From the Student Executive
After a busy term, all four of us are beginning to understand our roles a lot better and have enjoyed working along with all the students of GHS. This term we have selected and worked with the student council, to ensure we are continuing to hear the students voice and to work with the community. Alongside this we are called upon to do various daily tasks including, showing visitors through the school, organising exec and council meeting and general publicity for the school. Looking forward to term two, we are wanting to keep the good work going with council set up and the exec hitting our stride. We are looking to improve our informal assemblies bringing new ideas and themes to the table and get many of our council projects developed and in motion. Term two will also mark the start for our leadership forums with surrounding schools, these will be great opportunities for us to meet and hear about what other head students are doing with their schools. So overall term 1 has been a success for us but has also left us excited and prepared for term two and beyond.
Head Students Karma, Amelia, Connie and Jacks
Term 1 for Acland started off with us smashing out swimming sports in week 4 with a well-deserved win. Even for those who swimming isn't their favourite, to see most just entering one race for house points. We had so many records broken! Everyone was very enthusiastic and would cheer each other on, particularly during the relays towards the end. While athletics wasn’t so successful it was amazing to see all the involvement and encouragement. Jazmin and I were so proud of everyone who participated and gave it a go even if it was out of their comfort zones! The support and cheering were so awesome, especially for everyone out there giving it a go! Jazmin and I can’t wait for Term 2 and for all the other events coming up including Cross Country, Wearable Arts and Spirit Week where we hope Acland can continue the awesome house spirit and support. Thank you!
Milly Autridge, Acland House Captain
Cox has kicked off 2019 with a term full of encouragement, house points, and achievements! After a hard hit in swimming sports, we redeemed ourselves taking out first place in athletics! Every single student in Cox has contributed in some way this term towards house points and the supportive, exciting, competitive atmosphere that surrounds our house. I am so proud of the way everybody has stepped up to participate in various events and support each other throughout the year so far. I am so excited for term two and all of the opportunities that will come with it! It will allow for new experiences and a chance to grow as individuals and as a house. A massive congratulations to everyone involved for a successful term one and here's to endless smiles and achievements in term two!
Jemma Hayes, Cox House Captain
What a term it’s been! With swimming sports and athletics coming at us fast we managed to grab a second and a third! MacDonald house has shown incredible house spirit and support for each other! Everyone has made an impact in one way or another and each and every one of you has made our house proud. We are super excited for next term and can’t wait to get back into it! Up MCD!!!
Jacob Price, MacDonald House Captain
Term 1 has flown by and what a term it has been! Jaffar and I are extremely proud of all Tripp members for getting involved and showing pride in all of our house events over the past few months and the results that every single person has gained. We are beyond stoked for coming 3rd in Swimming Sports and 2nd in Athletics (and being 2 points off 1st!!). It also has been great to see lots of people excelling in other areas of the school, whether this is academically, culturally or sporting wise. Next term is another massive one, with Cross Country, Wearable Arts and Spirit Week on the calendar. We hope to see the enthusiasm continue among Tripp into term 2 in all aspects of school life!
Lydia Wilson, Tripp House Captain
This term has been a great introduction for us to our sport captain roles. We kicked off straight away with swimming sports, that was an all-around great success this year. We had a real increase in participation from all year groups, countless broken records, and an awesome display of house spirit and encouragement. Next up was the school athletics competition. Again, we were impressed with the level of sportsmanship, house spirit, and encouragement, with a special mention to Emma Becroft who broke the U14 Girls 100m, 200m, and Long Jump records. Going into term two, we have some exciting plans for sport around the school. Starting in term two, we are hoping to run an inter-house sports competition for all year groups during winter sport periods. The aim of this is to get more students involved with sport inside and outside of school and offer a wider range of ways for students to gain house points for their houses.
Lucy Harrison and Tom Harding, Sports Captains
I’m Alesha your Rangatahi Leader! This term has come flying past, with it being full of activities throughout the school that has been great to be involved in. One of my favorite highlights for the term has been working with many students throughout the school and spreading the Maori culture. This term, I started Maori Word of the Week, where each week we have a focus word in Te Reo. This was introduced in the student-led assemblies and will carry on throughout the year with it being incorporated into vertical form. Next term I am excited to start a student vs teacher competition, which will challenge everyone on their Maori vocabulary.
Alesha Martin, Rangatahi Leader
Kia Ora Everyone,
This term has been pretty quiet on the Cultural Captain side. However, I'm currently working with the Wearable Arts committee, and we're beginning preparations for next terms big event. We've been working on sponsors, table settings, catering and the set, which is all very exciting, because our theme this year is 'Haunted', so everything is very spooky-looking. Also, I've formed a cultural committee made up of students from all different year levels, who are very much looking forward to organising and running cultural events around the school. Finally, next month is New Zealand MUSIC MONTH! This is a great way for our students to showcase their talents, and I can't wait to see them take this opportunity. So working with our music teacher, musicians and the cultural committee, I'm hoping to have next term jam-packed with lots of performances!
Bella Kircher, Cultural Captain