The Rangitoto Māori & Pasifika Leadership programme is now in its fifth year. We have a diverse group of students and personalities this year, each with a passion for promoting and enhancing Māori & Pasifika cultures in our kura. Overseen by Kairuruku, Davina Dean, the selected students lead our school whānau to organise and present termly hui, language weeks, our success evening, and other events and initiatives. Daily, they are role models and cultural ambassadors, sharing their pride and knowledge with peers. We are all hoping we can hold some wider-whānau events later this year. Watch this space.
Tamati Kingi (Ngati Kahungunu), Bianca Tiatia (Samoan), Rylee Hollran (Ngapuhi), Zyon Rihari (Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou ki Harataunga ki Mataora), Nathanael Ellis-Kirifi (Samoan), Bianca Tiatia (Samoan), and Soane Abraham (Ngapuhi, Tongan).
Alysha Osborne (Whakatohea), JJ Wilson (Ngapuhi), Rosalie Gerlach (Tonga), Paea Naufahu (Tonga), and Jaz Naea (Ngati Kahu, Niuean).
Calais Norman (Ngati Kuri), Charlie Hodge (Samoan), Ngaawai Simpkins (Ngapuhi, Te Arawa), Tiana Tuivasa (Ngati Porou, Samoan), and Cuba Rihari (Ngapuhi, Ngati Porou, Samoan, Cook Island Māori).