These awards can be awarded to Māori students in Years 11-13.
The awards recognise Māori students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in one or more area of the college. They participate fully in the wider life of the school and they promote the value of education by maintaining a high level of academic achievement.
Recipients of these awards also demonstrate respect and a commitment to their Māori cultural heritage. They promote the learning of Te Ao Māori values and the use of Te Reo Māori within our school and community. They actively encourage other Māori students to stand tall as proud Māori New Zealanders.
THE TE RAMAROA MĀORI LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR A SENIOR MALE MĀORI STUDENT
Carl is of Ngāti Wai descent.
Carl demonstrates a very positive work ethic ans is committed to academic achievement with excellence. His passion for digital technology and through his time in school he has been an active participant in the digital game development club. As a leader, Carl influences others by developing respectful relationships with people. Carl has actively been involved in Māori events throughout his time in school and he is a quiet and dependable supporter of Kaupapa Māori at Pakuranga College.
THE NGA KETE O TE MATAURANGA LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR A SENIOR FEMALE MĀORI STUDENT
Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa
Mikayla is a descendant of Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa.
Mikayla demonstrates a very positive work ethic and is committed to achieving her personal best in everything she is involved in.
Mikayla has contributed to the school through peer support leadership, her involvement and joint leadership of kapa haka. She plays for the premier netball team and has been involved in coaching and umpiring over the last two years. Mikayla has also been on the leadership team organising whanau hui each term throughout the year.
THE MOKAI KAINGA LEADERSHIP TROPHY FOR AN OUTSTANDING ALL-ROUND MĀORI STUDENT
Liam is Ngāti Tama-te-rā.
In 2017 he has continued to demonstrate a very positive work ethic and commitment to achieving academic excellence.
Liam is one of a group of students who has helped to develop a strong presence of ‘things Maori’ at Pakuranga College. In particular he has stepped up to the challenge of leading the school haka at the powhiri welcoming all new students to Pakuranga College.
Liam has also been a house leader for the last two years. Liam is attending Auckland University next year enrolling in a conjoint business and psychology degree.
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