Our Kura

Student Leaders

Student Leadership is about investing in our young people with the belief that they are called to shape the culture around them, by hearing their voice and the value it brings to others.

When our young people understand the gift they are to their school, whānau and community, this becomes the foundation on which start their adventure with leadership.

Our Year 11- 13 ākonga have the opportunity to be selected to our Student Leadership group. These ākonga and their whānau are invited to an inauguration ceremony during which they receive their blazers and we also announce the Head Leaders. This year we are proud to have selected 15 Senior ākonga who all hold their own Leadership Portfolio.

Our Student Leadership group is announced at Senior Prizegiving during which we also announce the Head Leaders.

Student Leaders for 2022

Whatukura/Head Boy: Jackson Snow

Māreikura/Head Girl: Sarah Foi

Kaihāpai/Deputies: Manu Smith-Hepi and Ruby Taylor

Rauhuia/Leaders: Savanah Williamson-Kara, Charlotte Burrell, Eden Hungerford, Jessica Donaldson, Maddison Evans and Rangi Campbell.

Prime Minister & MP’s afternoon tea – August 2022

On Friday 5 August our Manukura and Head Student Leaders had the privilege of going to Burnside High School for a Student Leaders & MP’s afternoon tea.

During this event, our Whatakura/ Head boy, Bailey Kaa & Mareikura/ Head girl, Caoimhe Hungerford got to meet & listen to Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern as well as MP’s Megan Woods, Poto Williams, Rino Tirikatene, Duncan Webb, Tracey McLellan & Sarah Pallet.

Our rangatahi also reconnected with some of their peers from other kura that they have met through Student Leadership opportunities earlier in the year.

Y12 Emerging Leaders’ Conference – July 2022

12 of our Y12 ākonga also had the opportunity to attend the Y12 Emerging Leaders’ Conference at Christs’ College. This conference is hosted annually & Y12’s from 30 kura from across Canterbury & the South Island were in attendance. During the day they engaged in several workshops and had the privilege of listening to the inspiring stories of the Keynote speakers. The purpose of this conference is to connect ākonga with their peers, to build on current leadership skills and instil self belief in the next cohort of leaders.

Ko Haeata Tātou! We are so proud of you.

GRIP Student Leadership Conference – July 2022

Our current Student Leadership group had the opportunity to attend the annual GRIP Student Leadership Conference held at the Celebrations Centre in Aranui.

The GRIP Student Leadership Conference is unique in that it concentrates specifically on training student leaders for their role as school leaders. The style, topics, and content of this conference all focus on what the students can do right now.

Our student leaders left the conference with a clear vision, a solid understanding and dozens of ideas for their time as leaders in our kura. They did an amazing job at representing not only Haeata, but also our community.

Quipt Student Leadership Hui 2022 – May 2022

Our Head Student Leaders attended the first Quipt Hui held at Christ’s College on the 31st of May. This is part of a 3 series hui that will take place during 2022.

The United Nations has developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals for us to work globally towards by 2030. The vision for QUIPT is to provide a platform for all secondary schools across Greater Ōtautahi to come together to collaborate and create impact on a region wide scale. These hui allow for opportunities for our young representatives to come together to collaborate, network, share and plan their ideas and initiatives for the Canterbury Region.

Student Leadership Initiatives – 2022

Lunch & Break Time activities:

Year 13 Student Leaders leading JumpJam at Morning Tea for our Y1-6 tamariki.