The School of Choice for Girls

2020 Leaders

Head Girl

Hannah Rose

Kia ora tātou, Ko Mauao te maunga, Ko Wairoa te awa, Nō Tauranga - Moana ahau, Ko Rose tōku whānau, Ko Hannah Rose tōku ingoa.
I share both the privilege and honour to serve Tauranga Girls' College as Head Girl for 2020. I am proud to have been at TGC since Year 9 and I’m excited to be in this position where I can continue to give back to a community that has given me so much. My vision is all about believing. I want our kura to be a place where the people believe in its people. Where we all can be united by a shared belief that through passion, spirit and pride we will be the school of choice.

I am excited for the year ahead and am looking forward to working alongside an awesome team of students and staff, including the six Deputy Head Girls: Grace Pua, Olive Pearce, Shenazzar Sta. Lucia, Parvi Goundar, Shanay Talopau, Rebecca Eggersgulsz and their team of prefects. I encourage all wahine to get involved in something they love, to keep supporting others and to have fun while doing it.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

2019 Committees

 

Kaupapa Maori Committee

Kiri-Lee Delamere-Ririnui & Sela Tupo

 

Our Kaupapa Maori Committee is about acknowledging,respecting and sharing our Maori Language, heritage and culture among all students/akonga and staff. With the help of our amazing committee we will be organising Maori activities such as Tuakana/Teina,
Te Ara Poutama, wananga, Kī o Rahi Tournaments and celebrating Maori language week within our school community. These activities help build a sisterhood, family, and unity within our students here at Tauranga Girls' College, because as students, we must work better together,rather than in isolation of one another . As a committee we encourage students of different ethnicities to come along and join our groups, as we love to learn,share and express other cultures.

 

 

Pasifika Perspective Committee

Ofa Afu

 

Talofa lava girls! The Pasifika Club is a group of girls from different island backgrounds who come together to plan events such as cultural dances, primary school visits, breakfast clubs, festivals and fiefia night (cultural night). Our aim is to enhance Pasifika culture within our school community and also to build relationships with one another. I am very much excited and looking forward to this coming year!

 

 

International Committee

Jessie Huang & Christine Kim

 

The role of the International Committee is to welcome the international students, embrace their culture by organising events and activities, as well as encouraging our students to be involved with these activities. Possible events for this year include cultural exchange, international week and multicultural shared picnic. Please look out for our events throughout the year!

Communications and Publicity Committee

Cate Belton, Natasha Davies, Jasmine Nash, Holly Ryan, Ella Waterreus

 

Here on the communications and publicity committee we do things a little bit differently. Each of us works alongside one of the deputy head girls, helping them to communicate their messages to the school. We also organise articles for the school newsletter, take photos of the involvement shown around the school, and throughout the year we’ll be assembling the Tauranga Girls’ College magazine. A goal for us this year is to start up a student centred newspaper, published by students, for students to read and enjoy- so keep an eye out!

 

 

Written Arts Committee

Kasey Bennett, Olivia Summerville


As the written arts committee we are advocates for all written and spoken arts, poetry, writing club, these include debating, mooting, speech competitions, the school magazine and much more. We’ve formed a passionate committee of girls and we plan to focus on enhancing the development of the written arts as well as recognizing the many girls who are already heavily involved. We encourage all girls to join in to the many activities we will be running this year.

 

 

Performing Arts Committee

Chris Bae, Leka Smith, Jessie White


The Performing Arts committee is lead by your prefects Leka, Jessie & Chris. We encompass music, drama dance and everything in between. Our ambition for this year is to help everyone realise the inner performer within! Along with our fabulous PAC, we will be holding many fun events through the school year and can’t wait to see you all there!

Visual Arts Committee

Rebecca Kneale & Piper Van Rinsvelt


The visual arts committee is about the visual arts like Painting, Photography, Textiles, DVC and Design. We are involved in things like fashion parade, arts fest and will be making new events that celebrate the visual arts. Our first upcoming event will be the annual teddy bears picnic with gate pa school which is a favourite among our committee members. This year we plan to increase the amount of activities, competitions and exposure that our girls can get a participate in.

 

 

Student Wellbeing Committee

Maddison Axbey

 

As the Student Well-Being Committee, our aim for the year it to provide a safe, welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for each and every student at our school focusing mainly on mental health, well-being and hauora. In essence, the purpose of this committee is to create a much more positive and supportive community and atmosphere at our Kura and to spread as much kindness as possible to help all students be their best self.

 

 

Kaitiaitanga Prefects

Amy Earles, Ella Westenberg


Passionate about saving the planet? So are we. We are a hardworking group who meet frequently to discuss ideas on how to tackle some of the world’s biggest environmental issues from climate change, to reducing plastic waste. We want to get involved in the wider community and spread environmental awareness.

Technology Prefects

Hannah Evans, Holly Stephens

 

The Technologies Committee is solely focused in two areas of technology within our school: Audio Visual (AV) Technology and Digital Technology (DT). The AV side of this committee focuses on the sound, lighting and projections for the school’s prize giving and formal assemblies and productions. The DT side of this committee focuses on providing support to students studying Digital Technology within our school through workshops and support sessions.

 

 

Social Engagement Committee

Eloise Sharpe

 

The social engagement committee organises sports activities and encourages girls to get involved with social sport. Signing up with friends to play social volleyball one afternoon is an awesome example of this! Perfect for people who don’t necessarily want to play competitively but still want to be healthy and fit!

 

 

Athlete Development Committee

Holly Topp

 

This committee focuses on the needs of competitive athletes and our aim is to provide our highest achieving athletes with the resources they need to continue to achieve. It is also our focus to create depth within our school sports and think ahead by developing junior athletes.

 

 

Taha Tinana Committee

Minardi Daniel

 

This committee is all about our physical well-being and keeping fit and healthy. Fun activities and events which are easy to take part in will be held before and after school, and lunchtimes too, that girls can join in on. These events could be a dance party, orientation in the gully, zumba and morning fitness trainings.

 

 

Batten House

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Megan Howard,
Keilani Worthen

 

This year our aim as Batten house leaders is to increase the involvement of our house members by unity through positive encouragement and communication.The Batten house committee is here to foster a sense of pride and belonging within the batten whanau, And hope we can help our house be passionate about pursuing excellence in all areas of school. Every achievement, big or small will be celebrated. Goooooo Batten!

Freyberg House

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Courtney Ryan,
Meagen Warren

 

Mansfield House

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Zoe Lankshear,
Kaitlyn Morrell


Our vision, is to steer away from the stigma of past years of being uninvolved and to instead, create an environment where every year level gets involved. As a committee we aim to create a sense of belonging and seek to shed light on new activities for our Mansfield girls to part take in. Our committee will look to strengthen house spirit through active involvement.

Rutherford House

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Zoe Bates,
Caitlin Nalder

 

Throughout the year, our Rutherford House Spirit Committee wishes to enhance a stronger sense of belonging and an overall increase of involvement for all students whilst having fun. To fulfil this aim, we as the House Spirit Leaders will stand alongside our Rutherford Sisterhood, to create louder chants, an encouraging atmosphere and strong sportsmanship like never before. Go Rutherford!