Hannah Rose - Head Girl

 

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.

 

Shenazzar Sta. Lucia - Deputy Head Girl Arts

 

Kia Ora tatou. Ko Mauao te maunga, ko tauranga moana te awa. No tauranga moana ahau, ko Sta. Lucia toku whanau, ko Shenazzar toku ingoa.

My name is Shenazzar Sta. Lucia and I’m honoured to be TGC’s Deputy Head Girl of Arts for 2020. I’m blessed to not only have this role but work with some amazing young women alongside me. The performing arts prefects: Morgan Barrimore, Avril Mathers and Jessica Zhang. The visual arts prefects: Jessica James and Piper McConnell, and the audio visual prefects: Isys Wesche and Georgina Wooller.

Being involved with a number of performing arts and music groups over my past three years at TGC, I’ve witnessed first-hand the responsibilities that came with being a leader in the arts. I admired the passion that these past leaders had and am excited to bring that same passion to TGC in 2020.

This year I hope to bring my vision of strength in unity by working alongside our kura and improving friendships and relationships with both teachers and students to create a strong, united kura.

If you see me around, whether it be walking around school or at rehearsal - or even at a competition, feel free to say hi and have a chat! Friendships start with the simplest exchange of kind words.

Nō reira tēnā rā koutou katoa.

 

Olive Pearce - Deputy Head Girl Sport

 

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Victoria te maunga. Ko Hutt River te Awa. No Lower Hutt ahau. Ko Pearce toku whanau. Ko Olive Pearce toku ingoa.

I am honoured and excited to be the 2020 Deputy Head Girl of Sports at Tauranga Girls’ College.

With me this year, I am privileged to work alongside not only some incredibly hard-working girls, but also sporting superstars in their respective codes; Kayli Tuiraviravi, Scarlett Brain, Casey Loader and Paris Allum. I am already loving working alongside these girls in our effort to achieve many of our goals we have set for Sports at TGC for this year. From the early days of being a Year 9 and setting foot in the TGC kura, I was amazed at the abundant sporting opportunities that are available here; should you wish to pursue them. It is our aim to get students from every year level to find the courage to get involved in sport, continue their sporting passions and go on to form lifelong lasting bonds that they will cherish forever. I am a firm believer in saying that there is a sport for everyone; it doesn’t matter if you have never played it before. And in finding courage to give sport a go, I have full faith in the ability of Tauranga Girls’ College to support and foster this attitude and maximise your sporting potential in 2020 and into future years.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.


Grace Pua - Deputy Head Girl School Spirit

 

Kia ora. Ko Mauao te maunga, Ko Tauranga Moana te awa, Ko Pua toku whanau, Ko Grace toku ingoa

Hi, my name is Grace Pua and I have the exciting privilege of leading the school as the Deputy Head Girl School Spirit for 2020!

I am really looking forward to an exceptional year, continuing to foster the awesome school spirit I have watched grow over the past few years. Alongside me is my team of amazing wahine who will lead their Houses with pride and enthusiasm, and who I know I will have a lot of fun working with! They are: Ellie Richardson and Mia Krueger-Reedy, who are the House Leaders of Freyberg; Maggie Sandford and Kate Vernall who lead Rutherford house; Mansfield House Leaders Jaymee Hill and Mereana Moana and finally the House Leaders from Batten, who are Lucy Jensen and Nensi Patel.

My belief is that school shouldn’t just be about education. It should be about enjoying the time spent there, growing your knowledge, your friendship and your experiences. And it should be fun with a small but healthy dose of House competition! This year I’d love to see girls putting themselves out of their comfort zone, and stepping up as proud and active members of their House, their class and our school.

My team and I look forward to helping and encouraging everyone to do that.

Nō reira tēnā rā koutou Katoa

 

Shanay Talopau - Deputy Head Girl Diversity

 

Talofa Lava, Bula Vinaka, Malo lelei, Faakalofa lahi atu.

Ko Shanay Talopau toku ingoa. Ko moutere o Samoa raua ko moutere o Niue oku iwi.

It is my honour and privilege to serve as the Deputy Head Girl of Cultural Diversity for 2020 at Tauranga Girls’ College.

For 2020, there are great things planned and I am so excited to see the cultural diversity grow yet again within Tauranga Girls’ College. Our kura are lucky to have an amazing team of wahine as the cultural diversity prefects for 2020. This awesome team consists of the Kaupapa Maori prefects; Kaiwhiri Pita-Grey and Shayla Kiwi, the Pasifika Perspective prefects; Beerite Aara Jason and Julie Nielson and the International Prefects; Ri Yoo and Heesong Kim.

One of my biggest passions is cultural diversity, and it is my vision this year to see our kura embracing and respecting all the unique differences of each individual to encourage unity and inclusion. This year we intend to highlight the different culture and diversity expressed at Tauranga Girls' College, this way the wahine at our kura can have a sense of belonging. I encourage everyone at our kura to get involved this year. Whether you audition for Kapa Haka or be a member in Pasifika, take those opportunities offered to you, meet new people and learn new things. This way we can understand each other’s differences and come together as one.
Whiria Te Tangta; Weave the people together.

No reira,

Faafetai Lava

 

Rebecca Eggersglusz - Deputy Head Girl Learning

 

Tēnā koutou katoa, ko Rebecca Eggersglusz tōku ingoa

Kia ora, My name is Rebecca Eggersglusz and I have the privilege of being your Deputy Head Girl of Learning for 2020. I have a great passion and have been involved in many aspects of what this role has to offer. My vision for the year is to see; our school involved in more community events that are not really focused on, the well-being of the TGC family to improve in all four aspects, for our school to become more “tech savvy” and to see at least half of the students become more aware on the impact they have on the environment.

I am so honoured to work alongside the amazing Learning Prefects; Elena Broadfoot (Student Well-Being), Clara Araujo Codeco (Student Well-Being), Kiefer Davies (Community), Tess Esterman (Community), Jessie Chang (Kaitiakitanga), Flora Larsen (Kaitiakitanga) and Caitlin Wheeler (Techie). We already have many exciting ideas for the year ahead and I am so pumped for 2020!

Ever since Year 9 I have loved getting involved, whether it be playing hockey, making films, joining committees that will help make an impact or just getting stuck into class work. I have looked up to all the leaders throughout the years and have admired how they have given back to TGC. So now I am so excited to allow girls the opportunity to get involved and to give back to our school in any way possible. I really hope to get to know more of you and build more friendships across the year levels, so feel free to say hi when you see me around.

Nō reira tēnā rā koutou katoa.

 

Parvi Goundar - Deputy Head Girl Communications

 

Tēnā koutou katoa, ko Parvi Goundar tōku ingoa. It is my absolute privilege to be your Deputy Head of Communications for 2020.
He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He Kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.
What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication.

I personally resonate with this whakatauki as it speaks to the not only myself but to the vision I see for Tauranga Girls’ College. I see students nourished in the rich culture and opportunities that TGC has to offer. I see students being informed about school events effectively. And lastly and most importantly, I see student voices being heard and put first. The Communications Committee aims to give everyone the potential to be a future leader.

However this wouldn’t be able to be accomplished without my amazing prefects. The Communications and Publicity Prefects are Taylor Graham, Katrina Opie, Tarandeep Kaur, Faria Khan and Courtney Thomas; whilst our Media and Publications Prefects are Olivia Hyde and Maia Youard. We also have the Board of Trustees Representative Teia Kahura on our team.
I have been involved and am passionate about all aspects of school life. From the academic activities like Chemistry and Speech comps, Biology Olympiad and Mooting, to Sports like Netball and Coaching, Squash, Volleyball and Tennis to Extra-Curricular events like Debating, Shakespeare, Environmental, Ball and International Committees,  and outside of school programmes like SADD, Summerhill and Duke Of Edinburgh.

I am a big believer in the fact that anyone can do anything if they just give it a go. So now that I’ve been given the chance to give back to the school by advertising these events to students so that they can experience the incredible opportunities that TGC has to offer. My loud laugh can be heard from a mile away, so if you hear it when out and about, please feel free to say hi! I’m friendly I promise.

Nō reira tēnā rā koutou katoa.

 

 

 

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