I am delighted to be selected as Head Girl for 2018 and I am still overwhelmed by the level of support from the school and wider community. I would like to acknowledge our incredible management team who lead by example and are great encouragers of student leadership. I am looking forward to leading alongside the Year 13 leadership team, and leaving our mark in 2018.
I am of Samoan and Tokelauan descent and am fortunate enough to be the recipient of a St. Cuthbert’s Endeavour Scholarship. Throughout my years at St. Cuthbert’s, I’ve been surrounded by wonderful role models who have inspired me to think outside the box and to dream bigger.
For me, St. Cuthbert’s has always been an incubator of many dreams. I have a sincere appreciation of all the academic and co-curricular opportunities that school offers. I’ve been involved in various areas of the college, including sport, music, drama and cultural groups. I have learnt the importance of the “By Love Serve” school motto through serving in the community. I believe that the pathway to leadership is through service.
My faith, family and school have been instrumental in developing my character and increasing my leadership capacity. To me, leadership is much more than a title or a position- leadership is an attitude. It is about having vision for yourself and a group of people. I think that good leaders have the ability to encourage and motivate others towards achieving common goals that bring about change for the common good.
My vision for the year ahead is to build greater unity between the senior, middle, and, junior schools. I want our school to be a place where every girl who walks through our gates feels a strong sense of belonging. House spirit is such an important part of being at our school, I would like to encourage a culture of inclusiveness, to ensure that our school community embraces and celebrates diversity. Each girl is unique and plays a special part in the success of the school.
“He aha te mea nui o te ao?
What is the most important thing in the world?
He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata”
The people, the people, the people
– Tiana Willis-Baker