Student LEADers


Shailay Te kahu Peka Hazel
Student Leader

Kia Ora koutou ko Shailay toku ingoa. I am proud to be a student Leader because I believe that I will be very helpful and that I am always a role model. I set a gorgeous example for our teina and I help teina understand difficult things and I teach them good manners on the mat. This year I am going to start to play Rippa Rugby and I was in kapa haka and pacifica groups last year. I think that Te Kura o Maarawaewae is the best school because we have the best teachers and staff.

Momoko Philson
Student Leader

Konnichiwa! I'm Momoka. I wear a black shirt that represents I’m a student leader. I have represented Greerton Village School - Te Kura o Maarawaewae playing in the school netball team, speaking in many school speeches and being a sole representative at swimming sports west clusters 2023.
I’ll always be either on our school bikes or roaming the school with friends. All I want to set for our kura is to respect anyone that comes along in your journey through life. I look forward to setting an example to everyone. I will try to start a new environment for our kura. Peace out!

Te Huatahi Thompson
Student Leader

Kia Ora my name is Te Huatahi and I am a Student Leader.

What I like about school is playing netball and singing. You can find me playing handball on the top court or at band with Mr Dekker and my friends. This year as a leader I am looking forward to looking after our school and leading assemblies.

Carly Deighton
Student Leader

Hi my name is Carly and I am a Student Leader and I wear a black shirt.

I enjoy playing netball because I think it is important to be part of a team. I love skating and just having fun with my family and friends. I am looking forward to helping others in need and getting involved in activities and having fun at school.

House LEADers


Bentley Young
Ranginui House Leader

Kia Ora my name is Bentley Young, and I wear the blue shirt. I am proud to lead Ranginui this year for 2024. I’m proud to be a student at Te Kura o Maarawaewae and enjoy everything the school has to offer. You can find me out on the field most break times and I am happy to help you any time. I enjoy maths, and writing. I also do MMA after school at the martial arts academy, and ride motocross on the weekends. I like helping people and I look forward to all the responsibilities that come with being a house leader. Let’s all have fun at school.

Jake Smith
Ranginui House Leader

Hi, my name is Jake Smith. I am House leader for Ranginui so you'll catch me wearing the blue leader's shirt.
My favourite thing about school has to be sports and math! At break time you'll find me on the field playing football so come join in! I like being involved in as many activities as I can so I can learn and experience new things. As a leader I'm looking forward to helping out wherever I can, helping make the school a happy place for everyone and doing lunches! If you need any help or someone to play with then look out for my blue shirt!

Ashlyn Barnaby
Ika Roa House Leader

Kia Ora my name is Ashlyn and I am a House Leader for Ika Roa. You will see me wearing the grey shirt. I show fair play and support to GVS and during Whare Sports. I am involved in boxing, rugby and Rippa Rugby and I like to encourage others to try new sports. I have two brothers; one has gone through Greerton Village School and my other brother is in Te Rau Aroha. I am looking forward to being in the Rippa Rugby team this term and to show new people around our school.

Waikari Holloway
Ika Roa House Leader

Kia Ora ko Waikari ahau. I am the House Leader of Ika Roa Whare group and I wear the grey shirt.

I love playing basketball and soccer and I am looking forward to looking after everyone at kura this year.

Imogen Hoolihan
Ngā Whetu House Leader

Bonjour, my name is Imogen and I am a house leader for Ngā Whetu, so I wear a yellow shirt. I love swinging on monkey bars, and having a run around on the playground. I am looking forward to Pacifica, doing Whare Sports on Fridays, and sports events. This year as a house leader I am looking forward to helping tamariki around Te Kura o Maarawaewae.

Johnny King
Ngā Whetu House Leader

Hi my name is Johnny King and I am a Whare Leader for Ngā Whetu. I like to play rugby and basketball and I enjoy playing games and going out to the Strand or the pools with my friends on weekends or after school. I am looking forward to leading Ngā Whetu to victory this year!

Te Waitoa Ah Mu-Pini
Papatūānuku House Leader

Kia Ora Koutoa my name is Te Waitoa. I am from Te Puke however I was born in Wellington. I am the proud leader of Papatūānuku with my friend Isaiah. This year I am looking forward to being a leader and leading Papatūānuku. I enjoy sharing my Whakapapa with others and cooking with my aunty. I like playing netball and am looking forward to helping others this year.

Isaiah Akeli
Papatūānuku House Leader

Kia ora whanau my name is Isaiah Akeli, and I am a house leader of Papatūānuku which is the best house.

I am proud to be a leader because I show mana and kindness throughout the school also in class. I am also looking forward to being like my brother Stephen Akeli who also led Papatūānuku. Lets Go Papatūānuku!!