Parawhau House Leaders

Thomas Hocking - House Prefect

Kia Ora, having the privilege to be a house prefect in 2023 for Parawhau is an honour. I’m very lucky to be working alongside great student leaders who show lots of energy and passion to make our house great. As a House Prefect, I strive to maintain and grow the house spirit and embrace every opportunity given to me. The Parawhau leadership team will make sure our house feeling stays strong and connected as we navigate the year. I am looking forward to what 2023 brings to myself and the Parawhau whanau. 

Abby Rutherford- House Prefect

Hi, I’m Abby and I am so grateful for the opportunity I have been given this year to be a Prefect for Parawhau and work alongside the other leaders. I am also a co-leader of the service committee. Outside of school I enjoy playing hockey, watching equestrian events, and spending time with friends and family.

In my time at Cambridge High, I have meet so many amazing friends through classes and sporting teams. Through this role am already meeting some great new people. I’m super excited to get to know the students in Parawhau and my goal for 2023 is to help get our house back up to where we belong, the top!  

Connor Harvey-Price - House Captain

As a house captain for Parawhau in 2023 I am honoured and privileged to work with a bunch of amazing people to bring new and exciting things to Cambridge High School. As a House Captain this year I am striving to strengthen our Parawhau house and make us known as the most powerful house at Cambridge High School. As a house we should provide as much support for our peers as possible and show everyone the strength of Parawhau. I am going to walk with pride knowing that I am a part of something as great as the Parawhau house leadership team. As a Lacrosse player, I know what it takes to work as a team and Parawhau house knows how to work as team.

Ally Smith - House Captain

Kia Ora! I am very excited to take on the role as a Parawhau House Captain for 2023. I am a part of Parawhau’s whānau form class and also a member of Te Hunga Taikaakaa. I hope to bring aspects of Te Ao Māori into our house spirit. I also play clarinet in the CHS Concert Band and am a part of the Girls’ First XI Football team and outside of school I do Tae Kwon Do. I hope I comfortably step into this role for Parawhau and create a positive influence on our house culture this year.

Anke van der Merwe - House Captain

It is a joy to represent Parawhau in 2023 as a house captain. I feel incredibly lucky to be working with exceptional student leaders who are incredibly energised and passionate about enhancing our house. As House Captain, I make an effort to sustain and improve the house spirit, and I take advantage of any opportunities that present themselves. As the year progresses, the leadership team at Parawhau will make sure that we continue to feel a strong feeling of belonging. I'm interested to see what the year 2023 has in store for the entire Parawhau whanau.