Student Leadership at CHS

We believe that the ongoing success of CHS is a collaborative effort and strongly encourage our students to contribute to the leadership of the school. 

On this page we profile our prominent Student Leaders with our Student Executive, House Captains, Te Huunga Taikaakaa and Junior Forum. 

Refer to the following attachment for full details about the Student Leadership roles and structure at CHS. 

Head Girl - Chiara Woodford

Kia ora, I’m Chiara and am privileged to be your Head Girl for 2024. I love the outdoors and just giving everything a go. I am a surf lifeguard at Waihi Beach, play water polo and have swum competitively for most of my life. I have always enjoyed giving back to others and making connections with people.

Coming to Cambridge High as a junior I never really felt I had anyone to look up to or go to if I needed. Now as a leader I want to inspire others and to be someone that anyone feels they can come to, even if it’s just to have a chat. This year we have an amazing team of leaders who I am looking forward to working alongside to create a great school environment filled with mana. I believe a sense of belonging within a school is super important and that leadership is about bringing out the best in others. Our team wants to encourage others to get involved, to be proud of their achievements and to celebrate the success of those around us.

Head Boy - Levi Lamb

Kia Ora, I’m Levi, your Head Boy for 2024. I am super excited for what this year has to offer and can’t wait for the opportunity's thrown my way. We have an amazing team of leaders, and I am super grateful to work alongside them as we grow throughout our time together. This year, as Head Boy, I wish to see the school more connected than ever. No matter who you are, I believe you have a place in this school and can be the best version of yourself if you work hard and are committed to improving. Already we are off to an awesome start so let's continue this through our year together and have heaps of fun!

Deputy Head Girl - Ally Smith

Hello everyone!

My name is Ally Smith and I feel absolutely honoured to be the Deputy Head Girl of Cambridge High School for 2024. This task feels quite daunting after growing through high school with the most incredible student leaders, but I am full of confidence that I and the rest of the student executive will do an amazing job.

Alongside my main role, I am co-chair of the Arts and Cultural Committee (with Mirinae Kang), and a part of Te Hunga Taikaakaa – the Māori Leadership team that promotes Te Ao Māori within the school. Outside of leadership, I play in the school Concert Band, am a member of the Football Girls’ First XI, volunteer at the SPCA and Te Awa Rest Home as part of the Extension 4 programme and compete in Taekwon Do.

I love getting involved in all our events and I hope to see you all there. We have some excellent things planned in our calendar, so keep your eyes out!

Deputy Head Boy - Brady Mitchell

Kia ora, my name is Brady Mitchell. I am honored to be chosen to be Deputy Head Boy at Cambridge High School for 2024.

When I am not busy with great events at school, I enjoy the outdoors, playing football or going out for a surf on the weekend. I especially enjoy meeting new people and am always looking for opportunities to engage with students and build new connections. I am always keen to have a chat, so if you ever see me around don’t be scared to strike up a conversation.

I look forward to getting to know you and to learn more about your time at Cambridge High. In my role as Deputy Head Boy, my aim is to encourage students to seize all the amazing opportunities that CHS has to offer and for you to realise your full potential. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and give everything a go, embracing the challenges that will come along the way and most of all, not to be scared of failure.

BOT Student Representative
Riley Mitchell

Hi, my name is Riley Mitchell, and I am privileged with being the Student Rep for 2024. I am a Year 12 student with interests in Debating and Football. I believe it is extremely important that every student can speak up and have a say on school matters. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Student Exec this year and am looking forward to giving my input to the student leadership. I want to advocate for student wellbeing, how the campus is optimised, and the success of CHS in all aspects. If you have any ideas or advice about how the school is being run or any problems you have encountered, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me either on campus or via email. The student voices need to be heard in order for school to be as inclusive as possible.

Te Hunga Taikaakaa

Te Hunga Taikaakaa is our Maaori Leadership roopuu consisting of Year 12 and 13 tauira who are keen to promote Te Ao Maaori and to support and encourage our Maaori students. Tauira in this roopuu help to organise and run a number of significant events throughout the year including our Whaanau Welcome Evening, the Combined Cambridge Schools Kapa Haka Festival, Te Wiki o Te Ao Maaori and our Ngaa Poutiaki Celebration evening. Tauira also liaise with other leadership groups and Ngaa Poutiaki (Whaanau Support group) and readily lead by example and promote the core values of our kura.

Junior Executive

The Junior Executive is the Junior Leadership group for CHS. Students in this group organise a number of events throughout the year for the Junior School and also get involved in our wider community. Each week the students meet with members from the 24/7 Youth Work Team to discuss initiatives such as PB4L school wide focusses and lunchtime activities and how to best lead by example. Members of the Junior Forum also help with school event such as the School Ball and aim to encourage students to be active and participate.