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 - Elsie Williams

This year I am fortunate enough to be the Head Girl of Cambridge High School. This role is a huge honour that I hold very close to my heart, and hope to pour all my effort into in the final stretch of my high school journey. I have loved getting involved in the house system that started up last year and I was privileged enough to be one of the first house captains for Parawhau.  This year I continue to watch and join in on the amazing pride that not only is getting built in the Parawhau Whaanau, but also getting to see an awesome community building within our school. I aspire to make an impact in my role as Head Girl, and connect with my peers at school. To be a leader CHS community will look up to, relate to, or even find a friend in! 

Head Boy - Kyle Aitken

Kia Ora, my name is Kyle Aitken and I am privileged to be the Head Boy at Cambridge high School. I love getting involved in all activities within the school and strive to be the best I can be. I have a passion in sports especially in Track and Road cycling. I have competed in various cycling competitions for Cambridge High School and am proud to be part of the team. We have such an amazing community and I'm glad to be able to be a part of it and have my own input to make Cambridge High School the best school it can be.

Deputy Head Girl - Maanvi Naicker

Kia Ora whanau, Ko Maanvi tōku ingoa. 

My name is Maanvi and I have the privilege of being Deputy Head Girl for CHS this year. They say “do the mahi get the treats” and being a head student perfectly embodies this saying. This role has given me the opportunity to represent culture within CHS, to be an advocate for “if she can do it why can’t I”. Being a head student has allowed me to make better connections with people inside and outside of school. This role does bring its ups and downs but at the end of the day if your mahi brings smiles and laughter to people's faces, you’ve done a good job.

Deputy Head Boy - Jack Redpath

Kia Ora koutou, my name is Jack Redpath. I am very fortunate and privileged in 2021 to have attained the role of Deputy Head Boy. I have a huge passion for the performing arts, especially music and drama. I play various instruments including saxophone, drums and vocals. I am always out and about volunteering my time in the community and enjoy spending my time doing so. I am excited about this year’s opportunities for myself and most importantly our house.

 Ngaa mihi nui. 

BOT Student Representative - Bastiaan Banks

As the Student Trustee on the Board of Trustees, my aim is to be the voice of CHS students. I am a passionate, dedicated and determined leader that is focused on both the development, and the success of our students over the course of this year. We have started the year off strong, and I am hoping to continue this momentum into every event this year. There is also another avenue I want to help to develop and that is the upbringing of our leaders to come through the next few years. This development is something that I really want to focus on, with more people participating and contributing through leadership. 

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 Forum

The Junior Forum 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.