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 - Anna Smith

Kia Ora, I’m Anna Smith and I am absolutely honoured to be your Head Girl for 2022.

I have a love for dance, and I believe it’s a beautiful expression of a person’s feeling when performed from the heart. I also have a love for the water and grew up as a swimmer, training most days and competing. My life as a dancer and especially a swimmer, has taught me so much and helped shape me to become the person I am today. I believe it takes a lifetime to truly know yourself. But I also believe that whilst travelling that journey, it’s most important to be proud of the person you are. So, whilst you get to know yourself, be kind to yourself, be proud of your culture, your family, you. I hope to be able to make new connections this year as your Head Girl and help you to be proud of who you are, in this journey of finding yourself. Sometimes you just need someone to believe in you. 

Head Boy - Samuel Kingston

Kia ora koutou. I am honored to have been selected as Head boy for 2022. I have a passion for all things basketball which has helped develop my leadership gradually over the last several years. I am extremely excited to see what comes from 2022 personally and for all students who will be achieving their personal goals. A personal goal for me this year is to get accepted into Waikato University for a Bachelor of Business majoring in strategic management.

Leadership is not done for yourself but done for the benefit of the community in which you are appointed to lead. Over this year I wish to encourage all students no matter their academic success or cultural background – ‘You can all be leaders.’ “Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything… do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open - Pauline Kael”. I wish everybody a wonderful year.

Deputy Head Girl - Deanna Young

Teenaa koutou! My name is Deanna, though some people know me as Kori (a name meaning to move or wriggle). Performing arts has always played a huge part in my life! Drama, Dance and Music has always been a passion of mine and bringing my experience and elements to the school has brought fun but also great learning opportunities. I play many instruments, dance a range of styles even had the privilege to dance over in America and Australia representing NZ. Some might even recognize me from playing Wednesday Addams in last year's school production of The Addams Family! I also care a lot for Māori culture and have the privilege to lead the Te hunga taikaakaa committee this year. I exited for the momentous year ahead and glad I get to lead beside such an intelligent and creative student exec! 

Deputy Head Boy - Cole Sherborne

Kia Ora e te whanau, my name is Cole Sherborne. I am very excited and honoured to have received the role of your Deputy Head Boy for 2022. I am extremely passionate about eventing (equestrian). I also really enjoy Biology and Chemistry at school and other activities that evolve being creative. I look forward to encouraging students to realise their potential through the use of the academic committee, and help lead Te Koopu Maania to the top of the leader board.

Ngaa mihi, e noho ra.

BOT Student Representative - Luke O'Brien

I am honoured to represent the students at Cambridge High School on the Board of Trustees. To do this, I’m keen to have conversations with you as to how you think the school could be improved. So, feel free to talk to me, or write to me at lukeobrien@camhigh.school.nz with any constructive ideas or concerns that you may have. 

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.