Head Students

At Waiuku Primary School, we have a proud tradition of offering leadership opportunities to our Year Eight students through our Head Student programme.

At the end of every year, our Year Seven students are encouraged to apply for the position of Head Student. Their application includes a list of their contributions to school life as well as Student Responsibilities that they have held, such as Road Patrol, Peer Mediator, Office Duty and Librarian. Applicants then present a two-minute speech about themselves and what they would do in the Head Student Role to our Hub Three and Four students. The successful applicants are announced at the end of year Prize Giving.

Head Students have an important role within the school. They organise and lead the school assembly. They are also the representatives of our school at community events such as the Waiuku ANZAC parade.

We are very pleased to have as Head Students Devlin Conaglen & Olivia Jostee.  

Whānau Leaders

Waiuku Primary School has a strong tradition of offering leadership opportunities to its Year Eight students, who serve as Whānau Leaders. The school follows a culture based on its values in which siblings are placed in the same Whānau.

There are four Whānau groups, each identified by a New Zealand native bird and a colour:
– Kiwi (Red)
– Tui (Blue)
– Pukeko (Yellow)
– Kea (Green)

Two Whānau Leaders lead each group, totalling eight students selected for this role. Their responsibilities include organizing Whānau events such as school sports, assemblies, and community events like Matariki and School Hangi. They also present awards at school assemblies and represent the school at community events.

The Whānau Leaders meet with the school deputy principal at least once a fortnight to grow their leadership skills. We are excited to encourage school spirit and support Whānau Leaders in developing their leadership skills this year.