Future Leaders 2024

Growing Future Leaders


We foster and develop the leadership capabilities that many students possess through mentoring and workshops. At every year level you are given opportunities that enable you to reach your leadership potential and develop into a future leader.

Please see our current leaders at the bottom of this page.

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Waimea College is a diverse and vibrant school that provides a supportive and encouraging environment. Our broad curriculum allows every student to pursue their passion and become lifelong learners.” – Zariyah, Year 13

Senior Leadership Opportunities

The Student Leadership Team includes an elected representative to the Board of Trustees, six Head Students and eight House Captains.

A variety of senior leadership positions are available to you including but not limited to:

  • Academic
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Environment
  • International Student Support
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Events
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Special Education Captains

Our senior student leaders have a significant part to play in leading school assemblies, representing the College in the community and as role models to the wider school.

Junior Leadership Opportunities

In Year 10 we offer a Junior Leadership programme which encourages students to contribute to the life of the school. 

The years starts with a camp exploring the school values and finishes with an adventure camp in the Abel Tasman. 

There are lots of opportunities during the year that enable the Junior Leaders to connect with and serve the community.  Students are encouraged to join the Student Volunteer Army and are given an opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh programme. 

So be inspired …

“School leaders collaboratively develop, pursue and enact the school’s vision and targets for equity and excellence. Their well considered strategic approach is consultative and inclusive.”
— ERO Report

Leadership 2024

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Reuben Holtham

Head Students

Grace Cliffe

Mia Kinzett

Sebastian Lams

William Seymour

Jess Spurgeon

James Strang

House Captains

Hillary House – Ada Wilson-Keen, Jade Urquhart, Jordy Moore, Alice Mitchener

Sheppard House – Connor Redwood, Adele Chaplin, Delaney Loghry, Abe Smith

Cooper House – Hannah Schroeder, Eden McCrorie, Carl Quinn, Thomson Wright

Rutherford House – Rahiri Royal, Rubina Myers, Jada Giles, Isobel Talbot

Academic Captains

Amelia Clark

Tom Ladley

Mia Piggon

Ben Colbatz

Edie Morgan

Zoe Wing

Georgia Hall

Fraser Palmer

Performing Arts Captains

Giselle Chandler
Asha Lyall
Myles Smalley
Shenae Speedy
Sam Sumich

Sports Captains

Hayden Jones
Bryn Thurlow
Harry Horncastle
Tessa Honey
Shaylee Manson
Grace Shirley

Visual Arts Captains

David Macintosh
Siena McMillan
Anya ter Borg
Ellie Watson

ICT Captain

Rory Stock

International Peer Support

Ren Inoue
Samadhi Wickrama

International Student Leader

An Bui
Mimi Tangitcharoen
Sayaka Ito
Jess Lerch

Special Ed Captains

Tilio Barbier

Grace Taylor

Cam McLean

Ashlee Thomas

Destiny Sproul

Ivy Wilkinson

Media Captain

Rosie McManus
Tom Meldrum

Diversity Captains

Juliet Thompson-Blythe


Culture Captains

Lauren Neal
Hine Tūtapu

Environment Committee

Lianna Godwin
Emily Wallace

Events Committee

Georgia Hall
Reuben Holtham
Connor Redwood
Hannah Schroder

Technology Captains

Alannah Conlon
Mikey McKenzie
Leehan Van der Walt

Wellbeing Captains

To be confirmed

New Student Ambassadors

To be confirmed

Peer Mentors

Amelia Clark

Bridget Munro

Dylan Baker

Elliot Percy

Erin MacLeod

Georgia Hall

Grace Taylor

Jade Urquhart

James Strang

Lilly Holmwood

Mikey McKenzie

Ruby Mead

Sequoia Chauhan

Tom Ladley