Head student addressing school assembly

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.

Student working collaboratively in classroom

“ Waimea College has a fantastic group of teachers and support staff that encourage compassion among students. Our wide curriculum gives students the opportunity to gain a broader perspective on life and sets us up to be lifelong learners.” – Isabella, 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 2022

Board of Trustees Student Representative

Leon Caslavsky

Head Students

Briea Anderson
Noah Fay
Jaxon James
Macy Morgan
Baxter Richards
Izzy Thurlow

House Captains

Hillary House – Oliver Chandler, Maia Jones, Allie Goulding

Sheppard House – Ellie Clarke, Lauren Loghry, Lochy Mirfin

Cooper House – Blaine Buckland, Paris Hart, Olivia McIntyre

Rutherford HouseKatie Hone, Owen Sidley, Tony Sproul 

Academic Captains

James Barclay
Alex Bentley
Cassie Cameron
Sara Gallagher
Allie Goulding
Sam Harman
Angela Saric
Sophia Sidley
Jonty Wardle

Performing Arts Captains

Lucia Evans
Paige Gill
Nicholas Matheson
Isabelle Russell

Performing Arts Mentors

Tom Lams
Emma Lynch
Sophia Steer
Imogen Vlugter
Riho Kawano

Sports Captains

Hamish Chisnall
Sam Crawford
Ryan Flowers
Zia Goff
Taj Wilson Keen
Lilly Zwart

Visual Arts Captains

Katie Barnett
Arielle Goodwin
Tom Lams

International Peer Support

Tharu Wickrama

International Student Leader

Honoka Kinoshita

Special Ed Captains

Ruby Campbell
Ben Canton
Adele Finch
Maisie Smith
Holly Watson

Special Ed Leaders

Emma Collins
Sophie Eggers
Danielle Martin
Kate Robertson
Ash Sixtus
Alex Ward

Media Captain

Mack Allred

Diversity Captains

Caitlin Cameron
Tiah Stanton

Culture Captains

Myah Lister
Ruby Nott
Bailey Bartholomew-Katene

Environment Committee

Milla Glasgow
Emily Malcolm
Riho Kawano
Honoka Kinoshita
Ayaka Sugihara

Events Committee

Briea Anderson
Allie Goulding
Sam Harman
Jack Manson
Linnia McDowell-Burton
Hayley Milne
Jordan Scherer
Maisie Smith
Izzy Thurlow
Tina Waine

Technology Captains

Max Foy
Milla Glasgow
Bailey O’Malley

Wellbeing Captains

Hayley Milne
Kristen Senekal
Imogen Vlugter

New Student Ambassadors

Caitlin Anderson
Danielle Martin
Kate Robertson