Pictured are our 2023 senior student leaders. Back row from left: A. K. Baker, R. G. H. Reidy, P. H. J. Morunga and M. E. Parkinson. Front row: Deputy Head Prefect J. A. Mora and Head Prefect Q. H. D. Te Tamaki.
On Wednesday 25 January in the first full School assembly for the year, the Headmaster announced the student leaders who will lead the student body for the 2023 academic year.
The Head Prefect for 2023 is Q. H. D. Te Tamaki 7C
The 2023 Head Prefect is a young man who has made the most of the opportunities presented to him and has embraced School life, academically and outside the classroom.
Quinlan has worked in a positive and proactive manner to achieve exemplary academic grades in AS Physical Education, Physics, Maths and Chemistry in 2022. Quinlan is sitting A Level Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics alongside AS Business Studies this year.
He has been committed to the wider life of the School throughout his tenure at Grammar, including playing as a member of the 1st XV Rugby team in 2022. He has also been a member of the Interact group, Kapa Haka and was involved with the Tuakana-Teina mentoring programme.
Masters involved with this young man describe him as self-disciplined, resilient, determined and engaging. His enthusiasm and positivity along with his maturity and self-discipline have seen him earn the respect of his peers and staff alike.
Quinlan has acted with integrity in all aspects of School life. He has lived the School’s values, showing respect, humility and courage in his actions and general demeanour to progress his education and help define who he is.
The Deputy Head Prefect for 2022 is J. A. Mora 7E
The 2023 Deputy Head Prefect is a diligent student who has been committed to his studies and extracurricular activities throughout his tenure.
Jamie secured sound grades in his AS examinations in 2022 and this year is studying A Level Business Studies, English and Geography, alongside AS Economics.
Jamie has been actively involved in School life as a member of the Senior Athletics team, the Distance Squad and the Schools Interact Group. He earned Colours for Athletics last year and was awarded the Hugh Poland Award, the Greville Cup, the Donald Lane Cup, the Maxwell Cronin Cup and the Wilson Cup for Athletics and Distance Running in 2022.
Jamie was also the National Senior Road Race Champion with a very impressive performance of 18:12 at the end of last year.
Masters have described Jamie as responsible, capable, mature and determined. He is a contributor with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Jamie is a focused and capable young man who has lived The Grammar Way, leading by example, while being comfortable in who he is.
There are four Senior Prefects who will assist the Head and Deputy Head Prefect for 2023:
A. K. Baker 7A
Angus is a capable academic student who achieved exemplary grades in AS English, Economics, History, French and A Level Maths last year, and this year his subjects are studying A Level Economics, History, French and English. In 2022, he earned the Eric Hooton prize, Certificate in History and the P. J. Anderson Prize for Form 6 History.
He has contributed to School life in an extensive manner and displayed character in his approach. He has been involved with the Chronicle Committee, earned Duke of Edinburgh Gold, the Interact Group, Literati and the Model United Nations Assembly. He is the also the 2023 Head Boy of Tibbs House.
P. H. J. Morunga 7C1
Preston achieved sound academic grades in NCEA Level 2 last year. He is studying Accounting, English, Economics, Mathematics and Te Reo Maori at NCEA Level 3 this year. In 2022 he was second in class and earned certificates in Accounting and English.
He was a member of the 1st XV Rugby team in 2022 and was also involved with Water Polo.
M. E. Parkinson 7C1
Monty earned sound academic grades in NCEA Level 2 last year. This year he is studying NCEA Level 3 Business Studies, Economics, English, Geography and Physical Education.
In 2022, he earned a certificate in Business Studies and Physical Education and the Josh Hartner Memorial Award for character, effort and leadership potential.
He is an active and well-rounded student who has been a member of the Athletics Intermediate team, the Interact Group, the 1st XV Rugby and Premier Touch teams. He is also the Deputy Head Boy of Tibbs House.
R. G. H. Reidy 7D
Robson achieved sound academic grades in AS Digital Media and Design, English, French, Geography and History in 2022. This year he is studying A Level English, History, Digital Art Photography and AS Economics.
He has been a member of the Senior Open Debating team, the Interact Group, Literati and the 1st XV Rugby team.