2024 Senior Student Leaders
Pictured are our 2024 senior student leaders. From left: Senior Prefects M. T. Upu and S. H. A. S. Peita, Deputy Head Prefect H. P. Klouwens and Senior Prefect M. A. G. Galloway. Note: Head Prefect T. C. Jones was in absentia due to his representing New Zealand at the Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
On Wednesday 24 January in the first full School assembly for the year, the Headmaster announced the student leaders who will lead the student body for the 2024 academic year.
The Head Prefect for 2024 is T. C. Jones 7D
The 2024 Head Prefect is a young man who has embraced School life, expressing pride in his School and a sense of belonging.
Tom has worked positively to earn satisfactory grades in AS English Literature, Geography Economics and Biology. This year, Tom is studying A Level English, Geography, Economics and AS Physical Education.
He has been committed to the wider life of the School throughout his tenure at Grammar, including captaining the 1st XI Cricket team last year. He also played 4A Rugby and was a member of Interact. Tom earned a New Zealand Representative badge and Colours for Cricket in 2023, as well as winning the code award for cricket at the College Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards in November.
Masters involved with this young man describe him as showing determination and resilience. He is someone who is committed to the task at hand and can manage his time to meet his responsibilities. His maturity and dependability have seen him earn the respect of his peers and staff alike.
Tom has developed credibility and integrity as a student of Auckland Grammar School. He has shown a connectedness to the School and its values, exhibiting respect, humility and courage through his actions and general demeanour.
Note: Tom is vice-captain of the New Zealand Under 19 Cricket team and is currently competing in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa, opening the batting in their match against Nepal which they won by 64 runs. He has earned the right to be the first student to cross stage in 2024 but will receive the Head Prefect’s badge and Prefect’s tie when he returns from international duties.
The Deputy Head Prefect for 2024 is H. P. Klouwens 7C
The 2024 Deputy Head Prefect is a diligent student who has been committed to his studies and extracurricular activities throughout his tenure.
Harrison secured sound grades in AS English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in 2023 and this year is studying A Level Biology, Chemistry and Physics, alongside AS Physical Education.
Harrison has been actively involved in School life as a member of the Senior Swimming team, and was the School’s Senior Swimming Champion in 2023. He won the Kerridge Cup for 50m breaststroke, the Peter Drummond Cup for 100 metres and the Senior Cup as Senior Champion. Harrison also earned a New Zealand Representative badge and Colours for Swimming in 2023.
Harrison is a focused and capable young man who has lived The Grammar Way, leading by example, while being comfortable in who he is. Masters have described Harrison as focused, mature, determined and proactive when facing difficulties, and he is a contributor with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Harrison reflects the School’s values showing humility in his approach, commitment to his studies and extracurricular activities, respect for others and integrity through his words and actions.
There are three Senior Prefects who will assist the Head and Deputy Head Prefect for 2024:
M. A. G. Galloway 7G
Mark is a self-motivated and determined young man who has worked diligently to achieve in the Cambridge programme. He is studying A Level Spanish, Economics and History and AS Business Studies this year. In 2023, he earned the Florence Katherine McAdam Memorial Prize for Character and Excellence in Form 6.
Mark has contributed to School life in an extensive manner and displayed character in his approach. He has been involved with the Distance Squad, Duke of Edinburgh, the Headmaster’s Heritage Committee, Interact Group, Model UN, Spanish Debating and Theatresports.
S. H. A. S. Peita 7E
Storm achieved sound academic grades in Cambridge AS Level last year. In 2024, he is studying A Level English, Economics and History, AS Level Business Studies and NCEA Level 3 Te Reo Māori.
In 2023 he earned the Kairangi Haka Award for excellence in Kapa Haka and the Poutaki Reo Award for the top Te Reo Māori speaker.
In an extracurricular sense, Storm was leader of the Kapa Haka group, a member of the Headmaster’s Cultural Committee, the 1st XV Rugby team, Tuakana Teina, the Premier Touch team and the Premier Volleyball team. In 2023, Storm also earned Performing Arts Colours for Ngā Manu Kōrero.
M. T. Upu 7C1
Makea earned satisfactory grades in the Cambridge programme last year. This year, he is studying NCEA Level 3 Business Studies, English, Music, Physics and Te Reo Māori. In 2023, he earned the Graeme A. Crothall Scholarship for Tibbs House.
Makea is an active and well-rounded student who has been involved with Archery, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music, Grammarphonics, Kapa Haka, Rugby 2B, Samoan Cultural Group, Senior Softball, Big Band and he plays the saxophone. Makea is also the Head Prefect at Tibbs House in 2024.