Student Executive Team 2022

Emily Berry – Head Student

Emily has attended JPIIHS for four years. She is a keen sports person and academic. She has represented JPII and the West Coast in multiple sports, as well as coaching and refereeing in rugby and league. Emily has participated in the Bishop Lyons competition, Caritas events, Kapa Haka, and Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Emily is looking forward to providing leadership to the student body and being a voice for all students. She is committed to working constructively and openly to develop the student leadership team. An area she is keen to focus her leadership on is the development of Whānau time in the mornings to encourage a greater spirit of connection between the year groups.

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Riley Fairhall – Head Student

Riley has attended JPIIHS for four years. Riley is a very good allrounder being keen on his sports as well as his academics. Riley has been involved with many school leadership roles in the past including Student Council, House Leader and last year was the Student Rep on the Board of Trustees, he also attended the Marist/Champagnat Leadership Camp this year. Riley is looking forward to encouraging and supporting positive behaviours and activities in and out of school. Riley will also be focusing on good communication with the school Management team, to ensure everyone supports each other to benefit the school.

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Our head students act as the ambassadors for Catholic character at JPII, supporting the formation of Eucharistic Ministers and encouraging students to explore their faith in a positive and inclusive way

  • Work with school leaders and the student body to support school events
  • Contribute to the planning and organisation of cultural initiatives within the school, including cultural week, cultural evening, Kapa haka group, the school pōwhiri or mihi whakatau
  • Represent the school at formal occasions as required
  • Works with house leaders to promote student participation in key school sporting events e.g. athletics day, swimming sports, cross country, and house competitions/activities
  • Works with other school leaders to promote the improvement of the school environment e.g. recycling, rubbish duty, murals, and the beautification of JPII site
  • Work with other school leaders and local environmental organisations to promote ‘act local, think global’ causes e.g. beach clean-up, community service, environmental innovation awareness at JPII
  • Works with the Pastoral Care Team and Whānau teachers to promote wellbeing initiatives in the school, including Te Whare Tapa Whā
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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Olivia Johansen – Pūmanawa

  • Acts as the cultural ambassador for Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori at JPII
  • Upholds the Catholic character at JPII
  • Contributes to the planning and organisation of Māori cultural activities, including leading the Kapa haka group, promoting Māori Language Week, leading the school for pōwhiri or mihi whakatau
  • Represent the school at formal occasions as required
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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Maddy Sweetman – Arts and Culture Leader

Maddy has attended JPIIHS for four years and is excited to take on this new role. Maddy has demonstrated commitment to the school by stepping into the Pumanawa role this year which included leading the Kapa Haka and singing at multiple events. Maddy has also been involved with Kapa Haka (kaea), drama including live shows, Choir, Bishop Lyons, Cultural Events and activities, and attended the Caritas Leadership programme. Maddy’s focus as a Student Leader is to work together with staff, students and other leaders to promote a teamwork approach which is key to success in this area.

  • Acts as the ambassador for the Arts at JPII
  • Upholds the Catholic character at JPII
  • Works with Arts/teachers to design and display art installations around the school, including school library, reception, and common areas
  • Works with house leaders to promote student participation in key school arts events including house singing, lunchtime concerts, Art in the Park, art competitions and assemblies
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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Daniel Gibbens – Environment Leader

Daniel has attended JPIIHS for four years and is pleased to take up this important role and grow his leadership in this key area. Daniel has contributed to JPII throughout his time here in sport (rugby and basketball) and as a house leader. He is also keen on the performing arts. Daniel’s focus as a Student Leader is “to guide and lead others towards goals and objectives that are challenging but achievable.” He believes listening is the key to successful leadership.

  • Acts as the ambassador for the environment and environmental causes at JPII
  • Upholds the Catholic character at JPII
  • Works within the school to promote the improvement of the school environment e.g. recycling, rubbish duty, murals, and the beautification of JPII site
  • Work with local environmental organisations to promote ‘act local, think global’ causes e.g. beach clean-up, community service, environmental innovation awareness at JPII
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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Kelly Jordan – Hauora and Wellbeing Leader

Kelly has attended JPIIHS for four years. Kelly gets involved in most school events and demonstrates the school’s three C’s: consideration, co-operation, commitment. She has helped with the Tuakana-Teina programme, Drama, House Captain, Sports, as well as participating in the Duke of Edinburgh and William Pike Awards, and attended a Caritas Leadership course. Kelly is looking forward to working with students closely and showing that she is here to represent them. Kelly is proud to be a friendly face of JPII where she can welcome visitors, and be approachable if anyone needs to talk or needs help.

  • Acts as the ambassador for Hauora and wellbeing at JPII
  • Works with the Pastoral Care Team and Whānau teachers to promote wellbeing initiatives in the school, including Te Whare Tapa Whā
  • Upholds the Catholic character at JPII
  • Works with local and national organisations to raise awareness of wellness and health causes for JPII students
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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Siobhan Ellis – Academic Leader

Siobhan has attended JPII for just over 2 years. In that time Siobhan has demonstrated the three C’s: consideration, co-operation, commitment. Siobhan has been involved in several school events including Cultural days, Bishop Lyons and the Caritas Leadership Camp. Siobhan is a diligent worker who prides herself on her academic success, recently having been accepted into OUASSA Science Academy. Siobhan is looking forward to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of her fellow students and staff, through engaging with them and feeding back their voices and opinions. She has stated she would like to implement a tutoring service by seniors for their peers and would like to include more academic clubs eg debating.

  • Acts as the ambassador for educational success at JPII
  • Upholds the Catholic character at JPII
  • Works with curriculum leaders to support key academic events e.g. Maths week, speech competitions, debating
  • Leads the development of peer tutoring service
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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Daniel Cresswell – Board of Trustees Student Representative

Daniel has attended JPIIHS for four years and has always involved himself fully in school life from Student Council to Catholic Character events and enhancing our school grounds with the painting of stunning murals. Daniel was elected by the students of JPII for this role and is their voice for the governance of the school. Daniel will also play a key role in helping lead the ongoing development of our school environment whilst being a champion for local and global environmental causes. One of Daniel’s goals is to foster the links between the Catholic primary schools on the Coast and push for more community involvement.

  • Acts as the ambassador and student voice of JPII at BOT Meetings
  • Upholds the Catholic character at JPII
  • Works with school leaders and the student body to support school events
  • Reports to the BOT and back to the student body matters of interest/discussion
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the
  • school yearbook

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Tiana Tiara – Multi-cultural Leader

Tiara has attended JPIIHS for four years. She is an effective public speaker and is confident in the performing arts. Tiara regards clear communication as a key skill while being open to learning from others. Her focus as Multicultural Leader is to “grow positivity and understanding towards other cultures and languages within the school.” She is looking forward to seeing how multicultural week can be changed so every culture and language is celebrated every day.

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Our Multicultural Leaders:

  • Act as the cultural ambassadors for the multicultural body at JPII
  • Uphold the Catholic character at JPII
  • Contribute to the planning and organisation of cultural initiatives within the school, including cultural week, cultural evening
  • Liaise with Te Tai Poutini West Coast Multicultural Council to promote diversity and inclusion
  • Represent the school at formal occasions as required
  • Collaborate with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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Mya Mahuika – Sports Leader

Mya has attended JPIIHS for four years. Mya is a very good allrounder being keen on her sport representing the school and the West Coast (mainly in basketball and netball), captaining many of these teams, as well as her success with her academics. Mya is looking forward to listening to the needs of the students and being a voice for those in the school that should be heard. Mya will be focusing on putting words into actions, and if you say you are going to do something then you do it, whilst instilling the values of the school around Jesus Christ and the three C’s, motivating students and leading by example.

  • Coordinate with House Leaders and Sports Coordinator to plan and organise house activities and sporting events e.g. termly lunchtime inter-house tournament
  • Upholds the Catholic character at JPII
  • Works with house leaders to promote student participation in key school sporting events e.g. athletics day, swimming sports, cross country, and house competitions/activities
  • Updates student body at assembly about house points, sports results, and upcoming events
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report or the school yearbook

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Jasmine Paneda – Catholic Character Leader

Jasmine has attended JPIIHS for four years. Jasmine is a fine example of the school’s three C’s: consideration, co-operation and commitment. Jasmine has been more involved with the academic side of school including Science Fair, Bishop Lyons, Chess and Cultural Days. Jasmine is looking forward to committing to the responsibility of working with teachers and students, and giving 100% to the role. Jasmine feels that being a student leader is about committing to making the school a better and healthier place.

  • Acts as the ambassador for Catholic character at JPII
  • Contributes to the planning and organisation of masses, liturgies, JPII Feast Days, and leads the Catholic Character group
  • Coordinates fundraising for Caritas and other worthy causes that support the school’s Catholic Character
  • Collaborates with other student leaders to achieve positive outcomes for the school and students
  • Supports the formation of Eucharistic Ministers, encourages students to explore their faith in a positive and inclusive way
  • Shares progress and achievements termly through an article in the newsletter, and a final report for the school yearbook

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