Develop your leadership skills

Our student leaders are preparing for top careers. Find out more about them here, and the opportunities at EC for personal growth and development.

2016 Head Students

Head Girl
Joelle Tolentino

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Head Boy
Jesse Gibson

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Deputy Head Girl
Isabel King

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Deputy Head Boy
Jeremy Prins

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Angus Grainger, Head Boy 2015

Music is a big passion of mine, whether its composing, playing or listening, I love it all.  I’m also really keen on sports and enjoy playing rugby, soccer and ultimate frisbee to name a few. Yes that's right I said ultimate Frisbee. I mentioned it because I’m very proud as our Edgewater team, which I am a part of, are Auckland champs.

I’m a hands on type of guy, Christian, always keen for an adventure and never shy to give things a go.  

  • The person I most admired at school when I was in Year 9 was Adam Li. I first met Adam when he was my peer support leader. I really loved how positive he was, he was really good at basketball, did really well academically and he was in our school jazz band. He kinda did everything and did everything well. I really admired that and strived to be like him.
  • The subject I enjoyed most in year ten was Music.
  • The most useful thing that I did during my NCEA Level 1 was sit at the front of the class. As silly as it seems it makes a huge difference to how much work you get done.
  • In Year 12, the best thing about school was taking outdoor education. I learnt so much from it, stuff which can’t be taught in a class. I learnt a lot about myself too, finding out that I can do more than I think I’m capable of doing.
  • One good thing about being a student leader is that I have a real opportunity to influence those around me. Influence them to not only make better decisions in school but hopefully just in everyday life.

The picture is of me doing a flip off a wharf in lake Pupuke.
 

Angus Grainger

Navneeth Nair, Deputy Head Boy 2015

I was born in New Zealand, my parents came from Fiji 26 years ago. I studied at Pakuranga Intermediate before coming to EC.

I dislike the aging feeling that the term “90's kid” gives me. I am passionate about getting involved in matters which challenge my values and I want to better myself as a person. I have a keen interest in pop culture, which explains my love of film, T.V and video-games.

  • The person I admired at school in Year 9 was substitute teacher, Jamie Banks.  He was awesome because of his engaging, eccentric approach to school work and thinking in general.
  • The subject I enjoyed most in year 10 was Japanese.
  • The most useful thing I did in level 1 was discover my own preferences in terms of study methods and attitude towards my studies.
  • In Year 12 the best thing was performing in the First school drama, "An Inspector Calls".
  • The thing I like most about my friends is the welcoming attitude they all hold.  Our group consists of a large bunch of people that all accept and mesh together like a family.
  • One thing I like about being a student leader is that my input holds greater value to teachers and officials.
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Selvi Balasubramaniam, Deputy Head Girl 2015

Selvi's family comes from Sri Lanka.

"I enjoy TV shows, ice cream and reading up on social injustices and trying to abolish them. The subjects I enjoy at school are English, Economics and Calculus. In the future I look forward to going further up the ranks in this country and perhaps the world (actually not perhaps, but definitely!).

  • The person I most admired at school when I was in Year 9 was Mackenzie Valgre.  I admired Mackenzie because even though she was only a year older than me she seemed so much more mature, composed, honest and true to herself. Plus in year 9 we were in the same boat in rowing, yes, and while I was in the ensemble for the school production in that same year she was the lead and seemed incredibly cool and talented. And then last year she was a Head Student .
  • The subject I most enjoyed in Year 10 was English.
  • The most useful thing that I did during my NCEA Level 1 year was give everything 100% and I passed with the best marks. 
  • In Year 12, the best thing about school was the school play and the Sheila Winn Shakespeare competition.
  • The thing I like most about my friends at school is we are all high achievers and support each others' goals and decisions. Having each other during the strain of school makes it all much more easier.
  • One good thing about being a student leader is I like the authority the school gives me to be a leader. 

This photo is of me preparing for a traditional Indian dance program. We were amazing."

Indian dance

Janel Tolentino, Head Girl 2015 

I have a passion for music. I enjoy listening to and writing songs during my free time. I also enjoy playing sports, especially football and basketball.

  • The people I most admired at school when I was in Year 9 were anyone who worked hard to get wherever they wanted to go.
  • The subject I most enjoyed in Year 10 were all the subjects I took, which included: Music, French, English, Maths and Science. 
  • The most useful thing that I did during my NCEA Level 1 year was to study and seek help from teachers when I needed to.
  • In Year 12, the best thing about school was the company of my friends. The thing I like most about my friends at school is their refreshing vibe and their cheerfulness.
  • One good thing about being a student leader is you are given the opportunity to inspire your fellow schoolmates and represent your school.
Janel Tolentino

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Mr Allan Vester

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