Student Leaders

Student Leadership Team

Rangatira Tauira

Henderson Valley has ten student leaders for 2022. The student leadership team is made up of three positions.

  • Ambassadors

  • House Leaders (Kereru, Tui, Ruru, Piwakawaka)

  • School Wide Events Organisers (all student leaders)


  • To provide ākonga with authentic contexts to build leadership capability

  • To provide opportunities for ākonga to have a ‘voice’ in their school and be ‘decision makers’

  • To support the achievement of the school vision

Roles and Responsibilities

All Leaders

    • Be a good role model and behave in a way that is consistent with the school values;

        • Whakaute

        • Takohanga

        • Manaakitanga

        • Whanaungatanga

    • Carry out any duties expected of them in relation to their position

    • Display behaviours consistent with the concept of tuakana teina

    • Give up some personal time

    • Attend all meetings

    • Actively participate in meetings

    • To actively engage in the activities, projects, and events organised by the team


  • Welcoming visitors to the school, showing them around the school if required

  • Thanking guests/visitors at assemblies

  • Act as school representatives at community events where appropriate

House Leaders

  • Provide leadership to their house during appropriate school/sports events

  • Ensure all house members are treated fairly and are given equal opportunity to participate in house events

  • Provide opportunities for tuakana teina

School Wide Events Organisers

  • Organise school wide events e.g. Down Syndrome Day, Daffodil Day

  • Organise opportunities for tuakana teina to occur