The newly selected prefects will play a vital role at Nukutere in 2018 and will be responsible for bridging the gap between teachers and students, as well as upholding the highest standards for students to follow.
Nukutere College’s new principal Delaney Yaqona was proud to celebrate the success of each of the students who were chosen as prefects.
“It has been a wonderful celebration,” he said. “With the new year comes new ideas, and hopefully the new leaders for this year will be ready to express themselves and follow through with their goals for the year.”
Koizumi Henry was chosen as Nukutere’s 2018 head boy. Henry said he was honoured and privileged to be selected as head boy for his school.
“I just want to thank God for helping me and guiding me, and thank you to my fellow prefects. Thank you staff and teachers for supporting me, and thanks to my family for all the encouragement,” he said.
Abigail Barrett was selected as school head girl. “I would like to thank everyone that was behind me in this – my family, my mum and my friends,” she said.
“I would also like to thank God for giving me this opportunity to serve my school.”
Deputy head boy went to Zane Urirau, and deputy head girl went to Naomi Tetaiariki.
The other prefects chosen were Geosah George, Melita Akava, Taumaru Hunter, Mikaela Montanez, Quinn Tukaroa, Ana Meke, Isaiah Vainerere and Michelle Williams.