Student Leadership@OAS

Student Leadership at OAS

At Onewhero Area School we believe all students can show leadership. Leadership skills are developed through out the school as part of their every day learning and within specific student leadership positions. Students also show leadership by having an active say in school decision making through the student council and discussion groups that are established for specific reasons. 

2023 Senior School Leaders

Joe Thackham

Joe Thackham

Head Student

Cordelia Gallagher

Cordelia Gallagher

Head Student

Megan Pearson

Megan Pearson

Sports Captain

Maddison Bradley

Academic Leader

Imogen Conroy

Imogen Conroy

Cultural Captain

Maia Hine-Anderson

Maia Hine-Anderson


Ruby Benson

Ruby Cameron

Ngarimu House Captain

Kyle Webster

Kyle Webster

Hillary House Captain

Lei Clark

Lei Clarke

Te Kanawa House Captain

Emma Van Vught

Emma Van Vught

Rutherford House Captain

Year 8 House Captains

Year 6 House Captains


Te Kanawa:



Ngarimu: Ruby Watkinson and Te Aroha-Nui McCawe

Te Kanawa: Ava Johnstone and Ella Morgan

Rutherford: Hugh Jones and Trilese Shorter

Hillary: Zac Smith and Olly Greaves

Senior leadership selection process

Junior leadership selection process

Students complete student leadership application and submit to the principal

Applicants are introduced to the student body at assembly

Students and staff vote on applicants

Where there are multiple applicants for a position the selection panel interviews the applicants

Student application, votes, and interview responses are used by the panel to select leaders

Leaders are announced at the Values Prize giving

(Kaiwhakahaere is a selected position decision is made by the panel and Matua Kramer)

Students nominate themselves to be house leaders.

Each student presents a speech to their peers

Peers vote on the candidates

Votes are calculated alongside teacher feedback and leaders are selected.

Student Council

Lei Clarke (BoT student representative and Head of Council)

Imogen Conroy

Cordelia Gallagher

Caleb Stanfield

Nathan Scott

Kohine Taua

Ava Johnstone

Ketia Aldworth

Maddison Bradley

Ella Morgan

Katy Taylor