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. 

2024 Senior School Leaders

Kyle Webster

Head Student

Johanna Tapia

Head Student

Vanzdale Becker

Sports Captain

Emma Van Vught

Academic Leader

Abbigail McKay

Cultural Captain

Larni Ronaki


Grace McLean

Ngarimu House Captain

Alana Tombleson

Hillary House Captain

Josh Payne

Te Kanawa House Captain

Jessica Downs

Rutherford House Captain

Year 8 House Captains

Year 6 House Captains

Haydn O’Neill

Soni Lee Hose

Heath Muir

Tawera Moka

Kayla Lee

Aiyana Dean

Ngarimu: Pippa Missen

Te Kanawa: Jed Comision

Rutherford: Malaika Klay

Hillary: Sophia Zandbergen

Senior leadership selection process

Junior leadership selection process

Students complete student leadership application and submit to the principal by the end of Term 3

Applicants are introduced to the student body at assembly at first assembly in Term 4

Students and staff vote on applicants in the first week of Term 4

Where there are multiple applicants for a position the selection panel interviews the applicants second week of Term 4

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 in Week 5 Term 4

Each student presents a speech to their peers Week 7 Term 4

Peers vote on the candidates Week 8 Term 4

Votes are calculated alongside teacher feedback and leaders are selected. Week 8 Term 4

Student Council

Year 10 leadership selection process

Johanna Tapia (BoT student representative and Head of Council)

Nathan Scott

Abbigail McKay

Jennifer McArley

Payton Gallagher

Rebecca Jones

Maddy Hilliam

Lance Watson

Kyle Webster

Lexi Taylor

Yeremey Yuriev

Heath Muir

Ella Morgan

In Year 10 students get the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a senior student leader in Term 4. 

Students nominate themselves to be Year 10 leaders in Week 9 Term 3

Nominated students participate in a leadership activities afternoon with Mr Mann and Mr Donald. Week 10 Term 3

Mr Mann and Mr Donald review nominations and observations to decide on final candidates and select leaders. 

Usually 10 students are selected.