Ākina Leaders

Ākina means to encourage, to urge on.

Ākina Leaders encourage and urge on our students to Seek the Heights in everything they do. 

Academically, culturally, athletically, and socially.

The Role of the Ākina Leader

The Ākina Leader is attached a year level.  Their focus is Academic Achievement. 

In the junior years, this focus is on the transition to high school and establishing good academic behaviours. 

At year 9, this will include ensuring students are equipped, connected and ready to learn whilst also introducing them to important study skills required at high school. 

As students move into Year 10 the focus shifts to NCEA. Students will need to understand the qualification requirements, subject pathways, and information on endorsements. 

Ākina leaders also help whānau to navigate the intricacies of this national qualification system and provide important information on how to best support your young person over the coming years.

Throughout Years 11-13, our Ākina Leaders work closely with students to ensure they are getting the very best results they can get. This involves the monitoring and tracking of data, regular meeting with key students and, where necessary, additional support.

If you have any questions or require any advice on anything academic – please reach out to your child’s Akina leaders.

Year 13

Mrs van der Kraaij and Ms Field

Kia ora we are Callandra Field and Sadie van der Kraaij, the Year 13 Ākina Leaders

It is our mission to ensure that every student in Year 13 is successful. We track, support and guide our students on their NCEA journey, and we have proven last year, that we have a plan for almost every eventuality. 

Year 13 is a very important year, so if you require any support navigating the NCEA Level 3 qualifications please come and see us. Our new office is upstairs by the Deans, we also visit tutor classes during Hui Arotahi. If you need us, please feel free to message us on Teams or send us an e-mail.

The past few years have been extremely challenging for the Class of 2023, but you have shown your resilience and we were so proud of your outstanding Level 1 results last year. 

Year 12

Miss Cork and Mr Onslow-Osborne

Year 11

Ms Eed and Mrs Quintana

Year 10

Ms Slijp

Year 9

Mr Wheeler