Student Leadership

Student Leadership is an important aspect of Hamilton Girls’ High School.  Every student at Hamilton Girls’ High School has the potential to be a leader.

Leadership begins with understanding ourselves, whereby individuals have the capacity to lead their own lives and consistently make wise choices based on sound values.  Effective leadership can be learned through developing both the character and competence of our students and by providing them with opportunities and training to exercise leadership responsibilities.

At Hamilton Girls’ High School, leadership opportunities are available to all year levels through Academia, Sport, Cultural and the Arts and through our vertical house system.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own….And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
– Dr Seuss

Executive Council

The Executive Council is made up of our top 6 Senior Prefects at Hamilton Girls’ High School.  Each member of the Executive Council will lead their portfolio and the prefects that make up their Council.

HEAD GIRL

Our Head Girl leads the Executive Council.  This is made up of 5 Executive Prefects,each with a responsibility of a Council. 

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Our Academic Captain leads the Academic Council.  This council is made up of 9 – 10 Prefects.

ARTS COUNCIL

Our Arts Captain leads the Arts Council.  This Council is made up of eight Prefects.

SERVICES COUNCIL

Our Services Captain leads the Service’s Council.  This Council is made up of seven Prefects.

SPORTS COUNCIL

Our Sports Captain leads the Sports Council.  This council is made up of eight prefects.

STUDENT COUNCIL

Our Student Council Captain leads the Student Council. This Council is made up of five prefects.
  • Head Girl
  • Academic Council
  • Arts Council
  • Services Council
  • Sports Council
  • Student Council

Head Girl

Mary Ieremia-Allan

Our Head Girl leads the Executive Council.  This is made up of 5 Executive Prefects,each with a responsibility of a Council. 

The role of the Head Girl includes representing the school at public events, running assemblies, leading events at school and oversight of Leadership week.

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

Our Academic Captain leads the Academic Council. This council is made up of the following Prefects:

Academic Council Captain
Sophie Harris

Mathematics Prefect
Hannah Xiao

Social Sciences Prefect
Mira Arif

Science Prefect
Emily Collins

Technology Prefect
Elle Rendall

English Prefect
Katie Towgood

Health & PE Prefect
Gabriella Gordon

Ka Awatea Prefect
Eria Nepia

GATE Prefect
Rafeea Siddika

Library Prefect
Katie Denize

Business Studies Prefect
Hannah Rattray

International Language Prefect
Xanthea Kennard-Vogt

Each prefect will lead and convene a committee of 10-12 across all year levels. Their primary focus will be to promote their area of responsibility to the student body, to lead and co-ordinate a tutoring system and to inspire interest and involvement through participation and challenge. A key focus will be on initiatives to raise student achievement.

ARTS COUNCIL

Our Arts Captain leads the Arts Council.
This Council is made up of eight Prefects:

Arts Council Captain
Laura Dudley

Visual Arts Prefects
Bianca Lei

Pasifika Prefect
Phaedra Tuita-Fusitu’a

Kapahaka Prefect
Porsha Akuhata

Music Prefect
Halle Aish

Drama Prefect
Eden Peters

Dance Prefect
Tamzen Richards

Multicultural Prefect
Alaa Chikh Alard

Media Prefect
Brooke Ottaway

Each prefect will lead and convene a committee of 10-12 across all year levels.  Their primary focus will be to promote their area of responsibility to the student body, to lead and co-ordinate curricular and co-curricular activities, celebrate success and achievement and to organize and promote participation in local, regional, national and international competitions.

Services COUNCIL

Our Services Captain leads the Service’s Council.
This Council is made up of seven Prefects:

Services Council Captain
Emily Shute

School Services Prefect
Richa Patel

Community Services Prefect
Ashley Jubelag

Campbell House Prefect
Freya McEvoy

Campbell House Deputy
Nina Young

Edgecumbe House Prefect
Sophie Kells

Edgecumbe House Deputy
Ashlee Gozdz

Heads House Prefect
Ngapuke King-Lepaio

Heads House Deputy
Emma Woods

MacDiarmid House Prefect
Miriam Bacon

MacDiarmid House Deputy
Grace Bosch

Wilson House Prefect
Jaya Puke Tukaki

Wilson House Deputy
Hannah Laurent

Each prefect will lead a committee of 10-12 across all year levels.  They will be responsible for promoting their area of responsibility to the student body through the organisation and celebration of events relative to their portfolio e.g. Daffodil Day, celebrating success and achievement and organising and promoting participation in events and house activities.

SPORTS COUNCIL

Our Sports Captain leads the Sports Council.
This council is made up of eight prefects.

Sports Council Captain
Kelsey Teneti

Sports Council Prefect
Katie Bevan

Sports Council Prefect
Ella Leighton

Sports Council Prefect
Chloe Atchinson

Sports Council Prefect
Lucy Gordon

Sports Council Prefect
Gabrielle Gordon

Each prefect represent two code’s but also select other portfolio’s in the Council such as High Performance, Events Organisation, House Sporting Events, Coach Development, Umpire Development and Marketing and Promotion

STUDENT COUNCIL

Our Student Council Captain leads the Student Council.
This Council is made up of four prefects that will lead specific year groups.

Student Council Captain
Rylee Sturm

Environment Prefect
Jayde Knight

Student Council Prefect
Katie Forbes

Student Council Prefect
Sofia Sartin

Student Council Prefect
Sera Allen

Student Council Prefect
Ella MacKenzie

Student Council Prefect
Priyanka Prasad

The student council meet regularly to discuss student issues.
The Board of Trustee’s student representative is also on this Council.