House Leaders

Isla - 
Pohutukawa House Leader
Avah -
 Karaka House Leader

Ania -
Kauri House Leader


Falemei -
Kowhai House Leader


Tara -
Kauri House Leader

 
 Why did you want to become a house leader?
I want to be a house leader because I want to lead by example for the younger kids and show them how to behave appropriately for school.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
I like that there’s so many opportunities, I also love that Puni is a small country school where you get to do more than what you do at a big city school.

What do you want to achieve this year?
I want my house to win the house kapa haka award, and I want Pohutukawa house to excel in sports.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
I love netball, reading, drawing, cooking and writing.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
My papa works in the prison and despite health issues he keeps working hard. He never stops working hard, he just got deputy prison manager at his work. This is the stuff that inspires me so much to keep going and never give up.

Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. They are the ones that get the people to do the greatest things.

My adaptation of Ronald Reagan’s quote
 Why did you want to become a house leader?
I want to make the most of my last year at Puni School and prove to myself that I can be a leader in all areas.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
Learning new things and taking part in events.

What do you want to achieve this year?
I want to improve in my learning and be a good house leader.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
I play netball and enjoy arts & crafts and reading.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
I think Niamh (house leader from 2020) because she is so kind and always gets things done.

Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, it’s always about the goal.  
Joe Laurita

 Why did you want to become a house leader?
So I can take on big roles for my last year of primary, to give back to the school that has been so good to me and so I have experience at being
a leader for my future.

 What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
That we have awesome caregivers and they teach us a lot and we get lots of opportunities to do sports, plays, camps, trips, tournaments and we get to make good friends.

 What do you want to achieve this year?
Being a good role model in and out of school I have a passion for science  so I need to catch up on my maths knowledge to help me become a good scientist.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
I have an interest in science and space.  I play rippa rugby, netball and do singing and theatre.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
Jacinda Ardern, because she is a good prime minister and makes good choices for NZ and she is a good person. She is nice and she explains things properly for people to understand.

Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
You can carve your own path, be your own leader. We do need to create a new generation of leadership.
Jacinda Ardern

 

 Why did you want to become a house leader?
I wanted to become a house leader so I can help others to try something new and to be a good role model to others.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
I have the best teachers and friends and I like that we have all our class names in Maori and our R.E.A.C.H values. I love being proud of Puni School.

What do you want to achieve this year?
I want to do better in maths and do more sport.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
I love soccer, rugby and netball.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
Kalolaine, she is really confident and she could be a very good leader and is nice and kind.

 Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
John C Maxwell

Why did you want to become a house leader?
So I could be a role model and give back to Puni School, the way they gave to me.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
It’s not too big or too small, you get to know all the teachers and we have loads of room to play sports.

What do you want to achieve this year?
I want to try every opportunity and make the most of my last year at
Puni School.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
My interests are netball, art, animals and baking – particularly cakes!

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
Kate Sheppard, because she was the woman who made everyone believe in women.

  Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
You can’t teach leadership, but it can be earned.
Lloyd J Edwards JR




 Liam
Pohutukawa House Leader

Paongo -
Karaka House Leader


 Seth -
Kauri House Leader


 Chris -
Kowhai House Leader


 
 Why did you want to become a house leader?
It has been my dream to become a house leader since I started at Puni School. I wanted to take on more responsibilities and help contribute to the smooth running of the school. I also want to develop my leadership skills to help with my future. Also I love being in Pohutukawa and I am keen to see us return to the top of the house point ranking.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
I live in Puni and it is cool to go to the local school. The local community is very proud of its school and the outstanding achievements of its students, past and present. EG; Daniel Fulton, Kiana Swain & Abi Chapman

What do you want to achieve this year?
Personally I would like to achieve a Jabari award in school and a gold medal in a swimming meet. As a house leader I would like to achieve a Te Awa awareness day. Also I think that we should have the year 5’s buddy up with a Te Awa student. Another thing I would like to achieve is bringing robotics to school.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
My sports that I play are swimming, karate & rugby. My hobbies are reading, especially Harry Potter, making paper planes, baking/cooking and surf  life saving.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
Richie McCaw, I think he is a great leader because he shows leadership qualities by not bragging about himself, he puts others before himself and looks out for his community.

Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
A
I don’t believe in magic, I believe in hard work.
Richie McCaw

 Why did you want to become a house leader?
To teach and show students about R.E.A.C.H and to encourage them to participate in school activities.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
Learning, playing, doing activities with the class, being a leader and helping others.

What do you want to achieve this year?
To be in the rippa rugby team, learn more maths and read more books.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
Rugby, playing outdoors and baking cakes.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
Nana, because she teaches good manners and my big sister because she helps me with homework.

Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
We rise by lifting others.
Robert Ingersol

 Why did you want to become a house leader?
I wanted to be a good house leader and a good role model.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
There’s lots of opportunities and ways to step up to reach your goals.

What do you want to achieve this year?
I want to improve in my subjects and work hard in class. As a house leader I want to achieve many goals and be a responsible person.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
I am interested in art and I do swimming. My hobby is playing the guitar.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
Someone that’s responsible to

younger kids and is nice in the playgrounds because it is good for the school and the students.

Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
Positive in a situation, it’s not naive, it’s leadership.
Ralph Marston

 Why did you want to become a house leader?
House leaders have been one thing I like most in school. They like to guide us, help us and fundraise for charities. I became a house leader because I would love to rise up to the challenge and push myself to be a great role model, learn new leadership skills and hope for the best.

What do you like about being a student at Puni School?
Being a student at Puni School is great. I have lots of friends,
I get to hang out with them and have fun! The big playgrounds too, Puni is one of the best schools I’ve seen.

What do you want to achieve this year?
To make the Multicultural Festival go ahead and have a great time at the Mataraiki sleepover, and be a great house leader of course.

What are your interests/sports you play/hobbies etc?
I like to sing, I also do scouts and play hockey and do bike riding.

Who do you think is a great leader and why?
Isla, she was super confident and keen on being a house leader. She is always having fun with her friends too and plays some sports.

Find a quote about leadership that  inspires you and write it down.
Leadership comes in small acts as well as bold strokes.
Carly Fiorina

 

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