Head Students – Maiden Speeches

To be standing on this stage today and being part of the school council executive as Head Girl for 2017 is an honour and privilege. I’m thankful and blessed for having the opportunity to work with the dream team for this year. I am also thankful for the people who helped me over my years here at college by teaching me to always believe in myself. Thank you to my friends, family, senior management, staff members and especially all of you. There wouldn’t be a student executive without you. There wouldn’t be an unlimited ranges of opportunities here at school without you all, the students of Newlands College.
As I said in my speech last week “Newlands College is more than just a school, it’s a place of opportunity.” and that could not be more true than right now with these fantastic people sitting in front of you today. We will celebrate and recognize successes, work hard to achieve together, involve the neglected, support the weak, look beyond ourselves and think: “What can we do for the wider community?”received_10154917370198592
This is a little taster of what the dream team aims for this year. The team needs its supporters and that’s you, the students. I look forward to all the successes and learning curves of this year. To see us guide, inspire and love one another, for Newlands College.
Me Whakamatau and thank you.
– Daphne Martinez, Head Girl 2017 (13CO)

I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to be a part of student executive, especially as head boy considering the talents and caliber of all those involved. The strength of our team lies not only with those in it, but those who aren’t. The countless number of other deserving candidates and students reinforces our determination and responsibility to make a difference as exec.

I think that I speak for everyone when I say that we are striving to be a cohesive team that is open and inclusive as we work in collaboration with students and staff alike to create opportunities and lasting change that will stay with the school long after we leave.

Along with everyone else, I am looking forward to this year. I am looking forward to working with the talents, experiences, cultures and people who make up the wonderfully diverse melting pot of Newlands College that I am proud to be a part of.

 – Ben Murdoch, Head Boy 2017 (13WG)

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