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Student Leadership

We want to ensure our student leadership roles are meaningful and purposeful; that students have the opportunity to experience leadership; and that responsibilities are shared across key roles.


  1. To be present and provide active student leadership across the school;
  2. To act as tuakana providing positive role models and mentoring for younger students (teina); and
  3. To organise and facilitate key events that create a culture of community and wairua in our school.


Vertical Whare (House) structure, horizontal Whaanau Roopuu (previously vertical form class). Each year level will be led by 2x Kaitiaki Aakonga (previously Deans).

*Ngaa Amokura will not be specifically aligned with houses, but selected on their individual merits and strengths. Ngaa Amokura includes our BoT Student Representative. Ngaa Amokura will each be expected to lead one of each of the Kaunihera Akonga (Student Councils).
Additional to the traditional Head Student roles in 2020 there will be 2 additional Amokura roles: 1x Rangatahi Maaori and 1x Pasifika. These students will lead Maaori and Pasifika roopuu respectively.
It is anticpated that this will expand in 2021 to include 2x Rangatahi Maaori (1x male and 1x female) and 2 x Pasifika (1x male and 1x female).


(previously prefects and house leaders).

Each of ngaa kaunihera aakonga will each have 4x Kaiaarahi Kaunihera (total 24x Kaiaarahi Kaunihera across the school). These students will support and work with the Amokura (Head students + BoT representative leading ngaa kaunihera akonga).
Additionally, there will be leadership opportunities for Kia Tupu/ Year 10 students – 2x Kia Tupu Kaiaarahi per Kaunihera.


  • AKORANGA (Learning)
  • HAAKINAKINA (Sports)
  • HAPORI WHAANUI (Community)
  • HAUORA (Well-being)
  • TOI ME AHUREA (Arts and Culture)

Ngaa kaunihera aakonga will be comprised of 1x Amokura/ Head Student, 4x Kaiaarahi Kaunihera (prefects), 2x Kia Tupu Kaiaarahi/ Year 10 Leaders, (7x aakonga/ students) and will be supported by 1x Kaiako/ Teacher.
Ngaa kaunihera aakonga will be expected to organise and facilitate key events throughout the school year. The calendar for these events will be organised as early in the year as possible.

NGAA KAITAUTOKO TUAKANA – Peer support leaders

Kia Puawai/ Year 12 and Tu Rangatira/ Year 13 aakonga will also have the opportunity to apply for a Tuakana role. These aakonga will be responsible for the peer mentoring and induction of He Kakano – new Year 9 students entering our school. A programme of induction and mentoring will be established and they will need to be trained to implement this programme with He Kakano. These aakonga will also be supported (including training) by a Kaiako/ Teacher.
There will need to be 2 – 3 Kaitautoko Tuakana per He Kakano Whaanau Roopuu.

News & Events

Wednesday Bell Time Change
As communicated previously, on Wednesdays, students should be in their whaanau roopuu (form class) by 9.40am, as staff professional learning has moved to Wednesday mornings…
2021 Centenary
SAVE THE DATE – 22 to 24 October 2021 for the Key Event! We hope you can join us! Our new PHS Centenary page on…

Daily Notices


  • Hotel Management Course School Hols
    Pacific International Hotel Management School Limited - Career Week provides any year 12 or 13 student in New Zealand with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, our culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies. Explore first-hand the world of hospitality, tourism and hotel management at PIHMS before making the right decision. If you are interested in a career in hotel management and would like to find out more about the Career Week please come to the Careers Centre.
  • Choir
    Choir rehearsal, Friday lunch in the blue room.
  • Moneyhub
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  • Tennis Champions
    Congratulations to our PHS Tennis Champions. Senior Girls Champion Benika Vandermeer, Runnerup Briar Warren Senior Boys Champion Sam Shaw, Runnerup Cohen Brady-Leathem Intermediate Girls Champion Jessica Nepia, Runnerup Drew McKenzie Intermediate Boys Champion Ronnie Woods, Runnerup Ben Fausett Junior Girls Champion Abby McCort, Runnerup Kate Shaw Junior Boys Champion Leif Cornu, Runnerup Scott Thompson
  • Rugby Official Weigh In
    An Official Weigh In will take place this Friday (09/04) at Interval (11:10am). All students who wish to play U60kg and U70kg MUST attend this weigh in. This weigh in is compulsory and will lock you in your team for the year. No weigh in, No play!
  • Girls Rugby 2021
    There will be a Girls Rugby session happening on Tuesdays every week after school (3:35pm-5pm) on PHS Top Field for all Girls who are interested in rugby in 2021. Bring your rugby gear, mouthguard and boots.
  • Rugby Registrations 2021
    Rugby Registrations for the 2021 Season are now OPEN! You can register online via this link: Register NOW!

BYOD for Learning

With the resurfacing of COVID in our region and changes in
Alert Levels causing students to continue their learning from home, having a
reliable device at home to access online learning, remain connected with
teachers, and receive feedback about their work makes 
BYOD more essential than

Click here for a reminder of our BYOD recommendations.