Our Student Leaders 

Upon reaching our Emmaus Team our intermediate students are offered added responsibilities within our school community.  Our senior students complete an application process and are elected into leadership roles that reflect our school values of Respect, Care and Responsibility.


Our elected Student Leaders become educational, cultural and sporting role models for our younger students.   Our senior students are supported in increasing their leadership skills with school programmes and attending Leadership Conferences designed for Student Councils.

Paea Hafoka

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”


I started at St Marys in Year 1.  I am now in Year 8 and I have had an amazing time growing to my full potential that encouraged me to have the confidence to apply for a Student Leader position.  To be a Student Leader is at times hard and challenging but much fun and a total privilege.

School Activities:  Student Leader, Liturgy Team and Pasifika

Hobbies:  Family time and singing

Crosbie Lyes

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”


I happily joined Mrs Govender’s New Entrant class. I have enjoyed participating in all school activities and this has prepared me for becoming a Student Leader.  In 2020 I was given the opportunity of a Student Leader role.  Being a Student Leader at St Marys has helped my confidence and given me the foundational skills to apply for other Leadership opportunities at High School.


School Activities:  Student Leader, Liturgy Team and Kapa Haka 

Hobbies:  Dance

Reiniel Purificacion

“Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others”.


I have been at St Mary’s since Year 1, proudly joining Mrs Baker's class. It was an amazing experience having been elected as Student Leader for 2020, and I have found the position to be both challenging and rewarding. Being a Student Leader has helped me grow in my responsibility, and I came out of my shell being more confident in everything I do.  Speaking at Assembly made me really nervous but now it is fun. I have made so many good memories and the school has taught me so many things in life.  St Mary's to me will be unforgettable.


School Activities:  Student Leader, Liturgy Team, Kapa Haka and



Hobbies:  Piano, Reading and Badminton

Allyarah Schmidt

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself”


I have been at St.Mary's since 2016 as a Year 4, joining Mrs Bird class. It has been a privilege to be selected as a Student Leader for 2020. Being a Student Leader has given me the opportunity to step up and show what I can do, and it has been challenging but rewarding.  I have made many good friends at St Mary’s and will remember them always.


School Activities:  Student Leader, Liturgy Team and Pasifika


Hobbies: Sports