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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.

Olivia Fitzpatrick

Olivia Fitzpatrick

"Great leaders don't set out to be leaders. They set out to make the difference. It is never about the role - always about the goal." -  Lisa Haisha


I joined this wonderful school in the year 2015.  Throughout all my years I have aspired to be like all of our previous leaders.  They have shown me that leadership is not about the role you get but how you make a difference.


When I was called to be one of the student leaders for 2023 I was truly in shock. Although I knew it would be tough at first, I knew I had all my friends, teachers and family to encourage me and help me grow my confidence. I am privileged  to be able to lead my school and be a role model for younger students to strive to become Student Leaders. I hope I am able to make a difference in our school and others lives.



Patelesio Kiutau

Patelesio Kiutau

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things” 

Ronald Reagan 


I joined St Mary's Papakura at the beginning of 2018. I am truly honored to serve and also guide the younger students of St Mary's.  I had made mistakes in the past but by living the school values I was selected as Student Leader.  Being a student leader has helped me grow in confidence and has also helped me to be an active member of our class. The role was scary at first but you have the teachers and your classmates helping you through.  I  love leading the younger students to the right path and to be like Jesus in our words and actions.

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