Stu­dent edi­tor rev­els in the job

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

Ashe Tuteru has been stu­dent edi­tor of Bishop Viard Col­lege’s mag­a­zine for only a few months but be­lieves it was a step in the right di­rec­tion.

Be­fore step­ping up, Ashe said she was re­ally shy. She said she had since be­come a more con­fi­dent per­son and was will­ing to strike up a con­ver­sa­tion with any­one to get a scoop.

‘‘It was such a good op­por­tu­nity and I was keen for it. I could see the vi­sion in my head,’’ Ashe said.

‘‘My mum al­ways told me that words are im­por­tant and that’s what I go by. To be able to con­trib­ute to some­thing like this is amaz­ing.

‘‘It is such a great way to pro­mote achieve­ments of stu­dents and to show the com­mu­nity how good we are.’’

The 17- year- old was se­lected by teach­ers as the best can­di­date for the job, not only be­cause of her writ­ing but be­cause of her pas­sion for the school.

As the edi­tor of Via, Ashe is in charge of or­gan­is­ing ma­te­rial that goes into the on­line mag­a­zine each month. She also has to write a cou­ple of ar­ti­cles and an ed­i­to­rial, all on top of her regular school­work.

She said it took sev­eral weeks to gather ma­te­rial from con­trib­u­tors, de­sign the lay­out, put the mag­a­zine to­gether and send the mag­a­zine away to be pub­lished. Ashe said there was a fan­tas­tic team and that the mag­a­zine al­ways looks good at the end. ‘‘It’s a great way to tell ev­ery­one about what the school is do­ing.’’

A mu­sic per­for­mance by stu­dents at Bishop Viard in March has been her favourite event to re­port on.

The year 13 stu­dent will head to uni­ver­sity next year and may study law.

She said work­ing as an edi­tor had helped her sig­nif­i­cantly.

‘‘It’s helped me not just in my writ­ing, but in so many other ways. I’m still de­cid­ing whether to do jour­nal­ism.’’

When Ashe leaves Viard, she will hand over to deputy edi­tor Teresa Rayner.

Photo: DANIEL WHIT­FIELD

Ashe Tuteru, stu­dent edi­tor, puts the fin­ish­ing touches on the lat­est edi­tion of Bishop Viard’s school mag­a­zine.

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