Being real the secret to Luke’s success
Today we continue our coverage of head students from the area, with the introduction of head boy Luke van Vliet from Hauraki Plains College.
lege Luke van Vliet 17
Name: Age: School:
Hauraki Plains Col-
Describe how you achieved the honour of being named head student?
I feel I managed to achieve this honour from doing no more than being myself. As I never wanted to put up a fake front, this allowed the teachers of the school to get to know me more as a real person.
Goals for the year?
To achieve NCEA Level 3 with excellence.
To leave the school knowing that there wasn’t anything more I could do to make it a better place.
Goals for next year?
To start at university and to hopefully get a job that I enjoy.
Lastly to become a better person (I can always improve).
Highlight of your secondary education so far?
All the opportunities that I have been able pursue through the school and getting to know so many great students and teachers.
Favourite subject and why?
Music, because that is my current passion and you get to be inventive with the ideas that you have.
Always have what you are wanting to achieve in mind because if you lose that thought everything becomes that little bit harder.
Also writing up questionnaires for your peers is a good idea. It helps if you physically write down the questions and answers - plus, it is good practice for your peers in that class.
What do you like most about your school?
What I love most about Hauraki Plains College is the versatility of what the school does.
And if the school doesn’t offer something that you like to do they will always consider offering it.
Lastly the student voice is outstanding, with students getting listened to and sometimes their ideas getting used. For example, bottle filling stations around the school.
Who is the Kiwi you admire most and why?
Sir Edmund Hillary is definitely who admire the most.
This is mainly because his passion drove him to complete what no man had ever done and he encouraged many others to want to be like him.
If I was Prime Minister I’d…
Focus on getting rid of segregation and racism and to help the economy. When all these three are working well together a country is truly great.
Lastly, I would want to be a Prime Minister who takes others into consideration and is someone that everyone wants to be.