Spe­cial Awards

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Opal Tay­lor: Rogers Cup for the spe­cial needs stu­dent who has shown per­se­ver­ance and ef­fort. “Opal ap­proaches all her learn­ing with a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude. She al­ways works hard to learn new skills and she can be re­lied upon to com­plete tasks cheer­fully and will­ingly. Opal has a friendly per­son­al­ity and often lends a help­ing hand to other stu­dents. We wish Opal all the best for her fu­ture.” Luke Knee­bone: Tu Tan­gata Tro­phy for a stu­dent in the spe­cial needs unit who ex­em­pli­fies our school motto. “Luke has al­ways aimed to the best he can be. He has worked hard to achieve NCEA Level 1 and 2 and, over the years, he has re­ceived many awards for aca­demic ex­cel­lence. Luke is un­fail­ingly en­thu­si­as­tic and cheer­ful, re­spect­ful of oth­ers and al­ways keen to learn. Luke is keen to pur­sue a com­put­ing course at EIT and we wish him all the best for the fu­ture.” Yuto Kuki: In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Cup for the in­ter­na­tional stu­dent who par­tic­i­pated suc­cess­fully in the aca­demic life of the school. “Yuto has com­pleted NCEA Level 1 and 2. His at­ti­tude and ef­fort are to be com­mended.” Kein Sera: AFS Cup for the in­ter­na­tional stu­dent with the great­est in­volve­ment in school ac­tiv­i­ties. “Kein has been in­volved in a num­ber of school and house ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing his in­clu­sion in the Hawke's Bay un­der-21 vol­ley­ball team.” Os­car Tread­well: Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Award for out­stand­ing achieve­ment in oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion. “Os­car is an out­stand­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tor; whether that be oral or writ­ten. He has been a mem­ber of school de­bat­ing teams since he was in Year 9 and in 2017 and 2018 he gained an award for best speaker in the Hawke's Bay De­bat­ing Com­pe­ti­tion. Os­car has been a Model United Na­tions Youth Am­bas­sador for both the school and the re­gion and he also rep­re­sents the Tuki Tuki elec­torate at the New Zealand

Youth Par­lia­ment.” Mei­hana Jen­nings: Tikanga Ma¯ori Award for the stu­dent who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to tikanga Ma¯ori within the school. “Mei­hana has been an out­stand­ing leader of Taiohi Tu. He has con­sis­tently shown ini­tia­tive and com­mu­ni­cated ef­fec­tively with both staff and stu­dents. He has en­hanced tikanga Ma¯ori at Have­lock North High School by en­cour­ag­ing fel­low stu­dents with his pos­i­tive at­ti­tude, en­thu­si­asm and sup­port­ive na­ture.” Lucy Kingi: Tikanga Ma¯ori Award for the stu­dent who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to tikanga Ma¯ori within the school. “Lucy has been a loyal and ded­i­cated mem­ber of Taiohu Tu. She has proven to be a ca­pa­ble leader and com­mu­ni­ca­tor. She has en­cour­aged and sup­ported se­nior stu­dent par­tic­i­pa­tion in sports ex­change powhiri and Matariki. Lucy has en­hanced tikanga Ma¯ori at Have­lock North High School.” Liam Shack­le­ton: Premier Sports Award for the stu­dent who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the sport­ing life of the school. “Liam has cap­tained the 1st XI cricket team, the 1st XI foot­ball team and the Se­nior A fut­sal team. He has rep­re­sented the Cen­tral Fed­er­a­tion se­nior men in fut­sal and played cen­tral league foot­ball with the Have­lock North Wan­der­ers. Liam has also served on the sports com­mit­tee.” Jenna Tidswell: Premier Sports Award for the stu­dent who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the sport­ing life of the school. “Jenna has rep­re­sented New Zealand in the un­der 21 ori­en­teer­ing squad. She has won nu­mer­ous New Zealand and New Zealand Sec­ondary Schools ori­en­teer­ing ti­tles. Jenna has also won the 800 me­tre ath­let­ics ti­tle at the East Coast North Is­land Sec­ondary School's com­pe­ti­tion and she has served as a leader on the sports com­mit­tee.” Drew Olsen: Premier Cul­tural Award for the stu­dent who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the cul­tural life of the school. “Drew plays the clar­inet, sax­o­phone, pi­ano and he is also an ac­com­plished singer and com­poser. He has con­trib­uted im­mensely to the cul­tural life of the school through his long-term in­volve­ment in Have­lock Singers, Fu­ture Prospect, Con­cert Band, Stage Band, the school pro­duc­tions and the sax­o­phone en­sem­ble. Drew is to­tally re­li­able and a great ex­am­ple to younger stu­dents.” Nina Blair: Premier Cul­tural Award for the stu­dent who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the cul­tural life of the school. “Nina's con­tri­bu­tion to the cul­tural life of our school has been sig­nif­i­cant. She has played lead roles in ma­jor school pro­duc­tions, been a valu­able mem­ber of var­i­ous choirs and plays many in­stru­ments, in­clud­ing the bass gui­tar, drums and vi­o­lin. Nina is also an ac­com­plished singer. She is ex­tremely ver­sa­tile and she ex­cels in the per­form­ing arts. She is ad­mired by her peers and is a fan­tas­tic role model.”

Awards for Cit­i­zen­ship

Mar­leen Slabbekoorn: Craig Foss Cup for the stu­dent who has con­trib­uted greatly to a school com­mit­tee. “As one of the lead­ers of the school ser­vices com­mit­tee Mar­leen has been to­tally and ut­terly re­li­able and re­spon­si­ble in her du­ties. She has in­tegrity and this is dis­played by her strong set of per­sonal val­ues. These val­ues have en­sured Mar­leen's lead­er­ship has been pos­i­tive, sup­port­ive and col­lab­o­ra­tive.” Mei­hana Jen­nings: Ko­hatu Hu­marie Award for the stu­dent who con­trib­utes to har­mony within the school. “Mei­hana is de­scribed as friendly, help­ful, en­cour­ag­ing and in­clu­sive. In his roles as cap­tain of a sports team and leader of a school com­mit­tee he is highly re­spected. When Mei­hana takes on any du­ties he does so with a gen­uine de­sire to con­trib­ute pos­i­tively to our school com­mu­nity.” Imke Kitchin: Ron Shake­speare Tro­phy for the stu­dent who has con­trib­uted to the com­mu­nity. “Over many years Imke has made a con­sid­er­able con­tri­bu­tion to our school com­mu­nity. Her pos­i­tiv­ity and will­ing­ness to get the job done has been in­te­gral to her suc­cess as a deputy house leader, com­mit­tee leader and sports cap­tain. Imke is a great com­mu­ni­ca­tor and is very sup­port­ive of those around her. She is the ul­ti­mate team player.” Jenna Tidswell: Lat­tey Fam­ily Prize for the stu­dent who best typ­i­fies the school motto, Aim to ex­cel. “Jenna is an all­rounder in every sense of the word. She is a very suc­cess­ful stu­dent, a ca­pa­ble leader of a school com­mit­tee and a great sportswoman in her own right. She does all this while en­sur­ing she is al­ways car­ing and con­sid­er­ate to­wards oth­ers. Jenna per­son­i­fies our school motto, Whaia te iti kahu­rangi, in that she aims to ex­cel in ev­ery­thing she un­der­takes.”

Awards for Out­stand­ing Cit­i­zen­ship

Saman­tha Tait: Staff Prize: “Saman­tha is a de­ter­mined, fo­cused, ca­pa­ble and in­de­pen­dent young woman. She is al­ways pre­pared to make the ex­tra ef­fort nec­es­sary to help her­self and oth­ers ful­fil their po­ten­tial. Saman­tha's cit­i­zen­ship has been dis­played through her tu­tor­ing of stu­dents, her gen­eros­ity with her time for other groups and their projects and the way she is in­clu­sive to­wards our in­ter­na­tional stu­dents.” Lizzie Har­vey: Whit­taker Prize: “Lizzie is al­ways ap­proach­able. Whether that be as a leader, a de­bat­ing coach, a model United Na­tions am­bas­sador or di­rect­ing a play, she stands out for her or­gan­i­sa­tional skills, her pos­i­tiv­ity and the su­perb way in which she com­mu­ni­cates with both stu­dents and staff. Lizzie is a great ex­am­ple to all stu­dents of ded­i­ca­tion, re­silience and the joy she finds in work­ing in a team to achieve a goal.

Lizzie is a great cit­i­zen of Have­lock North High School.” Drew Olsen: John Knee­bone Me­mo­rial Lions Award: “Drew is an ex­cep­tional young man who has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion as a com­mit­tee leader. He has a great sense of hu­mour, a cheer­ful out­look on life and he

Awards for Out­stand­ing Lead­er­ship

Nick Batey: King Award: “Nick is an un­fail­ingly po­lite and cheer­ful young man. Im­por­tantly Nick is gen­er­ous with his time. He is al­ways avail­able to help both stu­dents and staff and this in­valu­able ex­per­tise has made him a key per­son within the school for many school events over many years. Nick's lead­er­ship is best ex­em­pli­fied by the way he has lead the techie crew for three years by al­ways shar­ing his knowl­edge and sup­port­ing oth­ers in an unas­sum­ing, re­spect­ful way. We thank, and con­grat­u­late Nick, for his fine lead­er­ship.” Court­ney Elling­hamPreb­ble: Rei Ha­mon Cup: “Court­ney has the abil­ity to get on with ev­ery­one. Her re­lent­less pos­i­tiv­ity and en­gag­ing, charis­matic per­son­al­ity mo­ti­vates both her­self and oth­ers to be the best they can be. Her lead­er­ship has been to the fore as stu­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the Board of Trustees in 2017 and as a house leader this Year. Court­ney is will­ing to try things out of her com­fort zone and this along with her car­ing and em­pa­thetic na­ture also makes her a great cit­i­zen. We con­grat­u­late, and thank Court­ney, for her fine lead­er­ship.” Ella Hooger­brug: Foun­da­tion Award for Head Girl: “As Head Girl Ella has been an ex­tremely con­fi­dent and ef­fec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tor. Ella has a great sense of hu­mour and a strong work ethic. She has been will­ing to take risks in or­der to ini­ti­ate change but she has man­aged that risk by lis­ten­ing to other points of view. Ella has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the stu­dent lead­er­ship team at Have­lock North High School and we thank her for her ser­vice to the school as Head Girl in 2018.” Jamie Cornes: Foun­da­tion Award for Head Boy: “Jamie is a quiet leader who is al­ways will­ing to lis­ten to the thoughts and opin­ions of oth­ers be­fore voic­ing his own. His con­sid­ered ap­proach and abil­ity to re­late to a wide range of stu­dents has made him a widely re­spected Head Boy. Jamie is re­li­able, car­ing and un­fail­ingly calm and these at­tributes have been a wel­come ad­di­tion to the stu­dent lead­er­ship team at Have­lock North High School. We thank him for the con­sid­er­able con­tri­bu­tion he has made to the school.”

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Have­lock North High School has many tal­ented stu­dents who were recog­nised with prizes.

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