Leadership Curriculum

A big focus of our Leadership curriculum this year has been  1) helping students to see and acknowledge their own leadership potential  2) supporting students to identify, acknowledge and embrace their own strengths and development areas in being the leader they want to be and 3)inquiring into what is important to them as leaders and ultimately developing their own leadership mantra.

Joshua Moeke Y8

Daniel Luselu-Fahy Y8

Rachel Richards Y7

Caillou Tahapehi Y8

Terangi Baniani-Matthews Y7

During our in-depth community consultation in 2016, 82.9% of surveyed parents believe it is ‘very important’ for intermediate schools to give opportunities for learners to develop into great leaders – we agree! Based on the belief that any person can be a leader in life regardless of what you ‘do’, learners will develop leadership dispositions through project based learning in the community. 


  • David Tua leaders – weekly values-based boxing sessions 
  • School councillors – National Young Leaders day and weekly coaching 
  • Tech angels – Kiwibots Pebbles Workshop Robotics Series
  • Sport coaches – Counties Manukau workshops 
  • Music scholars – Papakura Music School pay annual tuition for Saturday classes 
  • Mediators – Cool School’s training and weekly coaching 
  • Kahikatea champs – Enviroschools trips and weekly coaching
  • Rock n Water leaders – term-by-term programme 
  • Class based responsibilities – librarians, office monitors and equipment managers
  • Head Boy & Girl – elected by school community mid-year


  • Gifted and Talented – focused on extending learning to high school levels
  • MATES mentoring – Great Potentials provide 1-1 Auckland University mentors
  • Study support centre in mornings and afternoons 
  • Core groups in specific areas such as PE, Maori and Maths
  • Kapa haka – perform at local and regional events 
  • Pasifika group – perform at local and regional events 
  • Hip hop group – perform at local and regional events
  • Choir – perform at local and regional events
  • Art club – creating art for home, school and competitions 
  • Oral language focus – training for Papakura Rehu Tai Festival 
  • New Foundations mentoring and transition programmes