To Leaders

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