Achievement Awards 2006


Rebekah New

Rebekah has been a volunteer student teacher at Rosehill Intermediate teaching German and a student advisor working with younger students in the school.

She is enrolled at the Canterbury University intending to complete a Bachelor of Arts majoring in German Language, working towards being admitted to their post-graduate journalism course. Entry into the course is very competitive, only one in five applicants being admitted.

Daniel Cranston

Daniel is in the Senior Concert Band where he is a section leader for percussion/keyboards. He is also treasurer of the Interact Club and has participated in the Rosehill College Student Advisor Programme. He previously was in the Ardmore Squadron of the Air Training Corps where he attained the position of Cadet Corporal. Daniel also tutors Japanese to students at Rosehill Intermediate School.

Next year Daniel intends to study a conjoint degree BA BSc in Japanese and Computer Technology at either Auckland University or Otago University.


Situa Singh

Situa manages the Cook Island group and took part in the yearly Polynesian Festival. She has been involved in the Stacey Jones Leadership programme and is part of the Papakura High School's Environment Committee.

Situa's goals are to pass all her exams, become a Prefect and hopefully make positive changes to the community.

Danny Jacobson

Danny has been part of the Papakura High School's academic programme since Year 9. He has been involve din soccer for most of his life and is currently in the First XI.

Danny's goal is to succeed in his studies and pursue a career in journalism.


Niteeka Chandra

Niteeka has achieved well in gaining her credits NCEA Level 1 in 2004, Level 2 in 2005 and has already achieved her Level 3 from internal credits alone. Sciences are her particular areas of strength and she has achieved awards in the Regional Science Fair in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Nikeeta is a volunteer worker at the Lady Elizabeth Resthome. She has been Deputy Leader of her House and also a School Prefect. Recently she was selected by the Manurewa Lions Club for the Young Ambassador Award.

Niteeka plans to attend Auckland University of Technology to complete a Bachelor of Health Science degree and is looking to a future in medical imaging, oral health or nursing.

Thomas Gallichan

Thomas has achieved very high credits in his NCEA which included 30 Excellence and 35 Merit Grades. He was also one of four ASB Scholarships allotted to the school in 2006 for the top four students in NCEA Level 2.

Thomas is very much involved in sport particularly squash and hockey representing the school in the senior squash team and the 1st X1 hockey team. He has participated in the Youth Work Shop dealing with drugs and alcohol in the local community. He is also a School Prefect this year.

Thomas has been accepted at the Otago University in 2007 to complete a Bachelor of Surveying degree.


Emma Cuming

Emma has been very involved in sports at school particularly hockey and touch rugby. She has been in the Hockey 1st X1 in 2005 and 2006. This year she is a School Prefect and is on the Manurewa High School Sports Council. She is currently studying Level 3 Physical Education, Biology, Statistics, English and Business Management.

Emma plans to attend Otago University in 2007 to study for a BPhed and her career goal is to become a Physical Education teacher.

Connor Talaimanu

Connor has very involved in rugby, cricket, athletics and touch rugby. He is in the school 1st XV rugby and cricket teams, captain of the senior A boys touch team and was first in class Year 12 Physical Education. He is currently studying Level 3 Physical Education, Biology, Statistics, History and Physics. He is a School Prefect this year.

Connor intends to attend Auckland University next year and study or either a BCom or BProp.


Alfriston College is a new school which opened three years ago and currently has Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 students.

Joanne Kimitaunga

Joanne is a Year 11 student and is a student group leader and has attended the leadership camp. She enjoys sport and is in the Senior Netball and Touch teams. She is an active member of the Cook Island dance group. She is pursuing her academic studies well and strives to achieve the best she can.

Joshua Ioane

Joshua is a Year 11 student and is a student group leader and has attended the leadership camp. He has a successful sporting background and was in the u15 rugby team which won the competition this year. Joshua sets himself high goals academically and has done very well in Level 1 NCEA.