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Senior Prizegiving

Much hard work went into organising the 2017 Senior Prizegiving and the School was rewarded with a truly wonderful and inspiring evening.  Amongst the highlights was the announcement of Dong Mei Lim as Dux and Kathleen Taylor as Proxime Accessit. Dong Mei received many prizes that recognised her talent and work ethic.  One of the awards was for the top student studying through video-conferencing from the 24 schools belonging to the Volcanics E-Learning Cluster.  Another was the joint award of the South Waikato Mayoral Scholarship to her.  The list of scholarships won by our students is outstanding and the money attached to them will support their study at university or other tertiary providers.

I recognised the hard work of our Head Students. No leaders take up a position fully prepared for the role and there is a steep learning curve. Uma Takave, Kiri Jessop and Keegan Hall have certainly grown into their leadership roles. Head Student roles at Forest View are certainly not ceremonial positions and involve hard work. I’m pleased to say they have done very well.

Bruce NguyenOur guest speaker, Bruce Nguyen, gave a very pertinent speech on the key points needed to be successful. As a former student of Forest View, now in his third year of a Mechanical Engineering degree at Auckland University. He is an excellent role model for our students. Bruce is humble, hardworking, he has the ability to relate to all cultures and is still really connected to the Tokoroa community.





The student leadership roles for 2018 were also announced with the Head Boy and Head Girl korowai being presented to Cory Gurr and Monique Limmer by the 2017 Head Students.
2018 Head Students
Monique Limmer and Cory Gurr
Deputy Head Students
Jaimee Cameron and Angel Ward

Jaimee Cameron and Angel Ward were announced as our Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy. Senior and Junior Lake leaders are listed below. We are thrilled with the calibre of student leaders announced for 2018. There was real competition for the leadership roles and I have encouraged those who missed out by pointing out that they don’t have to be in a formal leadership role to be leaders, just get involved in activities run by the student leaders or look for opportunities to initiate small projects.

My thanks go to Kathy McGovern and her team for the hard work that goes into the evening. It is important to have a well-organised event and when the emotions and feelings come to the fore, a truly memorable occasion occurs. I certainly feel this was achieved on Tuesday night.

Student Success

Blake Limmer and Antony Foy won scholarships enabling them to take part in an Agri-Business Camp being held in January 2018.

Senior Prizegiving Winners:

·         Dux – The Dux Medal and the Whitbread Edwards Trophy donated by Tokoroa Host Lions Club & Corporate Consumables.  (Also carries with it the University of Otago Dux Scholarship should the Dux elect to attend Otago University), and Sweet Rose Café  – Dong Mei Lim

·         Proxime Accessit  - Donated by Sigma Consultants and Sweet Rose Cafe – Kathleen Taylor

Kathleen Taylor

Proxime Accessit
Kathleen Taylor

·         Piwi Tipi Haere Trophy for the Top Maori Academic Achiever & the John Stevens Electrical Scholarship –  Kiri Jessop

·         Crest Commercial Cleaning Award for Best Senior Student in Science and Mathematics – Dong Mei Lim

·         Forest View High School Staff Cup & the S R & A Deihl Builders Award for Best Senior Student in Arts and Social Science – Kiri Jessop

·         Tokoroa City Lions Memorial Award for the All-Round Pupil Proceeding to Tertiary Education – Keegan Hall

·         FG Blackwell Memorial Scholarship for Academic, Sporting and Cultural Achievements (Donated by the Tokoroa Club) – Uma Takave

·         Ben O’Keeffe Bursary – for an Excellent Sportsperson going on to Tertiary Education (Donated by Mr G O’Keeffe) – Keegan Hall

·         Volcanics Cluster Distance Learning for Top Student Overall – Dong Mei Lim

·         Rotary Club of Tokoroa Award for Performance, Innovation Leadership and Adhering to the School  Values – Uma Takave

·         EMS Group Scholarships for Year 12 or 13 Students Entering the Technical Trades:

$1,000 – Anton Marshall

$500 – Martyn Allison

$500 – Daniel Paterson

Alan Mycroft, Daniel, Anton, Martyn, Bob Durham

 

REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

New Zealand School of Tourism

Student of the Year Scholarship $500:-

Stacia Storer-Tilby

 

Toi Ohomai Step Up

Scholarship $500 – Zayne Singh

 

Victoria University of Wellington:

School Leavers Scholarship $5,000 – Madison Clarke

 

The University of Waikato: Te Ara ki Angitū

Tokoroa and Putaruru School Leaver Scholarship $6,000 - Keegan Hall

 

David Johnson Charitable Trust Scholarships:

University of Waikato (Engineering & Science) Scholarship $6,000 – Keegan Hall

 

Otago University

Maori & Pacific Peoples Entrance Scholarship $10,000

Kiri Jessop; Uma Takave;

 

University of Auckland

Academic Potential Scholarship

$10,000 – Navpreet Kaur

$20,000 – Dong Mei Lim

South Waikato Mayoral Scholarship

$10,000 – Dong Mei Lim

 

Several other University Scholarships were also offered to our students.

 

Tokoroa Churches Council Trust Scholarship:

For Students Returning to School in 2018

Juanita Martin-King; Kele Coote; Jaimee Cameron;

Belinda Liutogiatama

 

2018 Head Students & Student Leaders:

Head Boy:           Cory Gurr

Head Girl:           Monique Limmer

Deputy Head Boy:           Angel Ward

Deputy Head Girls:          Jaimee Cameron

BOT Representative:     Kieran Delany

 

SENIOR LAKE LEADERS

Arapuni: Zion Roberts; Rebecca Chesterman

Maraetai: Luke Chopra; Renee Hurliman

Ohakuri: Kirsty Parker; Grace Waldon

Whakamaru: Belinda Liutogiatama; Tyson Stothers

 

JUNIOR LAKE LEADERS:

Arapuni: Maddisyn Chapman; Riley Comer

Maraetai: Ashlei Shaw; Chris Griffiths

Ohakuri: Sativah Howden-Turnbull; Shema Poleka

Whakamaru:

Denzel Glassie-Mindoro; Shirley Glassie-Ginns

 

Our heartiest congratulations goes out to all these students.

 

The announcement of the Peter Lee Trophy for Lake points is always very well received and is a major highlight of our Senior Prizegiving.  Congratulations for 2017 go to ARAPUNI.

 

 

Arapuni

Maraetai

Ohakuri

Whakamaru

Junior Prizegiving  2016

Year 9 & 10 Merits 2016

Athletic Sports 2017

Swimming  Sports 2017

Cross Country 2017

Academic Competitions

Jnr Interlake Comp

Snr Interlake Comp

Speech Competitions

Fair Play

School Representation

Excellent Attendance

Participation

Sports Prizegiving 2017

Senior Prizegiving 2017

2

6

1

2

4

4

4

4

3

1.5

4

2

4

4

8

3

2

4

1

3

3

2

2

4

1.5

1

1

1

3

6

4

8

2

3

1

2

3

3

2

4

2

3

2

1

2

1

4

3

4

2

1

1

1

1

3

3

4

3

2

4

Total Points

53.5

37.5

42

37

Placings

1st

3rd  

2nd

4th

Coming Events

Fri

10 Nov

NCEA External Exams Start

Fri

10 Nov

Year 9 Zoo Trip

Mon

13 Nov

Junior Art Trip

Mon

20 Nov

Author Visit – David Riley

Tues

21 Nov

Wood Carving Trip

Fri

24 Nov

Senior Course Completion

Mon-Tues

27 & 28 Nov

Yr 9 & 10 Employability Conference

Wed

29 Nov

Year 8 Orientation Day

Fri

01 Dec

NCEA External Exams finish

Fri

08 Dec

Final Assembly (Juniors)

Mon

11 Dec

Final Newsletter

Tues

12 Dec

BOT Meeting

Coming Events:


Ian Ferguson

PRINCIPAL