Senior Prizegiving 2020 Awards and Photos

On Wednesday 21st of October Ngaruawahia High School held their annual senior prizegiving.

It was a beautiful, warm evening and there was an excellent turn out of supporters. It was wonderful to see so many friends and whanau come to our kura and celebrate our students’ academic, sporting and cultural achievements. 

In his address, Principal Chris Jarnet congratulated the students for their resilience over the Covid 19 lockdown and their willingness to engage in online learning and keep up to date with their assessments. Despite the amount of time students have been out of school, academic achievement is on track and several students will gain certificate endorsements at Merit or Excellence. The Ministry building project is finally underway and by 2021 Ngaruawahia High School will have the newest facilities of any kura in the greater Waikato Area.

During the celebration the Year 13 students were farewelled and their future pathways were revealed, with many of them heading off to Tertiary institutions in 2021. Aomi Irani and Te Oranga, 2020 Head students gave emotional farewell speeches, where they thanked the school for the support and opportunities they have received. The new head students for 2021 were announced. The school wishes to congratulate the following: Daeton Moana-Ruland, Tearah Dehar, Ngawi Wirihana and Kylah Tremlett-Morgan. 

Many students were acknowledged during the evening for a range of achievements. The top academic prizes went to the following students: Year 11 Dux, April Osborne, Year 12 Dux Kylah Tremlett-Morgan, Proxime Accessit Kasey Cotter and Year 13 Dux Anotonie Molleman.  

The following link will open up the full list of awards won:

Here are all of the photos taken of the award winners:

The event was emceed by Tarena Ranui, who entertained the crowd and set a celebratory tone for the evening. Several student performances showcased the amazing talent of the students, particularly the stunning vocal ensemble who performed several medleys. Whaea Te Arohanui Mangu performed at the beginning and end of the evening, encouraging crowd participation and dancing. The evening ended in the school MLE where students, whaanau, guests and staff enjoyed dessert prepared for them by Whaea Nicole Rakena and her Hospitality students.

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