Manukura Leading the Way 2021

Manukura, (noun) person held in high esteem, leader in council, leader.

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At Wairakei Primary School we develop student leadership through our selection of Manukura and deputies.

Our Manukura support students in a variety of ways across all aspects of school life. This includes distributing sports gear and running games at lunchtime, leading school events, promoting ‘house spirit’ at school events, supporting younger students to master aspects of their learning, as well as being POWER role models in their school lives.

Manukura also work to develop their leadership skills further, building upon the qualities that led them to be selected into the role of Manukura. Working together as a group they develop an action plan for the year, identifying personal and collaborative goals to work towards.

Manukura have identified what it means to be a Manukura and what qualities they need to be showing.

You have to be responsible, mature and sometimes quick. When you’re a Manukura try not to feel pressured and make a fuss because we need to be role models to other students. You need to show lots of POWER to everyone around you. Emily

Manukura have to be role models for the juniors and middle schoolers.

Being a Manukura means not acting like you are the boss of everyone but taking a little responsibility. 

Manukura should be able to lead by example instead of leading with bossiness. 

Being a Manukura means taking opportunities and helping when being asked. 

Being a Manukura means sharing responsibility and opportunities with other people. Kevin

I think being a Manukura is not bossing people around, just supporting them and seeing if they are ok and helping them with things in general. I would like to give the quiet people a chance. I think everyone is as valuable as each other. This is a big and wonderful opportunity for me. Ava

Being a Manukura means that we lead other students, we are role models and we help other students and teachers. I like having lots of opportunities to do different things and I like to see the other students succeed in the POWER draws. Max 

You need to be a role model to the other kids and not just boss them around. Just because you got selected to be a Manukura that doesn’t mean that you stop being good. We need to take care of our environment… You have to show leadership skills and socialise in a lot of different ways, connecting to others is great as well. Zaara

Meet our 2021 Manukura:

Kowhai

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Zavier 

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Poppy 

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Rhea 

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Jorja 

Ma

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Michaela 

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Kevin 

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Asharntay 

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Piper 

Pango

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Zaara 

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Elliot 

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Emily 

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Cole 

Kakariki 

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Clare 

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Max 

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Brooke 

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Ava 

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