Year 13 Personal Excellence Presentations

On the 11th of April we celebrated our Y13 students who have demonstrated strength in the following Key Competencies; Managing Self and Participating and Contributing.

According to the New Zealand Curriculum, the Key Competency of Managing Self recognises the need for young people to master strategies and methods to organise the myriad of tasks and challenges that come their way every day. Planning and having systems to manage their workload are keys to success.

The Key Competency of Participating and Contributing demonstrates the need for students to grow the skills required to be active citizens in our modern world.

The students that received the awards are reliable, resourceful and resilient. The are self motivated and have a “can-do” attitude. This mind set has enabled them to have strategies in place to ensure they meet the high standards they have set themselves.


These young adults are fine examples of global citizens who have a sense of purpose and confidence that will enable them to contribute successfully in our world. We would like to congratulate them on their exemplary attitude and commitment they have shown toward all aspect of their learning.

The guest speaker was Cassie Roma, a San Diego girl transplanted in Auckland. She has her feet firmly planted in two hemispheres and believes in the beauty of having roots as well as wings. She described herself as follows; “I’m a storytelling, public-speaking, social media + digital marketing OG with a penchant for data, creativity, strategy, & community advocacy.

The recipients of these Personal Excellence awards were;

Jose Andres
Juno Wangford
Jean van Zyl
Marissa Taylor
Nicole Svendsen
Xavier Smith
Isabella Pezza
Emilien Lopez
Zoe Boonzaier
Charlotte Body
Angus Cochrane
Patience Davis
Jessica Hamlin
Mia Hawes
Wonjun Lee
Ethan Rom
Sioban Taylor
Zoe Mutch
Cayla McInroy
Lav Malhotra
Evan MacKenzie
Daniel Vosper
Rhain Lisk
Jessica Linklater
Wenyi Soon
Theo Smith
Laila Roman
Emmanuel Jiang
Amelia Price
Madeline Paget
Sonja Neef
Sarah Nattress
Melissa Everett
Ella Mishan
Isabella Dunleavy
Menguan Zheng
Maya Pellizzaro-Hurrell
Rachael Mueller
Isabella Bouwer

Congratulations to all of you from your Year 13 Deans - Mrs Combrick and Mr Viles and entire TGS staff.

To learn more about the guest speaker Cassie Roma, click here

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