Anna-Monique Nussbaumer

Class of: 2009
School: Catholic Cathedral College
Scholarship Partner: New Zealand Cricket

A talented all-rounder and a natural-born leader, Anna-Monique's outstanding qualities were recognised by her school when she was appointed their Head Girl in 2010. At the time that she was appointed a First Foundation Scholar, the Deputy Principal at Catholic Cathedral described Anna-Monique as 'a committed student to our College. Anna has good people skills and an enthusiastic personality. She gets things done in a determined way. She has the ability to lead others well and is willing to put others first.' Anna-Monique has a long list of involvements to show for her time at school. Among these shine her skills as a fine orator, a musician and a sportswoman for both school and representative teams in Netball.

Having been recognised in 2009 as a high achiever within the Pasifika Community, Anna-Monique was awarded an Otago University Campus Life Scholarship as a taster to tertiary study. Building on this experience, she is studied towards a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Visual Communication and Graphic Design through Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology but during her studies she took up a job as a Marketing Manager and realised she was after a different career so in her last year of her degree she trained with the Police and now works in Central Wellington in Communications.