Class of: 2014
School: Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
Scholarship Partner: Dr B Schuler
As well as being a leader, Kaingia is a talented sportswoman having played Volleyball, Netball and Soccer for her school, being awarded MVP at the Soccer Nationals tournament. Kainga is also involved in the school cultural group and performed as part of the ASB Polyfest Tongan group. She is a Youth Group Leader and has been House Captain since Year 10 and a Junior Prefect.
"…Kainga is a student of integrity and honour, and knows no boundaries when it comes to assisting the staff members, whanau leaders, community members and fellow students in the running of the school….She is a true leader who leads by example, and has become a 'shining light' at the school. She is empathetic and considerate and has always been available to the junior students, guiding and mentoring them to succeed…" Mr Cameron Bain, Year 12 Dean, Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate.
She plans to be the first in her family to attend University, where Kainga aims to study Medicine and work within the Health profession.