Class of: 2014
School: Tamaki College
Scholarship Partner: Spark New Zealand
Over the years at Tamaki College Olivia has demonstrated strong leadership. She is currently a 2015 Prefect and student representative on the Board of Trustees. She is involved with the Geek Café, supporting education for mature community on the use of IT services. She was also the CEO of the winning BP Challenge team as part of the Dream Leadership camp.
A talented Sportswoman, Olivia has repesented her school in Tag, Rugby, Touch and captained the school Netball team. She has gained her Netball Umpires badge from AMI and officiates at local Primary and Intermediate competitions, plus at school on Saturdays.
"..Olivia is a capable, hardworking and determined student who is well supported by her family in their desire to see their children benefit from the educational opportunities New Zealand provides. She is a young woman who is destined to make a difference for her family and community.." Soama Pamaka, Tamaki College.
Olivia plans to attend The University of Auckland to study a Bachelor of Engineering and become a Civil Engineer, which was prompted by her involvement with a BECCA scheme for Year 10 students to attend a programme in Auckland.