Patricia Tiatia

Class of: 2014
School: Tangaroa College
Scholarship Partner: Warehouse Stationery
Head Girl, 2015

Patricia achieved NCEA Levels 1 and 2 endorsed with Excellence and was awarded the Top Academic Student in Year 11 for Science, Biology and History. She also won awards in Year 10 for PE, Enterprise and Junior Netball.  Patricia received the Ministry of Health Healthcare Heroes award and was involved in the Hands on Science in 2014 at Otago University.

As well as being Head Girl Patrica is the Niuean Group Leader. She was part of the Senior B Netball team and Captain of the Year 9 Netball team, Captain of the Junior Debating team in 2012 and a female Leader for the Niuean Group for Tangaroa College in 2014, where they participated in the ASB Polyfest and came 1st place overall.

"..Patricia has demonstrated leadership qualities, relates well to her peers and is widely respected by fellow students and staff…She shows a nice sense of humour and has a positive attitude and personality.  She is helpful and supportive to her peers and is a fantastic team player.." Glenda Koefoed, Acting Principal, Tangaroa College.

Patricia plans on being the first in her family to attend University to study for a Bachelor of Medicine with the goal of becoming a Doctor.