Over the years Phoenix has demonstrated leadership qualities at school and in the wider community. He is currently a 2015 Prefect at Papakura High School.
"..Phoenix is a mature self-motivated young man who has shown academic achievement, leadership skills and all-round ability through both his school and service activities.." Peter Heron, Principal, Papakura High School.
He has been performing Hip Hop Dance since he was 10 and is the Leader of the Dance Crew (KRASH) competing nationally and internationally in Las Vegas. He is part of a leadership team called Te Agitu which is part of a Trust called Te Kaha O Te Rangataki. Phoenix also has a Leadership role in his local Church youth group.
He plans to go to The University of Auckland or Unitec to study Performing Arts or Dance with a goal of becoming a Dance Teacher.