Class of: 2014
School: Auckland Girls' Grammar School
Scholarship Partner: Asurequality Ltd
Te Rina is part of the Whanau Unit, Nga Tumanako o Kahurangi at the school, and is an active member of Iti Kahurangi Kapa Haka and Kahurangi ki maungawhau Kapa Haka, performing at Auckland Polyfest for four years.
She is a PSSP Counsellor and runs regular Health Promotions in school, and Te Rina also mentors year 9 and 10 Maori students. She is part of Senior Netball and Softball teams, takes Guitar and Drum lessons, plus participates in the school's Photography club and is active in the Human Rights committee. Te Rina also manages to squeeze in time for voluntary clerical work for Greenpeace.
"..she has a mature approach toward her work and makes every effort to complete the work to the best of her ability. She leads by example in class and constantly challenging herself to produce better work. Te Rina is a conscientious student who is highly motivated.." Fiona Lamberton, Assistant Principal, Auckland Girls Grammar School.
She intends to attend Otago University to study Pharmacy with a goal of becoming a Pharmacist.