Venus Callan

Class of: 2014
School: Other
Scholarship Partner: Sistema Plastics
Venus completed NCEA Level 1 with an Excellence Endorsement accompanied by a Merit or higher Course Endorsements in all seven subjects.  She received an Overall Excellence award for Spanish in Year 11, along with a Health Education Overall Excellence Award. 

She is a 2015 House Prefect, a member of the School Pasifika Council and a member of the Samoan Polyfest performance group.  Venus is also a player and coach at Netball, plus plays Seven's Rugby, Volleyball and does a lot of Tramping around NZ with her Church.  She helps with the Year 9 School Reading programme and is al eader at both Auckland and Gore Church holiday programmes.

"..Venus has a very mature approach to college life and makes decisions that you might expect from an older person.  She is very thoughtful about her responses and an interesting person to talk to.  Venus is always cheerful and is well respected amongst her friends and classmates, where she role models studious behaviours.." Alan Taylor, Sir Peter Blake Whanau Leader, Botany Downs Secondary College.

Venus plans to be the first in her family to go to University to study Medicine or Bio Medical Science at either The University of Auckland or University of Otago, with her goal of becoming a Medical Doctor or General Surgeon