Simone Pitama

Class of: 2014
School: Rangiora High School
Scholarship Partner: Spark New Zealand
Simone completed NCEA Level 1 with Excellence Endorsement at Rangiora High School, and was top in her subject Te Reo Maori at Level 1 when in Year 9.  She has already completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 NCEA for Te Reo Maori studying two years ahead of her age group and has been attending University of Canterbury to complete the STAR programme for Stage 1 in Maori.

She is 2015 Kaitataki Wahine for Kapa Haka, House Executive and Support Leader. She has been Netball and Volleyball Captain and was voted MVP for Senior B Netball.  She was also the Tuahiwi Primary School Basketball Coach and Future Ferns Netball Coach.  Simone is an active member of Ngata House and was the Junior House Captain and took part in the Summer and Winterfest sports events.
"..Simone is a supportive and helpful member of her peer group and she shows a high level of integrity in dealing with others.  Simone has also shown maturity in he interations with staff at this school and she is always highly spoken of by her teachers.." Peggy Burrows, Prinicpal, Rangiora High School.

Simone plans on attending either the University of Canterbury or Lincoln University to start either Commerce / Accounting or the Arts / Te Reo Maori with a goal of one day becoming an Accountant.