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2017 Special Awards

Hannah Searancke

Te Kuiti High School Board of Trustees Scholarship for Dux of the School-2017
The Te Kuiti High School Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the SENIOR School
The Mairangi Joseph Prize / Scholarship to a student of Ngati Maniapoto descent intending to study at tertiary level

The M
aori Women's Welfare League Shield for Top Academic Student of Maori descent
Te Kuiti Rotary Award as Head Student
Excellence in Science
Excellence in Mathematics

Ben Londt

The Lamb, Bain and Laubscher Award for Proxime Accessit - 2017
Senior Literature Award

Maija Stephens


The Scholars Cup for Top Student in Year 12 sponsored by Murray, Kidd and Falconer
The Howes Cup for Merit
Connie Grice Cup for Leadership and Achievement in Music

Excellence in Visual Arts

Samantha Hamilton

The Kearins Award for Best All Round Academic Achievement in Year 11
Choysa Cup - Joint Winner of the Senior Prepared Speech Competition                

Hannah Brough

The Jamieson Cup for All Round Excellence    

Vaumauili Law

The Perseverance Award
Office Plan Award for Achievement and Endeavour in Art

Altaaf Ali

The Buttimore Cup for Endeavour

Natasha Derby

Te Kuiti High School Charitable Trust Cup for Citizenship in the JUNIOR School

Hannah Searancke
Ben Londt
Josh Parker

The School Leaver Scholarship award: Te Ara Ki Angitu - Pathway to Excellence

Isaac Pethybridge

Te Kuiti Rotary Award as Head Student
Outstanding Achievement in NCEA L3 Physical Education

Ngarangi Poa-Barrett

Audrey Deere Memorial Cup - Outstanding contribution to Kapahaka
Kapahaka trophy for Leadership in Kapahaka - Kotiro

Adam Winikerei

Kapahaka trophy for Leadership in Kapahaka - Tamaiti Tane

Lekisha Ruki-George

Te Kuiti High School Te Rautaki Reo a te Nehenehenui Award Highest level of achievement in te reo and tikanga Maori
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Oparure Trophy and the Maniapoto FM Commitment to Reo Maori Award for Excellence in te reo Maori

Ronelson Mabasa

Lines Company Prize in Physics

Nathan Jukes

Barry Simons Memorial Prize for Enthusiasm and Interest in the field of Science

Zoe Ball

Community Service Award 

AJ Lees

Most Outstanding Engineering Student

Stephanie Derby

Excellence in Senior Textiles

Rhiannon Kearns

Top Gateway Student

Siobhan Cleaver Endeavour in Textiles (TKHS Cup for Fabric craft)
Kalum Taylor Top Primary Industries Student Level 1
Alex Cooper

Craftmanship in Senior Technology (Placemakers Te Kuiti Award)

Reannon Brown

Meikle Cup for Excellence in Drama from a Junior Student

Tomasi Mapesone

Chris Wards Memorial Cup for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts

Satriani Hemara

Bowcott Cup for Excellence in Music in the Junior School

Sahila Sharma

Barry Simons Memorial Prize for Enthusiasm and Interest in the field of Music
Cantlon Cup - Runner up in the Senior Prepared Speech Competition                  

Linnie Lim

The Max Daniel Memorial Cup for Dedication and Commitment to Music

Mariah Anselmi

Rae Pullman Cup for Excellence in Social Studies
Kimberley Stott Cup for Commerce

Ryan Jukes

Borgas Cup for Senior Computing

Hailee Winwood

Boswell Cup for Endeavour in Home Economics

Joshua Parker

Photolife Graphic Arts Award for Achievement and Excellence in Photography

Katie Fletcher

Kane Cup - Winner of the Junior Prepared Speech Competition
Altrusa Club Award for Excellence in Literacy

Portia Katipa-Maikuku

Jaycee Cup - Runner up in the Junior Prepared Speech Competition

Dyana Muraahi-Vaipo

Choysa Cup - Joint Winner of the Senior Prepared Speech Competition  

Subject Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Year 12


Mariah Anselmi

Social Science

Ronelson Mabasa


Tomasi Mapesone


AJ Lees


Silaulelei Kaleopa


Shani-Lee Small

Physical Education

Ruby Shields


Katie Schwitzer


Maija Stephens

Art, Music and English

Hannah Brough

Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics


Year 11


Katie Corbett


Ryan Jukes

Digital Technology

Hailee Winwood


Sahila Sharma


Kalum Taylor

Primary Industries

Jahnesta Sadler

Te Reo Maori

Eve Chisholm

Carpentry and Food Technology

Samantha Hamilton

Drama and Physical Education

Isabel Mans Science, Mathematics and Social Studies


Year 10


Sarah Skudder


Alex Young

English and Woodwork

Ayla Pratt


Olivia Ramsey


Bridget Schwitzer

Social Studies

Myah Kimber

Physical Education (Female)

Te Kauru Wano

Physical Education (Male)

Taetia Kopa

Te Reo Maori and Music

Nelson Twist

Mathematics and Science


Year 9


Tommy Brown


Janki Patel


Emily Fletcher

Te Reo Maori

Emily Londt


Halima Shah


Ryan Klein


Barney Rawiri


Tara Macrae

Physical Education (Female)

Patrick Hedley

Physical Education (Male)

Katie Fletcher

English, Social Studies, Mathematics and DTE

Sports Prizes-Individual Champions

Rangimarie Anderson

Most Improved Netball Player (Certificate)

Sarah Skudder Most Outstanding Junior Netball Player (Scheyvens Cup)
Ngarangi Poa-Barrett

Most Outstanding Netball Player of the Year (Dawn Grainger Cup)

Anaru Hawira

Most Improved Soccer Player in the 1st X1 Boys Team (Eddie Wright Cup)

Myah Kimber

Most Improved Soccer Player in the 1st X1 Girls Team (Plenderleith Cup)

Katie Corbett

Most Improved Hockey Player (Dixon Cup)

Caleb Davey

Most Improved Basketball Player (Boys)

Isaac Pethybridge

Most Valuable Basketball Player (Te Huia Whanau Trophy)

Jared Crosland

Most Improved Rugby Player (Wetere Cup)
Most Improved Player in Touch Rugby (Kearins/Te Whare Award)

David Tutaki

Outstanding contribution to Rugby (Tom Nealon Cup)
Sportsmanship in Rugby (Ku Taylor Memorial Trophy)






Raiden Van Herpen

Junior Boy Champion (Te Kanawa Trophy)

Myah Kimber Junior Girl Champion (Te Kanawa Trophy)

Kupe Cleary

Intermediate Boy Champion (Frank Kelly Cup)

Katie Corbett

Intermediate Girl Champion (Margaret Kelly Memorial Trophy)

Joshua Parker

Senior Boy (Plendy Cup)

Hannah Brough

Senior Girl (Plendy Cup)





Te Whitu Barrett-Manihera

Junior Boy Champion (TK Swimming Club Award)

Myah Kimber

Junior Girl Champion (TK Swimming Club Award)

Caleb Davey

Intermediate Boy Champion (Earl Trophy)

Sahila Sharma

Intermediate Girl Champion (Earl Trophy)

Joshua Parker

Senior Boy Champion (Championship Cup)

Lilly Reed

Senior Girl Champion (Smith Cup)





Raiden Van Herpen

Junior Boy Champion

Myah Kimber

Junior Girl Champion

Sam Bentham

Intermediate Boy Champion

Samantha Corbett

Intermediate Girl Champion

Isaac Wana

Senior Boy Champion

Hannah Brough

Senior Girl Champion




Zoe Ball

A Netball

Kitana Ormsby Development Netball
Silaulelei Kaleopa B Netball
David Tutaki

1st XV Rugby

Patrick Hedley

U14 Rugby

Hannah Brough


Hannah Searancke

1st X1 Hockey

Tremaine Hughes

Boys 1st X1 Soccer

Maija Stephens

Girls 1st X1 Soccer

Isaac Pethybridge

U18 Boys Basketball

Rangimarie Anderson

Senior Girls Basketball

Atholl Sneddon Development Boys Basketball
Ria Ngatai Junior Boys Basketball

Joshua Parker

Waka Ama


Maniapoto Swimming (TK Swimming Club Assn)
1st= Soccer
Cross Country Cup
Tawhana   Basketball (Winders Cup)
1st= Soccer
Athletics (McKinnon Cup)
Hockey (Buttimore Cup)
Wahanui 1st=Netball (Seccombe Cup)
Rugby (King Country Rugby Union Shield)
Rora 1st=Netball (Seccombe Cup)



RORA    3089


Te Kuiti High School 'Great Gatsby Ball'

Our Year 13 students have worked hard to create the theme "2017 Great Gatsby Ball". The novel "The Great Gatsby" represents the extremes of 1920s wealth and decadence and captures this wild and carefree time period and the hall was decorated appropriately along the lines of this years' theme.

The central character of this book represents the character of millionaire Jay Gatsby, published in 1925 and is set in 1922. Other names used for this decade were nicknamed the "Roaring 20s" and the "Jazz Age" The annual event was attended by over 140 guests, year 11 - 13 students.

 Great Gatsby Year 13

Year 13 cohort

The successful evening was a culmination of planning, discussions, building, painting, propping, and fetching under the watchful eye of many staff members. The event is one of many highlights for the final time for year 13 students before leaving school.

The photo booths too were decorated appropriately with many shots taken by Rihari Wana and Marama Shearer of Thrive Photography. The evening progressed with a range of music provided by James Olsen and students were treated with a delectable buffet put together by Mrs Sheryl Johnson and parents from Home and School.

By popular choice, this years' prince and princess were Sam Bentham and Olivia Klein while the King and Queen were Connor Lovini and Zoe Ball.

Great Gatsby

L to R: Sam Bentham, Olivia Klein, Zoe Ball and Connor Lovini

Great Gatsby

DUX - Hannah Searancke 2017

Proxime Accessit

Proxime Accessit - Ben Londt 2017

Head Students
Head Students - Hannah Brough and Amiel Khan 2018

Special Award
Community Service Award - Zoe Ball
Special Award
Outstanding Contribution in Performing Arts - Tomasi Mapesoni

Junior Cert
Top Year 9 Male in Physical Education - Patrick Hedley

Junior Cert
Top Year 9 Female in Physical Education - Tara Macrae


Wahanui House Captains - Paris Katipa-Maikuku and Josh Parker 2017


House Points 2017

End of Prizegiving

"We are Family" peformed by the Senior Performing Arts Class

All the best to our School Leavers!!!