Student Leadership

Northcote College students are encouraged to express their ideas and develop their leadership skills through a variety of different groups and opportunities throughout the school. Student views directly impact on the direction of the school. A Board of Trustees Student Representative is elected annually.

Click on the links below to find out more:

2023 Head Students and Prefects

Student Council

Other Groups and Councils

Student Volunteer Army


2023 Northcote College Head Students & Deputy Head Students 

Head Students: Tzion Manoa and Nikki Gear


​​​​Deputy Head Students:  Semisi Fonua, Kaitlyn Halliday, Shivam Nair, Latai Uhi 

semisi fonua 2023 deputy head student


2023 Northcote College Prefects 

Tylar Aitchison
Khalila Ardani
Cole Beasley
Keira Bennie
Jack Clendon
Lucas Elias
Lucas Eng
Hugo Fletcher
Myara Flint
Semisi Fonua
Alissa Ford
Nikki Gear
Kaitlyn Halliday
Ellie Humphries
Ashok James
Johnny King
Grace Lai
Harmony Lai
Ollie Lincoln
Tzion Manoa
Zara Morgan
Shivam Nair
Emily Potter
India Punturiero
Aroha Ropiha
Ana Sofia Rua Marin
Aaron Sievert
Kaia Swiggs
Latai Uhi
Allan Unga
Shota Utsugi
Huyen Vu
Joshua Wells
Katie West
Eliza Yardley
Ava Zaloum



Student Council

The Student Council is a democratically elected group of Year 9 – Year 13 students whose voice extends beyond the management of the school through the Kaipātiki Youth Board student panels. The Student Council meets fortnightly and is instrumental in organising charity events in the spirit of the school motto Ut prosim aliis – helping others.

Want to raise something with Student Council? Email:



Other Groups and Leadership Opportunities

Additional opportunities to develop leadership skills include:

Arts Council - The Arts Council is a student lead group that works to promote the arts, in and out of school, through the organisation of events and showcases.
Environmental Group  
Language Ambassadors - Our Language Ambassadors play an essential role in creating positive experiences for language and culture learning at Northcote College. They keep our students informed of the International Languages goings-on at the school and they organise regular events, such as: International Languages Week, International Film Festival Week and International Market Day.
Music Leaders  
Sports Council -  The Sports Council offers leadership opportunities within the school sports space and members of the Council provide assistance to the Sports Department.


Student Volunteer Army

SVA is the Student Volunteer Army, an education charity run for students, by students, focused on providing meaningful volunteering opportunities for primary, secondary and tertiary aged young people in Aotearoa.

The SVA Service Award was launched to recognise the volunteer efforts of secondary school students. Operating in most major public, private and special schools in New Zealand, the SVA Service Award is a five level badge-based system that records and tracks student volunteering against the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Students download a SVA Summary of Service – a CV of their volunteering – to help with job, scholarship, university or hall applications. 

The SVA website and App makes it really easy for students who do a lot of service (kia manaaki te tangata) to log their hours and keep track of what they do. Students involved in any kind of school leadership positions or who do a lot of volunteering are encouraged to join the SVA and log their volunteering hours. 

Students can download the SVA app and register using their school email address. To create an account, visit: When prompted, select 'I am a student' and then 'No, not yet'.

The e-handbook provides a useful guide and more information about this scheme.