I am honoured to have been awarded the role of Sacristan this year and I am looking forward to making the most of my final year here at Craighead. Arriving in Year 9, I was eager to get involved in as many things as possible. One of the first groups I joined was the Chapel Committee and ever since then, it has been an integral part of my time here and helped shape my faith immensely.

My years at Craighead have allowed me to embrace a wide range of opportunities, most notably pursuing my strong passion for music through the String Group, Orchestra and Kapa Haka, as well as my involvement in community service through groups such as the Student Volunteer Army, Global Citizens and World Vision.

I have always loved being involved with the Special Character side of Craighead, and it’s meant a lot to me throughout my years here. My involvement with the Chapel Committee has led to some amazing opportunities within the St John’s community and the wider Canterbury Diocese, and I hope to continue the connections I’ve made through these into the future.

I’m so thankful to the wonderful teachers that play a huge part in helping every student find what they’re passionate about and reach their potential. I’m excited to journey with younger students this year and encourage them to discover their own passions. I know that with the support of Rev. Lucy and deputy Abby, we will make a great team.

I hope next year to either take a Gap year and get involved in an organisation such as World Vision or Hagar, or otherwise head to Auckland University, pursuing a degree in Biomedical Science.

Ngā mihi,
Rosie