Craighead is an amazing school full of character, success, support, opportunity and most importantly fun. Therefore, to be given the role of Head Girl, is a huge privilege and a great honour. I am looking forward to the year ahead and I am excited to work alongside staff, students and especially all of the amazing girls in our Year 13 year group, of which I am lucky enough to be a part. I hope to bring to this role a positive and friendly attitude, a helping hand, and a determination to meet any challenge I am faced with, and to lead the school with integrity, passion and an open mind. One thing that makes me feel so lucky to be a part of this school is the opportunities I have been offered during my time at Craighead. I have taken part in competitive Netball and Rowing and played social Basketball, Volleyball, Touch and Hockey. I have also had the opportunity to give back to Netball by coaching teams and umpiring. I am a member of the String Group and have been part of the School Orchestra, as well as a member of the Sports, Health and various other committees. This year I am excited to be taking on the task of running the Student Volunteer Army alongside Renae Cocking. This is a group I am particularly passionate about, having been a part of it for the past couple of years—I have seen the difference it makes, not only to the organisations you volunteer for, but also to you. It is an extremely rewarding group to be involved in and I feel it is also a prime example of our school’s Special Character. Craighead’s strong values and the incredible support you receive at the school are something that has really impacted on me as I have grown up. I have built so many good friendships over my years at Craighead and it saddens me to know that at the end of this year, many of us will end up in different places around New Zealand and further afield. Craighead has taught me to be strong, determined, kind, caring, friendly and most importantly, to always be myself. I am hugely honoured to be Head Girl of such an amazing school which has done so much for me over the years—I look forward to doing my best to fulfil the role.