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12 Wednesday November 15 2017 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES Ellesmere students step up SCHOOLS ELLESMERE COLLEGE has chosen its new leadership team for the next year. Fylgia Romero and Iain Wright have been named the school’s new head students with Matt Riches and Pip Prendergast deputy head students. Fylgia has been involved in the leadership of many school activities, including the student council, the student well-being team, World Vision, music and public speaking. Administration support teacher Lindsay Cook said she is passionate about helping bring positive changes to the lives of young people and unity between different cultures and people. Outside of school, Fylgia is active in Youth for Christ where she has relationships with young people from throughout Canterbury. Born in the Philippines, Fylgia has grown to love Ellesmere College and wants help create bridges between people so the school continues to be a safe and positive place. Mr Cook said she is a gifted leader with exceptional public STEPPING UP: Ellesmere College’s new leadership team for next year is made of deputy head students, Pip Prendergast (left) and Matt Riches, and head students, Iain Wright and Fylgia Romero. speaking skills. Nw head boy Iain has achieved a top academic record with excellence endorsements in NCEA levels one and two. Iain would like to help students who are not actively engaged in learning and reach out to them out of school times. He comes into this role with leadership experience that has been developed in his church’s children’s programme and as a leader on school camps. A keen sportsman, Iain has represented the school at Canterbury, South island and national levels in cross-country and athletics. He also plays basketball, tennis and indoor football. Deputy head student Matt likes to be actively involved in decision-making, takes part in public speaking and has had success in speech competitions since year 4. In the past, he helped organise significant fundraising ventures. He was active in the school’s enhancing excellence programme and helped create a booklet to transition year 7 students into the college. In his new role, Matt hopes to make the transition as easy as possible for new students into the school. Matt coaches a basketball team and received academic blue for level one NCEA. Fellow deputy head student Pip has a keen interest in sport. In year 11, she gained an NCEA level one excellence endorsement and is on track to achieve the same in level two this year. Her sports include girls rugby, cricket and swimming. Through her enthusiasm, she has tried to encourage other girls to become involved in sport and has seen considerable growth in girls rugby in recent years. In 2016, she captained the under-15 forward foundation rugby team and coached the team in 2017. She is now a forward foundation ambassador and this has furthered her leadership skills. •Ellesmere College prizegiving, page 14 CREATE THE DREAM Take control of the weather! LET US CREATE YOUR PERFECT OUTDOOR SPACE CALL US TODAY FOR A NO OBLIGATION QUOTE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063

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