Title slide: Being a leader
Glenda Etelei, Head Girl, Kelston Girls’ College, Auckland, facing camera
In my family it's really really big and it's really important because if you're a leader you are able to influence those around you in a way that you're able to show who you are as a true self and the culture that you're able to get taught through growing up. So all the morals and values that are taught to you from little, you're able to grow up with that and really influence and show who you are as a true self on those people.
Eirene Pulepule, Junior Head Girl, Kelston Girls’ College, Auckland, facing camera
Since I am the eldest pastor's daughter. So the pastor's daughter and being like a leader is sort of like a similar role. And for my family it's like, it's the same as Glenda, like being an influence to all the younger generations and also the future generations. That way that the younger generations can look up to us right now or the other Pasifika leaders. Not just Pasifika, but like all ethnic groups as well.
Glenda Etelei, Head girl, Kelston Girls’ College, Auckland, facing camera
Education is everything within, not only to me, but to my family because it can show different, it can lead to different places and there's many more opportunities that are given and because we represent our Pacific culture we're able to carry that through education and we're able to break all those stereotypes that are bought with our brown skin and because of that, it's really empowering that we see education as important.
Metui Telefoni, Year 13 Student, Rosmini College, Auckland, facing camera
Actually quite proud to make the Harbour 18’s last year, letting me showcase my leadership skills like, obviously in class I don't get to do that often cause I'm not being sad or anything, but they pick all the smarter kids or white kids and um yeah it’s just like an opportunity for me to look out for the younger boys.
Sunema Tepulolo, Student Prefect, Kelston Girls’ College, Auckland, facing camera
As a prefect at Kelston Girls we’re responsible for leading, showing a good example, helping our sister - our sisters I mean, and yeah, so it's like a privilege to be a prefect. Because I'm the only one out of all my siblings to ever have a role such as a prefect in high school.
Francis Schaumkel, Academic Captain, Kelston Boys’ College, Auckland, facing camera
I have to like, help out with a lot of stuff at home, with my mother as you know, she's a single mom, so I had to really step up. And I think that really helped me from my life because even though I've kind of lost a childhood I've just grown more as a man now. And I've grown more of a like a deeper understanding of having to take responsibility and having to step up and keep my family, my siblings in line but not my mum, but yeah.