Our Head Students for 2021
Head Student: Faith Healey
Head Student: Juliette Hill
|Shirley Glassie - Ginns|
Ko Shirley Teinakore toku ingoa
E taingauru ma itu oki mataiti
E tamaine au na Matakapua Glassie raua ko Jamie Ginns
E mokopuna au na Glassie raua ko Cellina Glassie ite tua o toku mama,
E Bruce raua ko Nancy Ginns ite tua o toku papa
No roto mai au te Oire Vaipaepae-o-pau, Arutanga e Aitutaki
Tutakimoa Avarua, Rarotonga
Kia Orana e Kia Manuia
2017 was the year that I wore a Forest View High School uniform for the first time and pushed all my fears aside, as I walked into a school that would become my home for the next five years. Over the past couple of years my experience at FVHS can be described as challenging, emotional, entertaining but most of all unimaginable. If you were to ask me what I planned on doing when I first started High School I would've had no idea and just giggled.
But here I am a past Whakamaru Lake leader since 2018-2020 and now a current Head Girl. I have been lucky enough over the years to have been presented numerous opportunities in and outside of school, participating in many breath-taking experiences and achieved so much that I thought were only possible to me in my dreams. Having a family orientated school has proven so much to me in ways I never would've thought. It has shaped me into the hardworking individual I am and opened doorways for me that helped me get to where I am today.
I would like to thank all my teachers past and present, especially my mentors Mr Mutua, Mrs Potoru- Kawhena and Ms Umaki who continuously gave up their time to guide and support me when I encountered barriers throughout my schooling. Without you keeping me on track I would have given up a long time ago but you all in your own ways taught me that giving up wasn’t an option and to fight for what I wanted with everything I have.
Although 2020 was rocky, I am privileged to be working alongside two other amazing Head Girls as well as a strong team of individuals where we plan on making 2021 a year to remember for everyone. So with that being said 2021 I hope you’re ready for what's in store!
Ko Eugene Tōku Pāpā
Ko Danielle Tōku Māmā
Ko Ngati Maru raua Te Ati Awa Te Iwi
Ko Tainui Te Waka
Ko Moehau raua Taranaki Te Maunga
Ko Waihou raua Waitara Te Awa
Ko Matai Whetu raua Parihaka Te Marae
No Taranaki Ahau
Kei Tokoroa Tōku kāinga ināianei
Ko Healey Tōku whānau
Ko Faith Healey Tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēna koutou, tēnā tātou Katoa.
Kia Ora e te whānau,
It all started in Morrinsville hospital, December 16th 2003, when I was given this amazing thing called life. I grew up predominantly in the beautiful 886 where most of us call home. For most of my life I had always been a shy, non-talkative girl with a motive of literally learning - not your typical child lol. Up until high school I had always struggled to find a sense of belonging and what sort of person I wanted to blossom into.
Forest View opened my eyes to many possibilities, it opened doors and pathways I never knew could even be an opportunity. 2017 - first year of high school, I chose to take on learning Chinese culture and their language, Mandarin, and that was the start of one of my passions. Two years later enhancing my Chinese level of culture and language, my dream came true. April 2019 I was waving my goodbyes in Auckland as I was boarding my plane to China. A whole new environment. Living with a Chinese family, going to school, speaking Mandarin everyday in a non western lifestyle was better than I imagined. That chapter soon came to an end and from there I started learning more of my own culture and language Te Reo Māori. Speaking and learning my own reo gave me a bigger insight as to who I was and I am proud to say I'm Māori.
From then on I decided I wanted to do more to pursue my passions of these cultures and languages. I wanted to make something out of it, so I started excelling in school more. Not just my grades, but sport and leadership too. I can proudly say that I ticked those boxes by endorsing my first two NCEA years, being in the Senior A netball team for two years, athletics, cross country, being Lake Leader of Whakamaru for two years and my biggest achievement - Head Student 2021! My goal now is to be consistent, keep striving for excellence and becoming a better version of myself. And it all started in Forest View High School, in our small home, Tokoroa.
Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei 🖤💙
My name is Juliette Hill and I have the great privilege of serving Forest View High School as one of the three head girls for 2021. I also obtain the role of the BOT student rep. The position of a head girl offers an opportunity and platform to inspire, support and lead their school to victory so it is such an immense honor to do just that.
A lot of free time in my weekly schedule is a rare sighting. Since I was very young, I always enjoyed partaking in a wide range of co-curricular activities my schools provided. I am very fortunate to attend a school such as Forest View High School which offers me exactly that. This year I am a part of Porinetia Fa’atasi poly group and the Te Piringatahi kapa haka group. Although I am Samoan, I absolutely love learning about other cultures. A couple days of the week are occupied by basketball trainings and games. Every Sunday, you will find me at church. Apart from studying, any free time I have is spent on my family. Being the eldest of four, it is my birthright to pave the way for my younger siblings and prove to them they too can accomplish things that for them, may seem impossible.
Almost all my life my goal was to become a doctor and to this day, my lifelong goal stays the same. I hope to attend either Auckland or Otago University to study medicine and God willing, gain a Bachelor's Degree in Medicine and Surgery. Another goal of mine is to travel the world. What better way to pursue both aspirations than to become a locum doctor, working in all different countries whilst having Aotearoa as my home.