Together We Learn and Grow

Putāruru College Head Students for 2024: 

Kiri Te Aurere Joyce-Paora

Jessica McKinnon

Jahrell Strange

Jahray Strange


Shanaka Resch - Arts Leader                Jennah Douthett - Sports Leader              Layla Hearsey - Environment Leader

Acaysha Amouta - Cultural Leader                        Rebekah Coop - Academic Leader

The College strongly encourages students to develop their leadership and mentoring skills.

There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in and develop skills in leadership:

  • Head Students  - a team of motivated leaders in Year 13
  • Student Representative on the Board of Trustees  - Jahrell Strange
  • Whānau Leaders - a group of students from all year levels that provides a voice for students.

In addition to these formal roles, there are also opportunities in being a librarian, sports coach, referee, reading coach, student mentor, and more.