13 Apr 2018

Friday 13 April 2018

On Friday 6 April an enthusiastic group of more than 60 students, ranging from Year 9 to Year 13, met in the Lecture Theatre to hear from guest speaker Romeo Tevaga, Schools Adviser from University of Auckland.

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This is the first presentation the Pacific Island High Achievers (PIHA) group have had to the College for 2018.

Romeo delivered a great presentation, both challenging and inspiring his student audience through his own personal success story of being the first in his family to attend university.

Completing a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws conjoint degree, Romeo emphasised that all Pacifica students should realise their academic potential.

“He told the group to ‘know your why’ and advised each student to remember their answer, as it’s all about family, community, cultural identity and being you best self,” says Career Director and Teacher-in-Charge of PIHA Wendy Carey.

Romeo told the audience that students at King’s College are privileged with great teachers and plentiful resources, so it was their responsibility to use all the advantages. Success, Romeo said, is not defined by your beginnings, but by hard work and ability to overcome challenges.

Romeo’s parting message was to remind each student that intelligence equals hard work. He encouraged students to get into the practice of working hard and becoming involved.

The PIHA programme is for all King’s College Pacific students to make the most of their potential and abilities through regular meetings and events organised through the College.