• Tony Lim.
  • Zaid Bahi.
  • Timothy Blewden.
  • Salesi Mataele Vea.
  • Mackenzie Miles.
  • Lishan De Silva.
  • Isaac Rockell.

Rosmini College 2021 Prefects

The Rosmini College Head Boy for 2021 is Year 13 student Tony Lim (17) of Greenhithe. He was born in New Zealand but is of Filipino and Cambodian descent.

Tony studied Level 3 calculus and statistics in Year 12 and this year is doing chemistry, economics, geography and physics. He plays for both Rosmini’s Senior Volleyball and Senior A Basketball teams. Tony enjoys cooking and different cuisines. He hopes to gain an Auckland University Top Achiever Scholarship this year and possibly study engineering. As Head Boy, Tony wants “to be remembered as a leader who made changes and introduced new initiatives for the betterment of students.” He concludes, “I am grateful for the support my family, friends, teachers and advisors have given me.”

The Deputy Head Boy is Timothy Blewden (17) of Mairangi Bay. He is studying English, calculus, physics, chemistry and geography. Timothy plays tennis, basketball and soccer for the school and he also enjoys surfing and skateboarding. Timothy is a member of both the Young Vinnies and the Student Council. He wants “to build a stronger sense of connection and support between the older and younger students, along with increasing school-wide awareness around sustainability and the environment.”

The Sports Captain is Isaac Rockell (17) of Northcote. He is a member of the Rosmini Premier Basketball team. Isaac is studying calculus, physics, drama, chemistry and academic physical education. He would “love to expand Rosmini’s ‘Brotherhood’ both around the school, but also in the sporting area.” Isaac continues, “Creating a connection between all the sporting codes is also a goal of mine” because he wants “groups of people from different sports and teams to come together to both socialise and learn from each other”.

The Catholic Character Leader is Lishan De Silva (17) of Sunnynook. He was born in New Zealand but is of Sri Lankan descent. Lishan studied Level 3 calculus in Year 12 and this year is studying physics, chemistry, economics, geography and music. Like Tony, he also wishes to study engineering at Auckland University. Lishan has played the piano since he was 9 and he also enjoys playing hockey and soccer. Lishan adds he is “a car enthusiast and an active member of the Sports Car Club of New Zealand (SCCNZ). He says, “My plan for 2021 is to work with all the other prefects to increase the school spirit at important events, such as Rosmini Day, and try to get everyone involved.”

Rosmini’s Academic Leader is Zaid Bahi (16) of Unsworth Heights. He was born in New Zealand but is of Iraqi descent. Zaid plays soccer for the school and he also enjoys watching this sport. Zaid is studying calculus, physics, biology, chemistry and English. He hopes to gain a Scholarship in order to study Biomed next year. As the Academic Leader, Zaid wishes to “set an example for future leaders by being more involved in the school through such things as organising academic classes, which will allow our students to achieve highly, so Rosmini will be also known as an academically rich school.”

The Pasifika Leader is Salesi Mataele Vea (17) of Glenfield. He is a New Zealand born Tongan. Salesi is studying visual English, drama, Gateway, academic physical education and geography. He is an Under 19 North Shore Soccer representative and he also enjoys rugby, the arts, dancing, drama and music. Salesi says, “In 2018 I wrote a speech called ‘Breaking the Pacific Stereotype’ which was about not becoming a statistic that holds our people back.” He continues “I want to enjoy my last year at Rosmini College and I want to leave a legacy that lasts forever. My goal is to make Rosmini a better place for my fellow Pasifika students.”

Rosmini’s Māori Leader is Mackenzie Miles (17) of Murray’s Bay. He is of Tainui ancestry. Mackenzie is studying visual English, Māori, physics, calculus and geography. Mackenzie wants to “develop the Māori Department so the upcoming juniors can embrace the Māori history of Aotearoa”.

The following boys were presented with Prefects’ badges at a recent assembly: Nicholas Auckram, Keenan Bhikha, Jordan Cammell, Dominic Cunniffe, Shewon Fernando, Samuel Gulik, Nathan Houkamau, William Landon, Xavier Lock, Joe Marshall, Armani Martin, Pita Maxwell-Topia, Ross McFadzean, Quinn Rakena, Osten Sietu, Darryl Sutjiadi, Fernando Terrazas, Josh Torres, Patrick Whyte and Jacob Wong Woo.

Issue 117 March 2021