Kia Ora! My name is Gemma Hall and it is my great privilege to represent Sacred Heart and our community as your Head Girl.
Reflecting on the previous year, there doesn’t seem to be a more fitting time than now to draw our focus towards communion. The key to our school is the community, with the teachers and staff I often refer to as the pillars for us as students to lean on as we uncover our potential. Through our faith and core values, I am confident that with a resilient attitude we can tackle any challenges this year may bring.
I have been lucky enough to find the right friendships and mentors over my years, thanks to the opportunities our school offers and encourages us to be part of. Duke of Edinburgh and the Drama department being two of my main playgrounds, I encourage you all to find yours.
You will find them when you strive for your best, never allowing yourself to get too comfortable. The magic always comes when you test what you think you are made of. So whatever question mark you may have this year whether a personal goal, sport, or subject confront it head-on. Seek out every opportunity, explore more, and keep God close in the process.
I believe self-reflection is the time you take to ensure tomorrow will exceed today. Stay safe and look after each other, remember your neighbour’s heart, together our sacred hearts are one.