2024 Head Students announced

2024 Head Students announced Sadie Williams, Will Hadley, Gracie Potter and Liam Inman

20 October 2023

St Paul’s Collegiate School is thrilled to announce its head students for 2024, Will Hadley and Sadie Williams as the school’s Head Boy and Head Girl and Liam Inman and Grace Potter as Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl.

Will Hadley (School House) has been an integral part of the St Paul’s community since 2020 when he joined as a Year 9 day student from Southwell School. During his time at St Paul’s, Will has consistently contributed to the school. He achieved the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Mortimore Prize for Most Outstanding Student during his time at Tihoi Venture School in Intake 2021/2. He also served as Vice-Captain of the Colts Cricket team, leading them to victory in the Sport Waikato Shield. Moreover, Will played a pivotal role as Vice-Captain of the Sevens Rugby squad that competed in the North Island Secondary Schools Sevens tournament. His unwavering commitment to sports continued as he became a valuable member of the St Paul’s Collegiate School 1st XI Cricket and 1st XV Rugby teams, starting from Year 11. In 2022, he was awarded the Littlejohn/Johl Award for being the Most Improved 1st XI player.

Will’s achievements extend to academics, with him earning his NCEA Level 1 with Excellence endorsement and a Scholars Tie with a GPA of 90%. Teachers and peers alike describe him as a proactive and inquisitive student who creates a positive learning environment. His commitment to excellence extends to all he undertakes.

Sadie Williams (Harington and Fitchett), who became a St Paul’s student in 2022 as a Year 11, is a shining example of academic excellence and all-round commitment to school life. Her accolades include the St Paul’s Award for Year 11 and the Haylett-Petty Memorial Trophy for Excellence in all areas of school life.

Academically, Sadie’s dedication and hard work are evident through her NCEA Level 1 endorsement with Excellence and a Scholars Tie. She achieved a GPA of 97% and was recognized as a Scholastic Centurion in multiple subjects. This year, as a Year 12 student, she continued to excel, studying Level 3 English and has set her sights on the NZQA Scholarship in History.

Sadie’s talents extend beyond the classroom. She has an impressive record in sports, participating in the Premier Netball team in 2022 and winning the Open Grade in the Saturday league. She represented the school at the Waikato Secondary Schools Championships in swimming and joined the Waterpolo team, which secured victory in the Waikato Secondary Schools competition. Her commitment to service is commendable, and she received the Altrusa Youth Award in 2023.

Liam Inman (Clark House), Deputy Head Boy, brings a unique perspective to his leadership role. Born in Hamilton but having spent some of his formative years in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and now with home based in Ōhope, Liam appreciates the value of diversity. He received the Kansal Family Trophy for Diligence and Persistence in the Junior School in his first year at St Paul’s. His athletic prowess is undeniable, excelling in sports such as basketball, rugby, and cross country and representing the Waikato region in basketball and touch rugby.

Liam is recognised for his maturity, compassion, and empathy, making him a well-respected figure among his peers. His humility and dedication to his roles are evident through his achievements and leadership in both sports and academics. He aspires to be someone whom others look up to and, through his mentorship, encourages others to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

Gracie Potter (Harington and Clark), Deputy Head Girl, embodies the school spirit with her longstanding association with St Paul’s. Her grandfather attended the school as a Foundation pupil, and her father, sister, and brother are all Collegians. Gracie joined St Paul’s in 2022.

Gracie is a remarkable sportswoman, achieving success in hockey, cricket, and cross country. She is an inclusive leader, an enthusiastic contributor, and a well-rounded individual. She is a bubbly, effervescent young woman who isn’t afraid to speak up and speak out if she feels a situation warrants it. She wants to provide an inspirational role model to her fellow students.

The 2024 Heads of School embody St Paul’s spirit of excellence and are poised to lead the school community with dedication and enthusiasm. Congratulations to Will, Sadie, Liam, Gracie, and all the 2024 prefects.

  • Heads of Clark House: Louie Short and Renee Carey
  • Heads of Sargood House: Tom Yetsenga and Maggie Harper
  • Heads of Williams House: Edward Buckley and Izzie Watson
  • Heads of Boarding: Sam Stokes and Mariska Pereira
  • Head of Harington Day: Lily Luxton
  • Heads of Hall House: Tri Phan and Amelie Austin
  • Heads of Hamilton House: Austen Plimmer and Somer Williamson
  • Heads of Fitchett House: Nate Bodle and Lucie Foster
  • Heads of School House: Sam Hull and Isla Robinson
  • Heads of Te Kaea: Nikau Veitch and Natalya Walker-Riggins
  • Chapel Prefects: Briar Roden and Oliver Heeley
  • Mission and Outreach Prefects: Jimmy Ma and Vishruta Murthy
  • International Prefect: Trelise Forster
  • Academic Prefects: James Cunningham and Rosie Phillips
  • Art Prefects: Jackson Norris and Asher Downing
  • Sports Prefects: Finlay Bayne and Sophie Dunn

Watch the announcement assembly here