January 2015 - Present
At Auckland Grammar School, New Zealand's
pre-eminient public boys school, I excel in both academic and
as a Cooper-Connell Scholarship boarder in
I currently study Advanced Level Maths, Physics, Economics and History, having completed Advanced Subsidiary Level English in 2018.
In addition, I am studying toward NZQA Scholarship in, inter alia, English, Maths, Economics, Geography, and History. I am currently in 7A (the top-ranked Year 13 class) and a School and Tibbs Hosue Prefect.
In 2018, I was named a University Entrance Scholar with a place on the School’s Honours Board, after having won New Zealand Scholarships (awarded to the top 3% of candidates in the country) in Economics, Health & Physical Education, and English, as well as an Outstanding Scholarship in History.
In 2017, I was the first Grammar student ever to have achieved an
NZQA Scholarship in Economics in Fifth Form (Year 11).
In 2019, I was the first-ever Auckland Grammar student to win a Gold Award in the New Zealand Economics Olympiad. I was selected to represent New Zealand at the International Economics Olympiad in St Petersburg, Russia. Unfortunately, due to a clash with the World Schools' Debating Championship, I could not attend. In 2019, I was also Governor of the Auckland Grammar School team who were runners-up in the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Challenge, where teams have to simulate the creation of a Monetary Policy Statement and the setting of the OCR. In 2018, I was National Champion of the New Zealand Economics Competition, in the Year 12 division.
Student Representative on the Board of Trustees
In 2018, I became Auckland Grammar’s first elected student representative on the Board of Trustees. As a fully-empowered trustee of the school, one of the largest in the country, I am responsible for bringing a student voice to the governance of the school, while being involved in all the usual strategic work of a board of a Crown Entity.
Captain of Debating
In 2019, I was named Captain of Debating, with responsibility for leading the Premier Advanced team and mentoring younger debaters, including being coach of a Junior Open team and one of two Student Adjudicators in Auckland. Relatedly, in 2018, I won the Martin Sullivan Prize for Public Speaking, awarded to the best public speaker at Auckland Grammar, based on an academic and persuasive speech on a high-brow topic.
Founder and President of the Auckland Grammar School Forum
I founded the Auckland Grammar School Forum, as a venue for political discussion and debate for Auckland Grammar students in 2016. As the student President of the Forum, I organize and participate in many of the debates and organize the logistical operation of the group in concert with the Master-in-Charge.
I am also occasionally involved in the Programming Group,
tutoring those learning to code, while also participating in high-level
and domestic competitions, like the
Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad and the New
Zealand Informatics Competition. In addition, I am a member of the Comittee of the Auckland Grammar Investment Club, which organises guest speakers from business and politics to speak to boys interested in the financial services industry.