My education, my voice

If you're aged between 14 and 18, find out how you can have your say about the education system.

A Youth Advisory Group has been set up so that young people between the ages of 14 and 18 have the opportunity to have a say about education in New Zealand.

Youth Advisory Group

Twelve young New Zealanders have been selected to take part in the 2018 Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced on 17 November.

The 2018 Youth Advisory Group members are:

  • Shaneel Lal, Otahuhu College, South Auckland
  • Bevan Xiao, Long Bay College, Auckland
  • Abby McRoberts, Aotea College, Porirua
  • Liam McLeavey, Waiopehu College, Levin
  • Okirano Tilaia, Cashmere High School, Christchurch
  • Geniqua Samupo, Avondale College, West Auckland
  • Brodie Cross, Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu | Correspondence School, Christchurch
  • Nathan Farr, Kings’ High School, Dunedin
  • Hadassah Wharawhara, Te Kāpehu Whetū, Kerikeri
  • Costa Blackman, Tolaga Bay Area School, Tolaga Bay
  • Kate Morris, Darfield High School, Darfield
  • Watene Campbell, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna, Wellington

Meet the members

Find out more about each of the 2018 Youth Advisory Group members as they introduce themselves, in their own words.

Further information

Contact youth.voice@education.govt.nz

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