Forest View High School

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Forest View High School

TE KURA O TE WAO NUI Ā TĀNE

Kia Kaha! Kia Toa! Kia Manawanui! - Courage Knows No Defeat!

Our Head Students for 2020

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Head Girl - Kiana McLean
Head Boy - Matthew Martin
Deputy Head Boy - Tuata Tunupopo
Deputy Head Boy - Carl Guinabasan


We thought we would share some fun facts about our Head students with you all:
Matthew Martin

-I have an orange belt in MMA and I have a large passion for martial arts
-I am a skilled swimmer, formerly competitive, won FVHS swimming sports (for whatever age category I was in) three times
-I've done a year of training in parkour
-I went to North School, then Tokoroa Intermediate
-I've been to Australia 6 times
-I am a skilled writer
-I am great at video games
-I am very good at video editing and adept at image editing
-I've been to Japan
-I was part of the FVHS Lighting and Sound Team for 4 years
-I helped build an electric bike in 2017
-I can read a 375 page novel in less than two hours (I read really quick)

My plans for next year (assuming everything goes well), are to go to Yoobee College in Rotorua full time so I can learn animation skills as well as increase my writing skills. All this will help me in my long term goal, producing my own animated show

Kiana McLean

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I’m Kiana
I love playing football for my school and the Tok AFC club and I love my job - working at Four Square and getting to work with the public.
I love pushing myself to be the best I can in my academic studies.


My future plans are to get accepted into either Auckland or Otago University and get a degree in dentistry / hygienist and work throughout schools with children to help educate them on the importance of dental hygiene.

Carl Guinabasan

My name is Carl Guinabasan, 17 years old and currently in my last year at Forest View High School. I was born in Philippines but I spent a lot of my childhood in New Zealand. My hobbies include playing sports and performing as part of the school poly group ‘Polinetia Fa’atasi’. Next year I want to study at Wintec however my career pathway is yet to be decided.
Tuata Tunupopo

Kia Orana my name is Tuata Ngatokotoru Tunupopo and I am 17 yrs old. I love to play sports and one day wish to become a carpenter. I love my Culture and Cook Island Dancing is my absolute passion other than praising God. I am Tokoroa born and bred, and growing up in this small town, has really taught me lots of things, like for example everyone knows everyone, its almost inconvenient, and almost everyone is related to you but the most important one I have learnt and now come to understand is a saying that we Tokoroaians go by "It takes a Village to raise a Child". I didn't really know what this meant at first until I reached High School and I started to think and question how have I achieved what I have achieved and how did I get to where I am today. I then realised it wasn't me who got me to where I am but it was the support and strict teachings from the ones whom played the "Village" role in my life, who built the solid foundation for me to grasp from. 

My plan for the future is hopefully to become a qualified carpenter, however my current goal is to inspire my fellow peers, to achieve as much as you can, be proud of who you are and where you come from and never settle for anything less than your best 

Kia Orana, e Kia Manuia