School Leaders


A number of leadership opportunities are offered to our Senior Russley School students: Student Council, House Captains, Librarians, Peer Mediators, Road Patrollers, Junior School Supervisors, Buddy Readers, Sound Technicians, Sport Shed Monitors.

Student Councillors work alongside the Deputy Principal on projects such as the school environment, social activities and charity work. House Captains, Student Council and the Lead Mediator attend the National Young Leaders Day.

Back row: Emma Cox, Ava Mackay, Amelia Grundy, Amelia Nicholls
Front row: Amelia Yee, Fenix-Lee Raasch, Kayla Raadgever

Russley School provides a friendly and exciting environment for children to learn.  We are lucky enough to have four learning teams led by supportive and caring teachers and teaching assistants.  We have lots of super students who support and care for new students starting at Russley.

Russley teachers guide us to strive to achieve our goals and personal best.  We have cultural, sport and music groups that students can join including ukulele orchestra, drama club, chess clubm robotics club, and many more.

Russley offers its students a lot of opportunities over their eight years here, such as winter sport, Student Council, Cantamath, Otago Problem-solving, House Captains and much more.

We look forward to you joining our Russley family.   Student Council

Russley School has 4 houses named after surrounding streets, and were developed for two main reasons; belonging and fun.  Each house is led by two Year 8 students who work to foster belonging across all age groups.  House Captains support students during various house events while having fun.  Leaders run a variety of assembly challenges where houses compete against each other in crazy activities.  House points are also earned through positive playground behaviour, participation and excellence in sporting and classroom activities.

2021 House Captains


Felipe Felitti Duter & Bertie Botha


Leo Yang & Ruby Jones Johnston

“It is a privilege to be chosen as a house captain for 2021 and to lead our house with pride.  Schoolwide events are the perfect opportunity for a house captain to get to know students.  Look out for us at house events.”               Ruby Jones Johnston 


Lowanna Chan & James Murphy


Sione Lamipeti & Alexia Mestanza