Head Girls 2020

June 28, 2019 | Girls’ College

Head Girls 2020

Phuti Hanyane (Deputy Head), Rutendo Kawelenga (Head Girl),  Marisa Venditti (Deputy Head)

Head Girl

Rutendo Kawelenga

Rutendo is a kind hearted, compassionate and determined young woman. She describes herself as cheerful and friendly person, willing to have a conversation with anyone in need! Rutendo is a very committed student involving herself in rowing, netball and her academic pursuits. She acknowledges the great learning journey the Girls’ College has offered her and the valuable skills she has gained along the way which will be vital as she embarks on her new leadership role. These skills include time management, diligence and perseverance. One of Rutendo’s teachers describes her as the “perfect role model for her peers in terms of the way she carries and conducts herself and the values and ideals to which she aspires”.


Deputy Head Student Events

Marisa Venditti

Marisa is a hardworking and committed Girls’ College student. Marisa describes herself as a strong and driven individual who stands up for what she believes. She has represented the school and played a significant role in various school events and occasions. These include several Open Days, Round Square conferences, fundraisers and school information evenings. Recently Marisa was a remarkable ambassador for the Girls’ College whilst on exchange at Harpeth Hall girls’ school in Nashville. Marisa is enthusiastic about hockey and tennis and also plays the piano. Community engagement initiatives are her passion as she serves people with generosity of spirit and true kindness. Marisa’s tutor teacher believes that her “qualities of service, leadership, commitment and practical concern for others will stand her in good stead and ensure her success in her leadership role going forward”.


Deputy Head Student Affairs and Wellness

Phuti Hanyane

Phuti is driven by kindness, honesty, equality, hard-work, and self-control. She is a passionate Girls’ College student where you will see her flair on the netball court and as a dynamic stage performer. She has a strong belief in change and equality and is a part of our student Transformation Committee. Phuti is a principled and authentic leader. Her resilience and positive mindset are attributes she will bring to her role as a leader in our school.  Phuti notes that “growing up I was taught that the word “impossible” should not exist in my vocabulary”. One of Phuti’s teachers notes that her “strongest attribute is her natural ability to make a friend and lead them by example”.


We are very proud of these students who have endured a rigorous application, voting and interview process. Our formal leadership induction process will occur at the start of Term 3.  We wish our new team every success going forward, as they will live out our College values and statement of purpose in honouring God, honouring others and honouring self. Embarking on a leadership role will be enabling of knowing oneself, being oneself, and to contributing to the good of our wider community.