District Highlights

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Rini Liu, Alexander Robinson

Rini Liu, a Grade 7 student at Alexander Robinson Elementary during the 2015/16 school year, is a student that continually finds ways to better her community and school.

One day when asked why she arrived at school with a large green garbage bag full to the brim and a glove on one hand, she replied that the garbage she saw along her walk to school had bothered her for days and that she needed to do something about it.

This example exemplifies Rini’s intuitive and altruistic desire to make a positive change regardless of the magnitude of the project. It really doesn’t matter what needs to be done… Rini is always ready, willing and most capable.

Rini is seen as an outstanding role model for many. She actively participates in and practices the values of our Me to We student leadership group. She is a student with an impressive vision of “what can be” and outstanding leadership skills that support the organization and implementation of initiatives whether our team is fundraising to support a project with a neighbouring school or contributing to the building of a school in Tanzania.

Rini has been an important student “voice” in the School District Student Forum and District Student Advisory Council this year. Rini has terrific passion for the Fine Arts. She excels musically: playing the clarinet in the Garibaldi band and is a member of the musical theater group, Show Stoppers.

Rini performed at several “Alexander Robinson Has Talent” assemblies last school year demonstrating terrific musical talent as well as great dramatic humour. We have greatly appreciated Rini’s commitment to leading our school in singing the national anthem at our monthly assemblies. Rini excels in her academics and is highly respected as a role model for her empathy and understanding of diversity in all of its forms.



About Leaders of Tomorrow

The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District (SD42) has teamed up with the Maple Ridge News to celebrate local students who are making a difference at school and in the community. Elementary and secondary students featured as Leaders of Tomorrow were picked by their principals for making positive achievements in academics, sports, arts and community involvement.

The list is just a sample of outstanding students in the school district selected by their school during the 2015/16 school year – there are many others who were equally deserving of recognition for their exemplary achievements both inside and outside the classroom. ?

Every Tuesday throughout the school year, SD42 will profile a student selected as one of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow.

Leaders Tomorrow

Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.