Winner Prime Minister’s Award Jarimar Schuster

Jarimar Schuster, a proud Samoan, has completed his final year studying at Scots College, Wellington where he has lived the full life at Scots. As Deputy House Prefect he has achieved numerous honours both on the field an in the education arena.  Jarimar has been a senior student and member of the Scots 1st XV for several years, and his leadership attributes has contributed to the 1st XV team gaining national secondary school championship and runner up honours in 2014 and 2015, and representing NZ at the Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament in Fukouka Japan this year.

Jarimar has been a Wellington age group representative throughout his teens and will be part of the Wellington Rugby Academy in 2016. Jarimar posesses strong leadership skills and has also achieved culturally and academically, having achieved runner up status in the Scots College senior speech competition, college colours for commitment and service to rugby as well as leadership to Smith House at Scots. Jarimar values strong interpersonal and communications skills, and firmly believes his ability to communicate well has assisted his development in rugby.

Jarimar says “Rugby cannot be played well without a large amount of communication so I owe a lot of credit to his communication skills executed on the field.”  Jarimar is dedicated and determined to become a professional rugby player in the near future, whilst also creating an alternative career pathway at the same time. He is extremely passionate and excited about his next step in life – successfully gaining entry into New Zealand’s largest provider of sport, fitness and recreation qualifications. He will be studying on the Pre Police Proficiency course with the New Zealand Institute of Sport. “I believe I can make a real difference and contribution to the communities I serve”, Jarimar says.


New Zealand Institute of Sport