WELLINGTON (New Zealand): An Iraqi Muslim has been made the head girl of a Catholic college, leading to a controversy, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The appointment of Aysser Aljanabi as the head girl in St Mary’s Catholic College has been controversial and there were apprehensions among Catholics, the Dominion Post newspaper reported. "Given what’s going on internationally, I can understand some people’s reaction," Pat Lynch, the chief executive of the Catholic Education Office, said. He said while non-Roman Catholics had been head students before, it was important that the student was able to model the values of the school. "I think it’s easier for someone who is a Catholic to do that, but it really depends on the person," he said.