Student Leaders at Leadership Days

Our Student Leaders have been at two leadership development days this week.  Pasifika students, Akaysha Adlam, Jarel Hemehema, Antonia de Coito and Mary Vui (pictured with Mrs Couch) attended a Pacific Island Leaders of Tomorrow programme.  The theme of the day was “We are the Ocean”. The topics of the short but powerful workshops were Progressing, Prepare Well, Interconnectedness, Money Savvy and Towards Your Destination.  The highlight of the day aside from mixing with Pacifika students from other schools was the life story recounted by Tokelaun/Samoan actor, writer and poet Taofia Pelessa.  The food was held to be excellent.  Always an important aspect of evaluation.
Student leaders, Jarel Hemehema, Cade Wishart, Rahui Brownlee, Imogen Roberts, Rachael Kim, Emily Dainty and Akaysha Adlam (bottom picture) attended the Auckland Secondary Schools Leaders day on Thursday.  They listened to speeches from seven people from a range of fields such as music, politics, arts and business.  They found Jacinda Ardern very interesting but were most struck by a quotation from mountaineer Mark Inglis who said “Positive is free, negativity comes at a cost.”  Lunch had to be brought by the student themselves.  A lesson in self sufficiency!

Eaders Day 2