Our Aussie-Irish family have no sooner left Australia than they are up (with jet-lag) at 4.30 am (and -1 degrees),skyping their classmates in Australia. Aren't we lucky living in this global village where we can stay in touch with the click of a mouse! Enjoy the trip!
TODAY'S POST BY SIMON AND TRISTIAN ...NOTE:MOVIES WILL FLIP WHEN YOU SELECT PLAY Today we have watched a BTN video about Childrens Rights. We have discussed the rights that we wished that would come true, and then the important rights.
In our writing books, we wrote out wishes and facts about the topic, and have filmed a few students' ideas.
After completing research projects on a space topic of choice, and viewing many documentaries about life in space, the Seniors are now looking to create a prototype for a new invention. This could be for use in space or for any other use. What new inventions could assist with space travel,space exploration or life in space? What new inventions could make life better for us today?
Six lucky students were lucky enough to attend the National Young Leaders Day courtesy of the Halogen Foundation. Enjoy their amazing reflections.
Young Leaders Day
It was a
privilege and an amazing experience to be able to listen to five wonderful
leaders on their knowledge of leadership. I learnt some values that make a good leader
such as integrity, responsibility, resilience, respect, self belief, kindness
and working hard. I now know that a good
leader doesn’t have to be bossy but they need to remember their values, add new
skills to their leadership toolbox and follow their dreams. Our society is getting smarter, nicer, more
peaceful and thus better at leading. Humankind
have a tendency to follow, so a leader needs to be a reliable role model so
that their good influence spreads. All
the little things we do will eventually add up to make one big action that will
make a difference and help all those around us. Never give up because even if you don’t reach
your goals you will still will have achieved something. The national young leaders’ day was an
inspiring opportunity that I’m glad I was a part of. I will never forget the things I’ve learnt and
I definitely have enriched my knowledge on the never ending topic of
National Young Leaders Day
Wow, national young leader’s day was a life changing
experience. We heard and saw so many amazing ideas and speeches which were
As we walked in, I think we all felt a breeze of excitement
knowing that this was the beginning of the speeches. I know I was grateful and
represent my school.
First I learned about influence and how when you’re a leader you
have to influence others to do the right thing. I learned that when you’re a leader you are a role model and need to be polite, kind and helpful to others
around you. I learned that even the
little things you do can make a really big
difference if you try.
All these points are from actual leaders speeches which I
really enjoyed. The thing about each leader was that they all had something
different to say about leadership and what it meant to them.
I personally enjoyed listening to Ruben Meerman and Dan
Jackson. I thought that they really got the meaning and understanding of
leadership. Although I liked their speeches best, I thought that Sussan
Thomas, Mike Martin and Creel Price were fantastic to listen to also.
Overall this amazing opportunity to go to national young
leaders day was just breathtaking and as the 5 other students and I walked
out of the room at the end of the day I think we all felt like better leaders
and better role models.
Leadership by Carley
I learnt so much about Leadership on the
1st of March.
I learnt that…
Not wearing a badge doesn’t mean you are not a leader.
·Leaders always believe themselves.
·Never give up. Keep trying.
·Nothing is impossible. Starting 8 businesses in primary and high school is not impossible, for one man has done it.
·You can’t relay on other people to make you a better leader. Follow your heart and make your dream come true.
·Everyone is treated equally, no matter how you look or how old you are
·Leaders always include everyone, whether they are in their community or not.
·You don’t have to have muscles to be a leader. Being strong inside is having a good self-esteem.
·Act like a leader anytime because everyone looks up to you like a role model.
·Showing your strengths means that you believe in yourself.
·Experience difference opportunities in your life.
·Working as a team means that you are communicating with people.
·Leaders think about the small and big things for the small things will become big if you do nothing.
·Being a leader is a long journey, the hard times are the bumps and the good times are the smooth roads.
·You can not let other people change your future for your future only changes because of YOU!
·If you want help, you have to look and ask for help.
·Each little thing will give you an opportunity to show your strengths.
·Leaders learn from others, so don’t pretend you know everything.
·Do your passions and stand up for yourself and others.
Leaders are important in life. Remember, if you see someone needing help, do help and ask them what’s wrong. If you see someone in trouble and ignore them, you could bring down your self-esteem. So please, believe in yourself that you are a leader and show the world what your strengths are.