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NEW FRAMEWORK At the end of the year, we introduced

make a difference and highlighting the importance of working together for the greater good, making connections, and leading by example while encouraging others. Magician Brendan Dooley returned for the second time this year and was joined by Attitude presenter Rory Smith, Raise Up coordinator Brittany Mackie, environmental educator Pete Johnson, College teacher, actor and director Nikki Bleyendaal, University of Canterbury professor Dr Billy O’Steen, and positive youth development specialists Amanda Smith and Sala Tiatia. It was great to have about 200 students from a range of primary and intermediate schools engaged in the day. Giving the young students, who are the next generation of leaders, the opportunity to learn, explore and discuss leadership is a valuable experience. The day also gave leadership experience to several College Year 10 students who acted as guides, role models and group leaders for the day. FINDING YOUR PATHWAY The new College Diploma gave the opportunity for an additional leadership learning experience, with Year 11 College students participating in a one-day leadership programme towards the end of the

year. Linking with other activities around career pathways, the programme considered the qualities and skills needed in relation to being a leader in a variety of careers. This could be as entrepreneurial leaders who looked for new opportunities and ways to innovate, or simply as a leader of people where personal and soft leadership skills were vital. Several Old Boys were part of the speaker line-up, with former detective Blue Henderson giving a keynote speech on the skills and qualities he found he needed to be influential in his role. He was followed by a panel discussion featuring Wilbur Morrison (Buzz Club), Nicholas Kittelty (Otago Cricket), and George Blake (Northington Partners – analyst). They shared their stories about what they learnt about leadership while at College and beyond, and how they applied it in their different careers. The students then participated in a variety of workshops run by the Physical Education department on different leadership skills, before 2012 Young New Zealander of the Year and Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson closed the day, sharing his insights as an influential leader.

a new Character & Leadership framework – Te whaiaro me te

Hautu¯tanga. It provides the rationale for the focus College wants to place on the development of character and leadership in our students, staff and school. The framework initially introduced to staff is designed to point us in the right direction for achieving the goal of developing confident, compassionate students who are successful learners and positive contributors to society. It conceptualises what modern leadership looks like, drawing on key ideas from the foundations of biculturalism, Christianity and character education. It links different dimensions of what we already do and will allow us to see where the gaps are in our offerings to students. The concepts are intended to develop leadership action using a set of dispositions that align with our school values and mission. The framework will be rolled out to the entire school community in 2023. It promises to continue to take us on a journey of development with service, relationships, humility, compassion and courage as the cornerstones of

our leadership. Matt Cortesi Director of Character & Leadership


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