Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

Week 9 was a busy and productive week for our key SRC Leaders. On Wednesday 26th March, Miss Sarah Atkins and I accompanied Lucy Rowe 6/7 M, Koby Polgreen 6/7KD and Lily Dyett 4/5S to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to take part in the Primary National Young Leaders Day.

I Am Somebody

The theme for the day was ‘I am somebody’, and our students along with up to 1000 students from around the state were exposed to several inspirational speakers. These speakers spoke of their time as students and the importance of leadership in the paths they took in life. 
Some of the speakers were Sqn Leader Anneka Deaton a RAAF pilot; Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister and Andy Griffiths, well known children’s author. 
The students represented our school with pride and participated enthusiastically in the activities on the day.

Secondary National Young leaders Day

On Thursday 27th March, Kelly Whittaker and I accompanied our Prefects, Patrick Dodd 12T, Pria Sandercock 12T, Nathan Tucker 11TB and Ben Feutrill 10M to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to take part in the Secondary National Young Leaders Day.
The theme for this day was also ‘I am somebody’. The students were challenged by the inspirational speakers to think long and hard about their power and influence as young leaders. Some of the speakers included, Mike Martin, Executive Director of the Halogen Foundation, Daniel Flynn, Social Entrepreneur and founder of the Thankyou Organisation and Mark Bickley, SA football star.

Quotes of the day

Some of the stand out quotes of the day included:
  • Dream big, impossibility is only someone’s opinion, not a fact. Daniel Flynn
  • How would you lead your life if you had no fear? Daniel Flynn
  • Empathy is at the root of all good leadership.  Mike Martin
  • Don’t let hurdles stop you, work harder if it’s what you want.  Anneka Deaton
  • Learn from the challenges. Julia Gillard
The Prefects were also motivated and interested in the day’s activities and were fine ambassadors for Maitland Area School. They also took advantage of seeking information at the careers expo that was part of the day.

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