The last week of term was Leadership Week. As part of Leadership Week, classrooms all around NZ have been learning about an iconic NZ leader called Sir Peter Blake.
Sir Peter Blake was an exceptional sailor, leader and team person. His achievements included winning two America’s Cup trophies and numerous line honours in world-famous sailing races including five Whitbred Round the World Races. One of Sir Peter Blake’s sayings was, “If it isn’t hard, it isn’t worth doing. He liked a challenge. That attitude enabled him to take on many new adventures. He sailed to Antartica and then onto South America in order to uncover environmental issues and to show the rest of the world what was happening around us.
He wanted to make the world aware of the pollution that was happening in the oceans. He was a popular New Zealand leader who was hard working, a team player. Sir Peter Blake believed in the incredible potential of young kiwis to achieve great things. He knew that inspiring leaders of any age could be found in every corner of New Zealand.
Our Sir Peter Blake Leadership Assembly was run by Khalia, Tai, Jayden, Rachele, Phillip, Stevie, Chilli, Nate, Dominic, Corbyn and Tawa who spoke so beautifully!
Congratulations to Nate, Chilli, Stevie and Dominic for being recognised as wonderful Year 6 student leaders in and out of class as nominees for the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award 2018!
A huge congratulations to Lochie for being the 2018 winner of this prestigious award. Lochie is a buddy reader in Te Kakano, helps at breakfast club and can be relied on for any job in and out of class. He is kind, respectful, honest, is self-motivated, a team player and a wonderful role model.
We were so lucky to have Jaymie Hilton- Jones, ex pupil and Deputy Head Boy of Kaitaia College, presenting the award. It was wonderful for our students to listen to such an excellent young leader in our community talking about his goals, aspirations and achievements. His korero was very motivating and a proud moment for all his ex-teachers in the room especially Sir!
We are proud that there are many opportunities for students at Paparore School to show their leadership abilities and we have leaders of all ages throughout our school environment!