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On Wednesday 9 March, Junior School Captains, House Captains, Sport, Music and Art Captains attended the Halogen National Young Leaders Day at the Entertainment Centre.

Along with student leaders from schools across the state, from as far away as Penola and Clare, our boys were fortunate to hear the following keynote speakers:

  • Jessica Trengrove, Australian long distance and marathon runner
  • Lachie Smart, the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single engine aircraft
  • Alex Ross, Sydney Thunder Cricket player and SPSC Old Collegian
  • Guy Edmunds, writer, actor and author

The purpose of the event was to inspire and develop leadership qualities in our young leaders. Below are some of the students’ reflections and take aways on leadership following the event. We look forward to seeing the impact of their leadership across the Junior School this year.

A piece of advice that I heard from a speaker was to be empathetic and know other people feel.
– Andrew Lucas, Junior School Captain

No matter what the situation is, never give up and you learn the most from your biggest mistakes.
– Charlie Johnson, Junior School Vice Captain

Try out doing lots of things so that your gut knows what to do.
– Matthew Harris – Sports Captain

I want to be a leader that always helps and is kind to everyone.
– George Bass – Clayton Dyer House Captain

Be yourself, learn from your mistakes and ask for feedback.
– Harry Steele – House Captain Stokes-Ware

The Olympic marathon runner who spoke told us to set tiny goals that gradually become harder and broader. I think I should now set some goals for opportunities I want to try in my school life.
– Aarit Kothari – Brookes House Captain

Get out there and play, not caring if you win but caring if you have fun.
– Elliot Lam – Music Captain

I learned the most from Lachie Smart as being in such tough situations and keeping calm and composed is a really hard thing to do. I could learn more from him by practicing though questions and pretending that there is a tough situation that I have to fix.
– Philp Makooh – Clayton Dyer House Captain

Other leaders I know personally that I can learn from on a regular basis are my family because they are near me and give good advice.
– Jenson Lau – Brookes House Captain