At Onehunga Primary School we are proud to see so many of our children taking on leadership roles within the school. For example, we see Enviro reps planning and promoting enviro challenges and reporting back to the whole school. We see captains of sports teams encouraging and leading their team members. We hear children on the intercom teaching us to speak in their first languages. We see children sharing their cultural dances and songs on stage. We cross the busy roads safely due to our road patrollers guiding us across the road. We also notice the quiet leaders - the children who support others to make the right choices and empower others to be the best they can.
We know that leaders exist in all aspects of our lives, and can lead in many different ways. There are the obvious leaders who we all recognise, and we believe leaders also exist in schools, families, neighbourhoods and community groups.
We see enormous potential in all of our students and want to create another opportunity for our children to further grow into leaders. This initiative will recognise self-motivation, a “can-do” attitude, and with students seeing themselves as leaders. All Year 4, 5 and 6 students are invited to participate in the first year of this programme. This opportunity, while linked to aspects of the New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies is in no way compulsory. It is entirely optional to those who wish to take part.