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Leaders Assembly

Laura-Jean Peawini —

On Wednesday 8th February, we held our first full school assembly since 2021.

In 2021 we introduced inviting our prefects' parents and loved ones to come in and place leadership badges on their tamaiti as a sign of support and aroha. Unfortunately last year due to Covid we were unable to have this take place so this year we have continued what we hope will be a new and lasting tradition to celebrate our young people in front of the whole school.

Rangatiratanga (leadership) is one of our four school values. At Christchurch Girls’ High School / Te Kura o Hine Waiora, we want students and staff to stand tall and proud, to have the courage and strength of character to do what is right, to face challenges and change with confidence. Mana should be demonstrated in all our relationships, both between and within our staff and students. All students can show leadership, particularly in treating others with care (aroha) and respect (manaakitanga), and stepping up when they see or hear poor treatment of others.

Congratulations to our school prefects who received badges and to their whānau. We wish Bethany Crossan (Head Student) and her team the best for their leadership this year and with the changes they want to introduce and the challenges they wish to tackle.

Please remember however that all of our students can be leaders. They do not need a badge to lead, and can lead in many ways, big or small, each and every day. Our students just need to have the courage, the belief in themselves and the desire to help others to begin this pathway, and with all our support this can happen.