CLOSE ATTENTION: Students engage at the leadership workshop.
CLOSE ATTENTION: Students engage at the leadership workshop. Contributed

Leadership workshop inspires schoolkids

Leadership Workshop with Angela Travers

WHEN asked to define the term "leadership”, there will generally be a consensus of opinion on the qualities a person exhibits if they aspire to be a leader.

Last week, Year 6 pupils attended a Leadership Workshop facilitated by Angela Travers, the Toowoomba Catholic Schools education officer for faith and mission.

The pupils listed attributes such as being a good listener, an effective communicator, someone who puts others first, doing deeds for others without need of recognition, being responsible and respectful, and someone who is able to inspire those around them to be leaders themselves.

The focus of this day was to strengthen the children's understanding of what it means to be a leader in different contexts and, for them in particular, the context of being in their final year of primary school.

Some highlights of the day's activities included making prayer mandalas to help pupils be still and mindful at prayer time and reflecting on the leadership qualities demonstrated by Jesus.

At the annual awards night to be held later this year, those Year 6 children who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills will be recognised with the Donna Shannon Leadership Award.

Year 7 geography students hit streets

ANALYSE: Students working on their liveability assessment.
ANALYSE: Students working on their liveability assessment. Contributed

THE Year 7 geography students enjoyed a morning of perfect winter sunshine as they collected data to complete their Liveability assessment last Friday morning.

As part of this task, students developed a detailed set of criteria to compare the liveability of two different streets in Stanthorpe and collected primary data within each of these criteria.

The students will now analyse this data back in the classroom, as well as reflecting upon their own perceptions of what makes a place liveable.

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