City of Casey Student Leaders Reception for 2017

On Thursday, the 17th of March, we (the four school captains- Cassy, Hunter, Emma, and Genevieve), along with Mrs. Henwood and Mr. Jordan, attended the City of Casey Student Leaders Reception for 2017 as representatives of Berwick Chase Primary School. It was held at the Cranbourne Racing Centre.

This was a very unique opportunity for us, as not every student had the chance to take a ride into Cranbourne and listen to inspirational people speak. The ride there was very fun, as I got to mingle and have a laugh with the other captains. Once we arrived, we were

On Thursday, the 17th of March, we (the four school captains- Cassy, Hunter, Emma, and Genevieve), along with Mrs. Henwood and Mr. Jordan, attended the City of Casey Student Leaders Reception for 2017 as representatives of Berwick Chase Primary School. It was held at the Cranbourne Racing Centre.

This was a very unique opportunity for us, as not every student had the chance to take a ride into Cranbourne and listen to inspirational people speak. The ride there was very fun, as we got to mingle and have a laugh with the other captains. Once we arrived, we were given a folder including pencils, highlighters and booklets for the presentation, and a thoroughly enjoying variety of light refreshments. Lots of people must have taken a liking to the party pies because they were soon all gone!

We also had a pleasant surprise meeting one of our ex-teachers from Berwick Chase, Ms Forester, who had come to the Student Leaders Reception with the school leaders of her new school. Once we had eaten and drank our fill, we made our way to the seats where the presentation began.

Upon being seated, we listened to a number of inspirational speeches, including from Kate Austin (Australian Citizen of 2017 and founder of Pinchapoo), Cr Damien Rosario (the Deputy Mayor) and many more. The presentations helped us learn many ways to develop and expand our leadership skills. We learnt that being a leader is so much more than a title or a badge, and to stand for what YOU think is right- Don’t be a follower, be a leader.

After the Seminar had ended, the four of us were given the opportunity to take a photo with Kate Austin, the Deputy Mayor and Alyssa Weston.

Overall, it was a great privilege for us to have attended and we all commented that we had benefited immensely from attending this event. We have lots of great ideas from this event which we hope to implement and use in our school.

By Cassy, Genevieve and Hunter                                            Student leaders 1

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