The two action-packed days were run by Gary Carr, and  involved various tasks that focused on the development of leadership skills. 
 Our student leaders (class councillors and whānau captains)  participated in a fun-filled two-day leadership camp on 31 May and the 1 June. The aim of the camp was to further develop their leadership skills through teamwork, problem solving and challenging collaborative tasks. This came through clearly in their master chef creations, made on a budget and within a limited timeframe. We were blown away by their signature dishes they presented to us and the sheer pride on their faces was priceless, as we sampled their creative meals.

There was a big focus on how to be an effective leader, the leadership styles, as well as knowing when to lead and when to follow. Their teamwork skills were put to the test, as they had to navigate their way from Henderson back to the base in East Tamaki during their “amazing race.” We could not have asked for more beautiful weather as the children were able to complete all their tasks.

Unfortunately, we did not have a weekend to recover so we were all back at school the next day. To say we were all exhausted was an understatement but that was quickly forgotten when we received positive comments from children saying “it was the best day ever.” I would like to acknowledge Gary Carr who did an excellent job in facilitating our leadership camp for 2021.