The right skills can make all the difference when a child first takes on a leadership role in their school or community.
The creatively presented ‘Looking2Lead’ programmes are designed for young people who are beginning to show leadership potential and who may already have started to take on responsibilities in their schools.
What & when
‘Action with Attitude’
Years 5 & 6, 3-hour session
recognise characteristics of effective leaders.
develop an understanding of different personalities.
talk with an inspiring leader.
learn and lead team games.
Years 7 & 8, 4-hour session
develop the skills to manage conflict with peer mediation.
identify key personality types and how best to work with them.
utilise resource ideas and knowledge to lead team activities.
gain another perspective of leadership from an elite role model.
Both programmes focus on developing students’ key competencies as identified in the New Zealand Curriculum (2007).
"Thank you so much for the great leadership course you ran this year with our David Street School Leaders. It fits perfectly with our mission statement of 'Together we will empower ourselves for life long learning'. The skills and ideas introduced to the children were at their level and they felt 'inspired'. They talked about it for weeks after the course and many of the parents have told me how much the children enjoyed it. They have taken the leadership skills back to class where many have taught their class games, and have taken part in planning and running a sporting event for local schools.”
Julie Larsen, DAVID STREET PRIMARY SCHOOL