Page 33

88453 Aloysiad 2012_ds

Leadership Day 2011 Lby few.eadership is a trait claimed by many, but understood Whilst typically associated with power, profit and excess; the Halogen Foundation’s Leadership Day affirmed that leadership is founded upon communication, tolerance, understanding and justice. The Leadership Day started with a speech by one of the prefects in the Senior School explaining the qualities of being a leader and its associated responsibilities. His speech inspired us by reinforcing that leadership is first and foremost about responsibility and accountability, as well as Year 3 and 4 Boys enjoy the sack race. hard work and a willingness to go beyond what is expected of the ordinary person. The Treasure Hunt which we all did together in our The day then continued with speeches from the Year colour groups. 12 Prefects who had some motivating testimonies that At the end of the day we were all tired but happy as focused on interpersonal communication. Their stories we had a lot of FCF! taught us about the dangers of stereotypes and about the On the 2nd day of the Getaway we arrived at school masks persons wear to cover their true identity. A prefect and unfortunately we couldn’t go to Clifton Gardens showed us a tiny part of the movie Shrek where the donkey because of all the rain. Luckily we were able to book the overlooks the stereotype of an ogre and gruff, and instead pool and Dalton Hall. makes friends with Shrek. The film was very telling. We Because of all the rain we couldn’t do some of our learned that we don’t need to hide behind a mask in order activities, so we did other things instead like basketball in to be liked. If you show your true identity people will like Dalton Hall and water polo in the pool. you just the way you are. We did manage to do the Super Challenge. There were Later in the day we were divided into groups of fifteen three different challenges which we had to complete in our with a prefect. We did all sorts of activities that taught us colour groups. The first challenge was a three legged race to co-operate and to work as a team. The exercises also where they counted how many laps we could do around taught us to express the gifts we have. Overall, the day was the cones. The second challenge was a relay where we excellent and everyone learned much about the true nature ran with a ball in a cup and had to pass it on to our team of leadership. mate. The third challenge involved us standing in a line with Henry Bruce (Year 6, 2011) our hands on each other’s shoulders and passing a bucket along the line. The Super Challenge was a lot of fun and Year 3 and 4 Getaway at Clifton we had to work together as a team. Gardens Year 3 and 4 had a great 2 days of Fun, Co-operation OGetaway. The day was bright and sunny and we Thomas Smelt (Year 4.1)and Friends on our Getaway. Thanks to all the teachers andthe mums and dads who helped!n Monday morning Year 3 and 4 got on thebuses at school to go to Clifton Gardens for our were all looking forward to a day of FCF (Fun, Co-operation and Friends). Once we arrived at Clifton Gardens we were sorted into our groups – Purple, Blue, Green, Brown and Red. After listening to Mrs Rogan explain the day to us, we then went off to our first activity. Every group did a different activity and at the end of the 2 days each group would have done them all. Some of the activities included: Three Person Potato Sack; Cooperative Circles and Caterpillar; Three/Nine Legged Race; Making Juggling Balls and; Year 3 and 4 Boys having fun. St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 33


88453 Aloysiad 2012_ds
To see the actual publication please follow the link above