On Friday 9 March 2018 Mrs Pontillo and I had the great pleasure of accompanying our sixteen student leaders to the National Young Leaders Day at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The students had a wonderful day listening to four motivating and inspiring speakers who shared their wisdom and knowledge about leadership. I have included their main messages below:
Speaker and Mentor
Dr Fiona Wood
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction
West Coast Premiership Player
The students engaged in all of the activities and took copious notes. Some of their ‘take home’ messages were:
We had to get to school at 7.30am so we could leave at 7.45am. After 45 minutes of traveling in the bus we arrived at 8.30am. When we got inside there were lots of people and then came up John Coutis, he was really funny but unfortunately he had his legs amputated. He was my favourite.
Then it was first break and there was a silent disco and people getting signatures from John. It was quarter past 11 already and we had more disco fun.
Then came up Dr Fiona Wood, she was the person who invented spray on skin for burns. After that Andrew Embley came on to the stage in front of hundreds of schools. He is famous for being the West Coast Eagles Vice Captain from years 2004-2007. After he finished it was finally the second break after sitting down and taking notes for two hours.
Last but not least there was Rick Ardon, he was and still is a news presenter and reporter for Channel 7 News.
After a brilliant day of fun we went back to school on a little 24 seater bus. - Blake
Congratulations to the student leaders on their engagement and behaviour on the day. We can’t wait to see what fantastic work you do this year for Phoenix PS.