Welcome speech for annual day
Every morning when I put on my Head Girl badge, I am reminded of the responsibility, challenges and leadership I entail. Although Yr 12 is often described as hectic, for me it has been a year of great discoveries. Where I have learnt from positive and negative experiences, learnt about myself and my peers, and gained the acquired knowledge I will need to carry on for the beginning of my adult life. When I think of the Student Council team this year, I see a group of passionate young adults who can work together in making positive changes throughout the school.
Their strength, enthusiasm and positivity has been refreshing and assisted us through the years’ hurdles. My experiences at Leeming Senior High School have shaped me into the Year 12 Student I am today and I thank the teachers, students and school for all they have contributed. “Ability is nothing without opportunity’ I have been given countless opportunities to enhance my leadership skills and workshop my passion for drama. I have attended various leadership camps such as the Sir Charles Court
Leaders Program in 2009 and the Amanda Young Leaders Eco-Summit in 2010. Both these camps not only taught me how to develop my leadership qualities but also bring these skills out into the community, and especially our school. My involvement in the annual school productions, ‘Summer of the Aliens’ in 2009, ‘Ziggy’s Bar – A Cabaret’ in 2010 and this year’s ‘A Dream Deferred’; can be characterised by the words: magical, emotional and at times, life changing. IVe come to believe the truth is the most valuable gift you can share with other people.
Who you are and what you do is priceless. Sharing my experiences and leadership with the rest of LSHS, the class of 2011 and eventually the rest of the world, has and is one of my goals. My stories. My truths. So that we may all come to understand each other a little better. So that we may all find our own definition of what it means to be successful. So that our generation will be prepared to lead. I leave you with one last quote from Nelson Mandela, “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation. ”