On Friday 6 April, students from ten high schools around Franklin, North Waikato and South Auckland met at Franklin: The Centre to discuss how best they can leave a positive influence on their schools.
The day was hosted by Pukekohe High School’s head students who said it was a great opportunity to get to know the other head students and what is important to them and their schools.
“It’s an opportunity to meet people from other schools and share the vision for our schools,” said one of Pukekohe High School’s head boys Shey Eva. “We get to learn and get to know each other,” he said.
There were icebreakers, games and question and answer times where there was discussion on leadership, school wide initiatives, issues they face and general networking.
Waiuku College head boy James Hanna-Batty said it was great to see what was happening in all of the schools around the area.
“It’s interesting to see how different schools are run.
“We have lots of ideas to take back.”
Waiuku College Head Girl Peta Butler said, “We can get involved in different things, they can get involved with us.”
Schools that attended included Waiuku College, Tuakau College, Onewhero Area School, Pukekohe Christian School, ACG Strathallan, Te Kauwhata College, Rosehill College, Papakura High School and James Cook High School.
They were all impressed with the day.
“It’s been awesome,” said Tuakau College head student Moses Maea, “Pretty fun too.”