Last Thursday was a tremendous occasion for the school as we commissioned our Year 6 leaders for 2018. All students will be challenged with numerous leadership opportunities throughout the year and I have been very impressed with the way they have conducted themselves so far this year.
A great initiative that will commence in Term 2 will be our “Leading Leaders” program with older students from both St Mary’s College and St Edmunds College. The program will run after school on a Wednesday afternoon and provide support for our School Captains as they take up their leadership responsibilities in our Learning, Pastoral, Sport and Environmental Ministries for 2018. We believe this will provide significant support to our captains in developing their leadership styles and create great opportunities for our community in these areas.
Another initiative with St Mary’s and St Edmunds will be our “Leading Learners” program which will also begin in Term 2 and is available to all students from Year 2 – Year 6. The Leading Learners program will provide support for students on a Wednesday afternoon in homework tasks and assignments and also prioritise the skill of reading during this time. More information will follow in the coming weeks but I would like to thank both Mr Diarmuid O’Riordan (Principal St Edmunds College) and Mrs Judith Finan (Principal St Mary’s College) and their staff for helping create these opportunities for the students of Immaculate Heart.