Developing Our Young Leaders
Leadership development in Year 5 and 6 is an important focus for us and we actively seek to grow our young leaders. Naturally they are the leaders of our school as role models to our younger students and we have high expectations of them to support us in upholding the standards and values of Meadowbank School. But we also know that our young leader’s leadership attributes require coaching and development.
At Meadowbank our leadership model is based around ‘Nests’ which each have a focus area – Enviro, Manaaki, House, Sports and Cultural. These Nests are led by our Year 5 and 6 teachers that meet fortnightly on Monday lunchtimes to develop leadership attributes and, as a Nest, work towards shared goals.
Leadership isn’t just in the form of these Nests, but also in being a Librarian, Road Patroller, wet day monitor and a myriad of other opportunities across the school to school to show initiative and influence.