Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down (Simon and Garfunkel)

Photo by Hazel Clifton on Unsplash

The final day of the-Term-that-wouldn't-end was all about celebrating the talent within our school. We were given some options to choose from by the powers that be. We went with whole school chalk drawing and a bridge construction activity for senior students.

In cold and wet conditions we bravely forged ahead with these activities.

The actual end product wasn't really the point, even though there were House points up for grabs. It was more the way Houses got themselves organised and how teams within those Houses worked together.

For the bridge one, each team had two pallets, two saws, two hammers and a bag of nails. They had 30 minutes to construct their bridge to span a 2 metre gap.

Watching this unfold was an education!

One thing I noticed was how the three House teams reflected their student leaders and their individual styles of leadership.

It often takes standing back and observing to notice those things. 

In the same way, each of our campuses within OneSchool Global New Zealand must also, I guess, take on the personalities and leadership styles of their leaders.


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