This morning our principal Mrs Montgomery came and spoke to the grade 5s about being a leader. She explained to us how she became a leader and what it takes to become one.
Honesty: When you are a leader, you always have to be honest with everyone, no matter what happens.
Listening: When you are a leader, listening is one of the most important qualities to have. You have to listen to people’s opinions and listen to help your school.
Trust: When you’re a leader, you have to trust the other leaders that they will do the right thing to help the school.
Strong: When you are a leader, you have to stay strong during hard times. It builds your confidence too. You have to be mentally strong, not necessarily physically.
Humour: When you’re a leader, it is important to still have a laugh about things. This makes the job more exciting and fun.
Focus: When your are a leader, you have to focus on what’s important and what other people want. You have to remember, your making the school better by choosing the most important things.
Teamwork: I think Teamwork is the most important skill to have when you’re a leader because you are going to be working with a whole bunch of different people so you need to know how to work together. I was in the JSC when I was in grade 3 and I had to work together with lots of people, mostly in the higher year levels.
I am really hoping to get a leadership role next year in grade 6, but even if I don’t I will still help to make the school a better place!