The Leadership in Action programme (LIA) is aimed at the Grade 11 students. The students are elected on to the LIA committee which is co-ordinated by an Executive committee. The students are divided up into groups and each of these groups is responsible for organising various events throughout the year. All the funds raised from these events is accumulated and spent on specific projects identified within the school.
Examples of the events organised are Carnival Day, Golf Days, Ms Elegance/Pizazz/Mr Bryanston, Valentine’s Day, Talent Shows, Movie Nights, Spring Ball and many more.
This programme is an integral part of our leadership development programme and it helps to give our students experience in taking responsibility for and managing an event. It teaches important skills like, planning, budgeting, managing people, managing finances as well as working with deadlines.
This programme helps to identify the future leaders of the school. When the Grade 11’s vote for Councillors for their matric year they have some experience on which students will be good leaders.
Carnival day was held on the 23rd March. The Leadership in Action and the grade 8s worked extremely hard in preparing for the Carnival Day. Each grade 8 class was allocated a country and with the help of dedicated moms and the LIA they made food, prepared a dance and dressed up according to their country. The day was a cold, rainy day but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the grade 8s and LIA members.
The classes were judged on the dance, outfits, stall décor, food and the amount of money raised. The overall results were: 3RD place 8A Jamaica, 2nd place 8B South Africa and in 1st place 8D India. A record amount of R33 000.00 was raised and this money will be used to upgrade facilities in the school.
A huge thanks to the moms that kindly assisted the classes. You are all superstars. Well done to all grade 8s and The LIA on an extremely successful event.