Being leaders in St. George’s School, great opportunities are offered to us to hone various skills such as confidence, teamwork and the commitment to serve others rather than to be served.
In order to provide meaningful experience, the school organised a leadership training on the 27th of August 2022 for leaders and students with the potential and desire to collaborate with the school in making sure that the school values and ethos are inculcated into the minds of the student body, their fellow St. Georgians.
The first half of the training was held at Muara Beach, where the students were assigned into groups to carry out ice-breaking and team building activities. A few icebreakers played were Head-Shoulder-Knees and Shoe, the Whisper Challenge, Ping-Pong Move Along and Sandcastle Building. The leaders learnt the importance of working together to achieve goals and to understand each other.
The second half of the training was held in school itself. Our ever-supportive Principal, Mr. Janidi Jingan gave us an inspiring speech about the qualities of a leader as well as the importance of understanding that with great power comes great responsibilities. Also present were our encouraging Students Affairs Officers, Cikgu Apiza and Mr. Eugene along with Ms. Evelyn and Mr. Zul.
We believe that all that we have learnt from the training will not only help us to be effective leaders of the school, but also to be responsible citizens and truly, assets of our own countries since we, the leaders, come from diverse cultural backgrounds and are of different nationalities.
What we have also now come to understand is that leadership is never a finished product, but rather, it is an ongoing process that needs continuous nurture and refinement. As student leaders, we are thankful that St. George’s School could grant us such an opportunity to further ourselves.