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Lead with confidence and be great examples: Macomber

The student council of Nam­aka Public School in Nadi were reminded to lead with confidence and be great ex­amples. In addressing the 78 prefects and environment officers during the school
11 Feb 2018 11:00
Lead with confidence and be great examples: Macomber
R- L Head boy Apisai Koroi, head girl Amele Tuidraki, deputy head boy Abraham Raqona and deputy head girl Seini Raiwalui at the Namaka Public School prefects induction yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The student council of Nam­aka Public School in Nadi were reminded to lead with confidence and be great ex­amples.

In addressing the 78 prefects and environment officers during the school investiture programme, chief guest Annie Macomber, an active member of the school board and Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) did not mince her words.

She said: “Do not be scared of responsibility because you are young. Instead be confident in who you are and who you have been taught to be at home.

“Your teachers and school mates have put their faith in you to lead them so do not let them down by being scared. If this is your first time being a leader, re­member you are not alone. Your teachers and your family will always be your greatest support group so never hesitate to reach out to them for help if you ever need it.”

Mrs Macomber added that the students be a great example to the other students.

“Be that person that when a school mate looks at you, the first thing they say to themselves is – I want to be like him or I want to be like her.

“Ask yourself how do I achieve this? The answer is in the school motto – Deeds Not Words. Speak humbly and act responsibly.”

The students were also remind­ed to wear their badges proudly each day since they are not only representing the school but their very own family.

“Young leaders if there is any­thing that I want you to take away from today it is, for you to remind yourself that, ‘I am young, but I am an example’.”

Meanwhile, the school was es­tablished in 1962, this marks the 22 years since 1996 where the head prefects are democratically elected through the ballot box.

Headboy Apisai Koroi said, “School is not an infrastructure but it is practise for the future. Being the headboy is not about the position or a title but it’s about action and example which can make a difference.”

Headgirl Amele Tuidraki said, “I thank the teachers and stu­dents in voting for me to be the headgirl. I am excited by the challenge and cannot think of a more rewarding way to conclude my final year.”

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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