Posted by Mr Matthew Williams
on 7 December 2020
This year St Michael's College Adelaide were fortunate to run the Lasallian Workshop for the College leaders elect at the Grange Surf Lifesaving Club. The day was facilitated by Mr Peter Curran, and featured a number of guest speakers. To begin the day, we focused on different types of leadership styles and what it means to work as a leader in a Lasallian school. We also discussed the different ways in which we need to be good at listening and adapt to different leading styles through a range of discussions and activities.
A highlight of the day was when the students were placed in random groups of four, and asked to build the highest structure they could, in a stipulated time with skewers and marshmallows. We were also fortunate to have four Old Scholars attend the day for one of the sessions to run through their experiences as leaders during their time as students in our community.
The participants also had the opportunity to have an open-dialogue session with Principal, Mr John Foley. They discussed ideas they deemed to be important, with a focus on the SMC Mission and Vision and Strategic Priorities from 2019 and beyond. We look forward to our next leaders elect day in late November, when we will outline the leadership plan for 2021, and elect the Captains and Vice Captains for next year.