Ellenbrook Christian College has been hosting an Interschool Leadership High Tea for the past six years. The schools in attendance at this year's High Tea included Ellenbrook Secondary College, Guildford Grammar School, Holy Cross College, Swan Christian College, Swan Valley Anglican Community School, La Salle College, Mundaring Christian College and Southern Hills Christian College.
The topic for this year’s event was ‘Chain Reaction’ and a representative from each school presented on the topic. It was an occasion for the leaders from each school to learn from one another about how we can be the chain reaction for our peers as well as gather ideas to improve our school. Ellenbrook Christian College was proud of our head boy Lewis, who challenged each student to not only be positive change agents for the college, but the local community, the nation and globally.
The keynote speaker at this year's event was Mrs Patricia Lavater, the Executive Director of the Esther Foundation. The Esther Foundation is a womens residential heath, development and leadership program based in South Perth which aims to provide support to young women to help them overcome life controlling struggles and issues in a safe and supportive environment. It was incredibly inspiring to learn that Mrs Lavater began her leadership as a secondary student.
Sitting on a table with student leaders from a neighbouring school was a great opportunity to learn more about the local schools, share ideas with other student leaders and learn from one another. As a leader, it has encouraged me to seek different and unique approaches to communicating with my fellow students and to create ways in which my peers will be able to reach their full potentional and become the 'change reaction' in their school.
Jasmine | Year 12