Menzies College encourages students to take on leadership roles at all levels of the school. These are more obvious at senior levels where selection for Head Students, Board of Trustee Representative and House Leaders are highly sought appointments. Other students take on roles as Peer Support Leaders, or the whanau group representative on the Sports, School Community or Arts and Culture committees. Attending a smaller school means there are numerous leadership possibilities for those students who wish to become involved and training is targeted at developing these skills. Involvement as a leader fosters the strong, supportive interactions that are evident between our younger and older students.
Menzies College is lucky enough to be involved with the Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award. The Award is run within the school with the help of teaching staff and locals within our comuminity.
The Duke of Ed programme is a leadership sceme that helps create strong and independant young adults by creating opportunities for our students to learn a new skill (or develop an existing one), get physically active, give service to their communities, and take part in an adventure, the Award challenges young people to leave their comfort zones because that's when the good stuff happens and life long memories are made. They build self-confidence and greater resilience, helping to set them up for success in today's uncertain world, where they face more challenges than ever.
Open to anyone between the ages of 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability, young people design their own Award programmes, set their own goals and record their own progress. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve.
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is the world's leading youth achievement award. Proven to help with job and study prospects, it has transformed the lives of millions of young people since it first began in 1962.
For more information visit the DOEHA website at https://dofehillary.org.nz/about+the+award?src=nav