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Deaf Students' Leadership

24 Nov 2020

Recently, the Enrolled School ran a two-day leadership workshop in Auckland for 14 Deaf & Hard of Hearing students from Years 11+. At the start, they set three personal goals each for the 2 days relating to leadership and then learned what leadership is, from different presentations given by Ko Taku Reo staff. Activities were facilitated, they learnt about communication, teamwork, leadership styles. Afterwards, they reflected if they had achieved their 3 goals, some, or not at all. They also had their first overnight stay on Ruaumoko Marae. It was great to see the students having a fantastic learning experience. A big thank to all the staff involved, and to Sport Waitakere for their support. We plan to deliver these workshops again in future.

Some words from some students:

"I learnt a lot, I feel more confident now. I want more workshops like this!"
"Thank you guys for teaching us more deeply about leadership."
"We all need to learn to get new abilities and different kinds of leadership."

Deaf Students' Leadership