With a substantial increase in applications, the calibre was particularly high, but Head Boy Samuel Milne has been chosen to join a select number of Year 12 and Year 13 students on the Next Generation Leaders Programme, which is in its fifth consecutive year.
The Programme is made up of three stages, in which the students will have the opportunity to meet some of New Zealand's most influential leaders and connect with people outside their community.
Centred around the students, the Programme is a platform for each participant to learn from others and develop as a leader, whilst gaining insight into the corporate world.
Stage One, Inspire Me, held on Friday, 18 March, features an all-day event in Auckland which will be filled with motivational and action-oriented activities, along with a line-up of impressive speakers.
Stage Two, Careers Day, held on Friday, 10 June, will have a strong focus on understanding career opportunities and skills required to succeed in any chosen field. Based on the participants' interests and passions, the students will visit and meet with Fuji Xerox's business partners to learn about their day-to-day operations.
Stage Three, Purposeful Acts of Leadership Projects and Graduation, held on Friday, 14 October, will be a two-part event featuring Purposeful Acts of Leadership project presentations and a Graduation Ceremony.
During the course of the Programme, each student will work on a Purposeful Acts of Leadership project that encourages them to think of ways they can engage others and to create positive changes within their own schools, as ultimately, these projects will deliver value to each school involved in the Programme.
Well done Samuel on this fantastic achievement. We hope you thoroughly enjoy being involved in this Programme throughout the year.