Award for young leader
Inosh Andrew Ganas has big dreams to become a chef and an award has made him more determined to reach that goal.
The Year Six student from Wairere School was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Young Leadership Award.
The award, in partnership with Westpac, is given to students in Years 5 to 8 whose outstanding leadership uplifts their school community.
Inosh is the Kaimai team leader at school.
He says he was surprised by the accolade, and receiving it has only made him more determined house to keep striving for what he wants in the future.
‘‘It makes me want to work harder. I want to be a good chef.’’
He received the award in front of students and proud parents Jande and Aileen Ganas.
While the award is given for school accomplishments, Jande says he is a hard worker at home too.
He takes any opportunity to help in the kitchen and loves preparing meals, including breakfast and dinners.
‘‘We arrive home, he will have prepared some of the meal and he washes all the dishes every night,’’ Jande said of his youngest child.
‘‘He organises brother and sister.
‘‘Inside the house, he is the boss,’’ he laughed.
Jande says Inosh lends a hand on the dairy farm whenever he can.
‘‘He really thinks about what’s good for everyone. He is looking after us.
‘‘He is the most popular boy at school, everyone looks up to him. ‘‘We are very proud of him.’’ Jande says that while Inosh is definitely very comfortable in the kitchen, he excels in reading and maths too and loves school.
‘‘I don’t have to wake him up, he is always ready for school, ever since his first day.’’ his older
Wairere School student Inosh Andrew Ganas received the Sir Peter Blake award, pictured with proud parents Jande and Aileen.