Award for young leader

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - REXINE HAWES

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

REXINE HAWES

Wairere School stu­dent Inosh An­drew Ganas re­ceived the Sir Pe­ter Blake award, pic­tured with proud par­ents Jande and Aileen.

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