Stu­dent shares val­ues

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - LUKE KIRKEBY

The at­ti­tude of Co­rado Stainton-na­mana has seen him named the lat­est Graeme Din­gle Foun­da­tion’s Kiwi Can Cham­pion in Toko­roa.

Once a week Co­rado and his fel­low stu­dents at David Henry Pri­mary School take part in the Kiwi Can pro­gramme with lead­ers teach­ing stu­dents val­ues through real life sit­u­a­tions based on pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships, in­tegrity, re­silience, and re­spect. Stu­dents are then en­cour­aged to re­flect on who they are and how they can show the val­ues.

Four times a year teach­ers at par­tic­i­pat­ing schools then choose one stu­dent from each class who has best demon­strated the val­ues and a panel of judges de­ter­mines an over­all cham­pion.

David Henry Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Fiona Gott said Co­rado was a de­serv­ing win­ner.

‘‘Co­rado is a well man­nered and con­sid­er­ate young boy who is po­lite to oth­ers and also looks out for younger stu­dents,’’ she said.

Gott said he had come a long way since tak­ing part in the pro­gramme.

‘‘He pre­vi­ously had some dif­fi­culty with im­pulse con­trol but he now takes on a role of ‘big brother’ demon­strat­ing do­ing the right thing with­out a fuss and ac­tively role mod­els pos­i­tive re­la­tion­ships,’’ she said.

Co­rado was pre­sented with a prize pack, cer­tifi­cate, badge, and a $50 book voucher to spend on Fish­pond.co.nz.

PHOTO: LUKE KIRKEBY/ FAIR­FAX NZ

Kiwi Can Cham­pion Co­rado Stainton-na­mana.

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