Student shares values
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.
Kiwi Can Champion Corado Stainton-namana.