Leadership skills honed on school trip
East Pilbara students jetted on an interstate trip to the Eastern States to develop their leadership skills recently.
Eight Year 11 students and two teachers from Newman Senior High School made the trip to Melbourne and Canberra earlier this month, and included a guided tour of WA Parliament with Member for Pilbara Kevin Michel.
Newman SHS principal Carolyn Cook said the eight-day trip was sponsored by former head boy of the school and partner, James and Meredith McClements.
“As part of their leadership experience, students have met with mentors in their chosen career pathway, including computer programming, electrical trades, medical pathways, policing and photography,” she said.
“Students were inspired and motivated by the generosity of their mentors as well as the practical advice they offered.
“A workshop with a recruitment specialist helped students consider ways they could ensure they can be work ready and competitive.
“The students left Newman excited about meeting with deputy vice-chancellor of UWA David Sadler, who spoke about his leadership journey to UWA, and a lunch at Parliament House with Mr Kevin Michel, Member for Pilbara.”
Students also visited Parliament House in Canberra, and the Australian War Memorial during the the trip.
“It was a privilege to have the Newman Senior High School principal, Ms Carolyn Cook, teachers Ms Courtney Moynes and Mr Andrew Banda, along with eight Year 10 students come to Parliament for lunch and a tour,” Mr Michel said.
“I want to thank McClements Foundation for the wonderful work they do and giving these kids an opportunity to develop leadership skills . . . it was wonderful to meet these kids from my electorate and I wish them all the best.”