- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) - http://www.hpedsb.on.ca -

Student leadership symposium for elementary and secondary at Quinte SS, Tues., April 30

Event Goal

The Quinte Secondary School goal for this event is that the experience will have a lasting and measurable effect on students and our communities by accomplishing the following:

  1. Develop and enhance individual students’ basic leadership skills.
  2. Assist students in defining what leadership is and what the role of a student leader is in their school.
  3. Engage students in meaningful discussions grounded in the various components of leadership, respect and what it means to be a leader.
  4. Recognize that there are different types of leaders, everyone can make a change.
  5. Teach students to understand and accept each others’ differences.
  6. Encourage students to understand that their actions have consequences.
  7. Gain knowledge so that social media sites can be used to communicate in a positive way.
  8. Be kind!

Quinte Secondary School is abuzz with positive energy today, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Students and staff are hosting a day-long, action-oriented event about student engagement and leadership.

Called the Be Kind to Others Leadership Symposium, this event involves Quinte students and Grade 7 students from feeder schools: Harmony Public School, Park Dale School, Prince of Wales Public School and Tyendinaga Public School.

Link to more information about this event http://qssymposium.wikispaces.com/home [1]

The day involves guest speakers and workshop presenters from local and national organizations who are devoted to helping students make a difference in their lives, communities and at school. Students will receive handouts, meet other dynamic people like themselves, create lasting ideas, develop activities and use tools to enhance their own home school programs.

Topics to promote kindness and leadership development include bullying prevention, personal responsibility, positive self-awareness and leadership, all tied to helping students understand the benefits of strong relationships.

Keynote speakers and workshop presenters

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]