Students Challenged To Move On From the Past

Stephen Covey once said, “It’s not what’s happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it’s your decisions about what things mean to you, and what you’re going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.”

Today, Year 11. 5 students listened to a talk from Conor McLaughlin, a young entrepreneur in the field of technology, a strong advocate for social justice and a believer in the power of education and mentoring in creating positive social change. He is the co-founder and Head of Partnerships at Alpha Motivation, a youth organisation ‘By Young People, For Young People,’ that runs self–development programs for students in Western Australia.

Conor encouraged us to make the shift Covey challenges us to.  That is, moving on from our past performance in our academic studies and learning from the experience of Year 11, not becoming overwhelmed with our current adjustment to Year 12 academic demands. More importantly, we need to focus on how we might reflect on all this learning and growing, and with tenacity, meet our final year in secondary school with confidence.

Isi Ogwu, Academic Captain

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