The roles and responsibilities I have come to experience through my position as the Student Representative of Botany Downs Secondary College have been very beneficial in my development as an individual.
Part of such development occurred when I attended a workshop hosted by the New Zealand School Trustees Association, where I learned about the duties of the role and gained a stronger understanding of the school system. It was interesting and inspiring to be part of a program, but overall it was comforting to know that there were others like me and I was not the only one being thrown into the unknown.
During the monthly meetings of the board, I often felt overpowered by the sheer passion that each board member brings for the well-being of the school. It is truly astounding to not only watch but also be a part of the ongoing discussions made in the boardroom.
I feel as if the sacrifice of the numerous hours that each individual board member puts into the planning and execution of activities go unnoticed and are unappreciated by the student body, however, I would like to personally thank the board for these actions.
I would like to thank everyone at the school who gave me the opportunity to be a board member. I would also like to give my sincerest appreciation to those on the board; you have made me proud to be a student of BDSC and given me a newfound respect for the “behind-the-scenes” workings of our school.