This year I was given the opportunity to be the Student Representative of the Board of Trustees and to see how the school functions behind the scenes. I caught a glimpse of the hard work our Board puts into the governance of the school to make sure students benefit the most from their time here.
As the Student Representative, I attended development workshops to help grow my abilities as a member of the Board. Among them, I felt the most helpful was the three-day training programme facilitated by NZSTA to learn about the systems in place, with other Student Trustees around the country.
In the monthly meetings, discussions were held about finding solutions to issues that arise and what actions could be taken. During this time, I realised how hard the people on the Board work to ensure things go smoothly for us as students.
I would like to thank Botany Downs Secondary College for offering me such a wonderful opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the school and for all the effort that may have gone unappreciated through the years. Your efforts provide us with a fantastic learning environment to best develop our potential as more than just learners.