As part of our inquiry learning this term, Pohutukawa explored the roles and responsibilities of leaders, and the attributes of a good leader. They then scripted plays from incidents in New Zealand's history where people showed leadership. These plays were crafted to illustrate the roles, responsibilities and attributes of leaders. We also had a lot of fun performing them.
Emma-Rose, Molly and Jemma learnt that Kate showed moral courage, integrity and motivation, to win the vote for women.
Yasmin, Rusty and Zak, learnt that Edmund Hillary showed physical courage, consideration for safety of his crew and knowledge freezing conditions to lead his team to the Antarctica.
Daniel, Jordan and Pounamu learnt that John Minto showed physical and moral courage, and public speaking skills to lead protests against the Apartheid during the 1981 Springbok Tour.
Tayla, Ruby, Renee and Amber, learnt that Captain Robertson showed consideration for the safety of his passengers, decisiveness and knowledge during the Wahine disaster.
Lachlan and Blake learnt that Lieutenant Moana Ngarimu showed knowledge and physical courage for the Battle of Point 209, where he won the Victoria Cross.
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