Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead met with local school leaders and principals on June 9 for the annual Myall Lakes School Leaders Breakfast.
Captains, vice captains, student representative council co-ordinators and school principals from St Clare’s High School, Chatham High School, Taree High School, Taree Christian College, Manning Valley Anglican College, Wingham High School and Bulahdelah Central School enjoyed breakfast at the Taree Railway Institute Bowling Club that was hosted by Mr Bromhead.
Mr Bromhead said the breakfast presented an opportunity to discuss leadership with the students.
“It provides an excellent opportunity to meet our young leaders. I want to meet face to face and find out the issues that are concerning our young people,”
“I always find it inspiring to talk to young people and listen to what they have to say. You can be assured they always have some wonderful stories.
“If in some way I can encourage them in their leadership roles then that’s fantastic. We need our young people to stand up and be ready to be the leaders of the future,” Mr Bromhead said.
Mr Bromhead spoke about his own background in leadership and encouraged the students to continue their roles outside the school community.
“It’s great to see all these students put their hand up and take on important roles within their schools but it’s important that they continue that past their schooling years.
“Community organisations such as Lions, Rotary, Toastmasters and so on, provide further opportunities for students to hone their leadership skills.
'It was a thrill to meet this year’s leaders. Our school communities will thrive on the fresh approach that they all bring.
“It’s important we nurture and support our future leaders and give them the backing they need to flourish,” Mr Bromhead said.