In preparation for the Manhigut program which sees every Year 5 student become a Primary School leader with their own leadership portfolio, the Year 4s participate in Yom Manhigut near the end of Term 4. On this day, there are a variety of fun activities aimed at preparing the Year 4 cohort for their leadership responsilites that will begin the following year.
This year, the students listened to talks by College leaders Karen Friede and Gary Velleman and also engaged in an introductory session with Jared Coony-Harvath (our Neuroscientist-in-residence). Jared will be back next year with more captivating sessions and will be part of our 2018 Primary Manhigut Program.
The Year 4 teachers, together with the Informal team, organised and ran activities that focused on Manhigut skills such as team building, responsibility, public speaking, event organisation and knowing your own strengths.
Following the activities, the students enjoyed a BBQ lunch and in the afternoon had a chance to socialise with friends, munch on a cookie and drink hot chocolate. Thank you to the Etgar students who prepared all the food and drink orders.
To end the day, the group came together for a very special Kabbalat Shabbat.
On Monday 11 December, at the final Primary assembly for 2017, the Year 4s will find out to which portfolio they will contribute in 2018.