What a day! This year’s Yom Manhigut was a day full of activities, excitement and fun. Yom Manhigut takes place once a year for the Year 4 students and is their introduction to Leadership. Next year, as Year 5s, they’ll be the leaders of the Primary School, with their own portfolios and responsibilities.
Yom Manhigut started with an important address by Head of Primary School, Karen Friede. Karen’s main message was “T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Achieves More”.
The Year 4 students then had the privilege of engaging in an introductory session with Jared Cooney-Harvath, Bialik’s Neuroscientist-in-residence. Jared’s activity, using special goggles that change our perspective, illustrated to the students that they have the power to change their mind set. Jared will be back next year with more captivating sessions and will be part of our 2019 Primary Manhigut Program. We can’t wait!
The Year 4 teachers, together with members of the Mazkirut, organized and ran activities that focused on Manhigut skills such as, team building, responsibility, public speaking, event organisation and knowing your own strengths.
In the afternoon, representatives of the current Manhigut presented their portfolios. This was followed by the Year 4 students selecting their preferred three portfolios that they would like to be responsible for next year. These three choices were not in any preferential order. The students will be allocated to one of their three choices.
The last address, which was delivered by Principal Jeremy Stowe-Lindner, focused on different styles of leadership and leadership skills.
No event is complete without yummy food! The whole Year 4 cohort enjoyed a BBQ lunch and in the afternoon had a chance to shmooze (socialise) with friends, munch on a cookie and drink hot chocolate.
The day ended with a Year 4 only Kabbalat Shabbat.
Now the students are waiting in anticipation to find out the portfolio to which they will contribute next year. All will be revealed on Monday 10 December at the final Primary Assembly.
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