Over the 1st to 3rd of March, Galston High School’s student leaders attended a leadership camp at Vision Valley.

Over sixty students, comprised of the four leadership teams within the school (prefects, Student Representative Council, house leaders and student librarians) attended. The purpose of the camp was to assist students in building leadership skills, planning for the year ahead and developing cooperation between the leadership teams.

Activities included traditional leadership skills such as public speaking drills, group challenges and leadership workshops along with physical challenges and group exercises including abseiling, flying fox and game nights.Overall, the camp was really enjoyable and it helped every student learn new skills and gain confidence. Vision Valley supplied delicious food and accommodation and the organising teachers made it great fun.

Every student would have taken something away from the camp. I know I learnt more about the people at my school, I made new friends, I gained house spirit and I learnt how to be confident in my opinion and to speak up more often. The camp was full of great experiences and lessons and, as students, we are grateful to be a part of the leaders of our school and to be given an opportunity like this.

ROBBIE FLIES HIGH

Year 11 Galston High School student Robbie Cullen recently represented Cherrybrook Little Athletics Club at the NSW Little Athletics State Combined Event held in Tamworth. Over two days of competition, Robbie competed in discus, long jump, javelin, high jump, hurdles, 100m and 800m. He equalled his best performance in high jump clearing 1.95m, and threw a personal best in the javelin with 48.63m.

At the end of Day 2 competition, Robbie finished with a solid performance winning the silver medal.