Over the school holidays Jaedon Bates (Year 13, School) represented the College at the World Vision Conference for Young Leaders, a four-day national leadership camp held at the World Vision Head Offices in Remuera, Auckland.
To receive this invitation Jaedon was nominated by our Senior Chaplain Reverend Warren Watson after the College was awarded the World Vision Sanitarium Scholarship for last year’s 40-hour Famine event.
“Jaedon was chosen for his passion, enthusiasm and excellent contribution he made to the 40-Hour Famine,” says Reverend Warren Watson.
This year, six Year 13 boys and 21 Year 13 girls from schools nationwide attended the all-expenses paid World Vision Conference, which has been running since 1983.
“The aim of the camp is to educate, inspire and equip us as leaders for our school,” says Jaedon.
“The opportunity to represent the College has truly been an eye opener for me. World Vision placed an emphasis on issues that were occurring in our world now, such as oppression, poverty and injustice, while starting off with issues in our own nation, such as unemployment and environmental issues,” says Jaedon.
Jaedon is starting off Term 1 full of energy and says he is now most appreciative of his new understanding of different perspectives, allowing him to put a great emphasis on how important it is to lead from the heart.
“I’m looking forward to working alongside the senior sacristans of the College on a range of different and exciting projects,” says Jaedon.