I had a very heartwarming discussion with two of our head students today. The students are planning a day which they have called Young Leaders' Voice @ASHS where they are inviting head students from a group of Auckland schools to come and discuss issues that are important for them. Nicky Kaye will be the guest speaker. (Nicky is the new second Minister of Education in new Zealand.) We were discussing how the day would go and who would do the introductions etc etc. One of the students said "When we welcome everyone here we need to speak in Maori first " - I was quite taken aback - it is usually me who suggests that. Before I could answer the other student said "Yes we do , we need to show the other students that that is the way we do things around here."
How cool is that ! And yes it is the way we do things around here.