Wednesday May 4, 2016
Tanya Davies MP, State Member for Mulgoa, was thrilled by the success of the 2016 Mulgoa Senior School Leadership Forum yesterday.
Twenty-two students from local high schools attended the Mulgoa Leadership Forum at NSW Parliament House on Tuesday, 3 May 2016, and had the opportunity to hear from and discuss leadership with The Hon John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Ageing, Disability and Multiculturalism as well as Mr Daryl Maguire MP, Member for Wagga Wagga, Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans and the Centenary of ANZAC.
The forum is an annual event initiated and hosted by Tanya Davies to inspire senior school students to think more broadly about leadership in our community.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to meet and mentor student leaders from across Mulgoa, as well as to recognise their hard work and involvement in their respective school communities,” Tanya Davies said.
The student leaders, from Caroline Chisholm College, Penrith Anglican College, Emmaus Catholic College, Nepean Christian School, Glenmore Park High School, Erskine Park High School and Thomas Hassall Anglican College, were acknowledged directly by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
Students watched Tanya Davies deliver a Private Members Statement to the Parliament on Education Scholarships, followed a personal tour of Parliament House. The students then watched question time in the Legislative Assembly Chamber and got to see the Premier and Ministers in action.
Marguerite Mahr of the Leaders Elect of Nepean Christian School said “It is refreshing to hear the personal side of politics; you don’t get to see that from the media. It is also great to see how seriously politicians take the concerns of their communities, as well as the effort taken to address those issues and serve in their role.”
Glenmore Park High School’s Senior Leadership Representatives Natasha Zahra and Emilia Rance also weighed in on their experience of the Leadership Forum. “It was a very interesting and enjoyable day. I feel like I have a wider knowledge of Parliament,” said Miss Zahra. “I found it insightful into the roles of politicians, it was good to learn what they actually do and watch them debate,” said Miss Rance.