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Year 12s' 'Brilliant Young Mind' Seminar
9 Feb 2022

On Monday, 31 January, our Year 12 students took part in a seminar by the HopeFull Institute called 'Brilliant Young Mind'.

"The HopeFull Institute runs seminars that engage and strengthen the whole school community. They empower students to navigate their life journeys with courage, clarity and conviction. Our young people today are not tech savvy, they are innate in their digital environments. Our young people are ‘growing up in an increasingly complex and competitive world, especially in the areas of learning and technology. Time and focus is easily consumed in the areas of learning and technology.”
- The HopeFull Institute

Led by motivational guest speaker Glen Gerreyn, our Year 12s were presented with a powerful and inspiring message about the importance of education and how this transcends all aspects of their life.

Students were given booklets to fill out throughout the seminar which focussed on goal setting, strategies to be better learners, prioritising the right things, staying focussed and identifying flow. The seminar motivated our students to strive for excellence and work hard to achieve their goals.

Since this inspiring session, our Year 12 Pastoral classes have been creating their own vision boards which will help them to identify their goals and strive to achieve them.

Glen has shared his message of hope for over twenty years with over a million people all over the world...

"Engaging students parents, teachers, employees, sporting groups and community leaders. Glen’s been invited to speak at TEDx events and on national TV and radio. He’s authored five books and created the ‘Men of Honour’ character development course."
- The HopeFull Institute

We loved having Glen back at King’s Baptist this year and look forward to the continual messages of hope and excellence that he is instilling in our very special students.

Year 12 Comments:

  • “The main message which stood out was breaking down the workload, at first, an assignment may be terrifying, however, dividing it into days makes it seem much simpler and less stressful. Thank you, Glen!"
  • “I really liked the idea that one immediate action is better than a thousand good intentions.”
  • “The only thing stopping me from doing what I want or can is a negative mindset.”
  • “Good Routines, I usually tend to unwind and not feel motivated at home, utilising his strategies will benefit greatly.”
  • “Chunk it. Don’t lump it (sectioning up my work). Improving mindset (can do attitude) Being ahead of tasks and not procrastinating.”
  • “Glen has a wonderful way at revealing the realities that I admittedly ignore about myself and I'm sure many others. I appreciated this talk for it's approach to the upcoming year especially when it came to studying.”
  • “Thank you for sharing your story and the stories of others as they can be very moving and motivating.”
  • “Thank you for inspiring each and every one of us to do our best for our final year of school.”
  • “Great job, Glen! I love your work. Keep helping kids reach their goals.”

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that everything in heaven and earth belongs to God.

We acknowledge the Kaurna people and the Peramangk people as the traditional custodians of the lands on which our schools are located.

We pay our respects to all elders, past, present and those to come, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

We commit ourselves to pray and work for justice and reconciliation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.