'Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others'- John Maxwell
Siba Tokwe - Head of School (2021)
“"Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another." - John Maxwell”
Redefining our outlook on education and the privileges that come with it could alter one's entire high school experience. During my time in leadership I would like to change the schooling environment to create a more socially-conscious and aware body of learners who represent our core values with pride. As a result, our understanding and attitude towards our education and circumstances will be a lot more positive and appreciative.
“"True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." - Tom Peters”
To work closely with the leaders of all groups within the school to ensure that we create a space in which learners not only feel comfortable, but confident enough to express themselves in all parts of their identity. I believe that by giving them opportunities to engage with people of all different backgrounds, it only strengthens them in their character as they explore what values align best with them as individuals. Thus enabling them to feel self-assured in situations that challenge those values and beliefs.
“"Leadership is not a position or title, it is an action and example." - Anonymous”
I'd like to encourage learner involvement in every pillar and portfolio at Wynberg (not just my own portfolio). I think it's really important for learners to expose themselves to as many different clubs, societies and sports during their time at school because in that sense, you become well-rounded and knowledgeable. You also get to meet some really cool people. Putting yourself out there really pays off, so I think as leaders we need to put an emphasis on involvement and community.
“"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." - Marianne Williamson ”
“"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success." - Henry Ford”
“"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams”
I would like to showcase the beauty and diversity of Culture as a whole, as well as create an environment which promotes cultural intelligence within the Wynberg community. I would also like to create a safe space within the hostel; one which promotes safety, comfort, and endless opportunities for lasting memories which will be treasured.
“"The more seriously you take your growth, the more seriously your people will take you " - John Maxwell”
“"I've learnt that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou”
“"Being a leader is not about the power you possess but rather about the ablility you have to empower others" - Anonymous”
“"Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge." - Simon Sinek”
As head of house, I want to focus on improving the bonds between the members of the house. I firmly believe that if the members in the house have strong relationships with one another, then inter-house competitions will be more enjoyable and fun. I want to create relationships and promote teamwork within the house.
“"Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you have brought with you." - Wil Ros”
I would like to ensure that the iKhalian family prospers in all aspects of not just school life, but in their personal lives too. I wish to promote unity throughout our house as I believe it is fundamental to a happy house. I want to share my knowledge as well as learn from those around me in order to guarantee a successful 2022 and beyond.
“"It doesn't matter where you are coming from, all that matters is where you are going and don't tell people your dreams, show them." - Anonymous”
I aim to create a fun, inclusive and prosperous environment where all the learners who are part of Jackalberry feel appreciated and comfortable. This will ensure that we all participate whenever we need to and excel in all that we do. I always say that Jackalberry is not just a house, its the best house!
“"A strong woman accepts both compliments and criticisms graciously, knowing that it takes both sunshine and rain for a flower to grow." - Mandy Hale ”
“"Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish." - Sam Walton”
“"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence" - Sheryl Sandberg”
I would like for everyone in the house to realize that their individual participation truly does impact the success of the house. I'd like for them to know I'm approachable and that everything I do is in their best interest as I know they can be great. Mowana should always be a fun environment where learners choose to be involved.