Junior Round Square Conference

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Junior Round Square Conference

Round Square offers students the opportunity to understand and care for people locally, nationally and internationally. Through the Round Square pillars of Internationalism, Leadership and Service students learn to look beyond race, nationality and culture to understand human nature. They appreciate that true leadership is about serving others and they discover how they can make a positive difference to those most in need. 

At the recent Junior Round Square Conference, held at Westminster School in Adelaide, our delegation heard from a range of individuals who overcame suffering and hardship to make a significant contribution to the lives of others. People such as the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, who escaped from war-torn Vietnam in 1977, all talked about the importance of being there for others.

The conference title was “Tell Me Your Story” and a common theme in all of the reflections was the importance of volunteering to help people, not only to show caring for others, but also to learn more about yourself and to develop your “social intelligence” in order to be “the best that you can be.”