Sun Valley Primary staff continue to pay it forward as they endeavour to remain committed to growing confident and effective student leaders. This week the Grade 4 teachers shared their knowledge and skills with the 48 Grade 7 Student Leaders during a workshop on E-colours. Students were made aware of the impact of their E-Colours on their roles and responsibility as young leaders at our school as they seek to engage with others and accept themselves.

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This process enables the young leaders to identify different personality styles, leads to heightened discussions and facilitates a growing awareness and understanding of relationships. Students come to understand that they do not all think and act the same, but that each one of them have a different communication style and a behavioural tendency, which is often linked to their personality.

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Here are some of the things students discovered during the workshop:

“We all have all four E-Colours within us. No E-Colour combination is better than any other.”- Pebbles Mc Guiness.

“Most people tend to have primary and secondary predominant E-Colours.”- Freya Noon.

“A person’s E-Colour combination tends to influence his or her communication style and behavioral tendencies.”- Stella Savides.

“You can gain so many advantages and benefits by having an awareness of each others E-Colours.” -Shantel Ponda.

“Appreciating the value of all E-Colour perspectives, gives us an opportunity to benefit from the diversity of thought.”  -Rachel Gallimore.

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Diligent application of the E-Colours concept enables students and educators to take responsibility for their actions, helps them to focus on an improved self-awareness and assists them in managing reactive behaviours in order to choose appropriate responses. This enables students and teachers to become effective collaborators, actively monitoring their words and actions.

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