Mr Samuel Yang, CEO of The Yang Foundation gave a motivational speech to all students from Year 10 through to Year 13.

As a successful investment banker Mr Yang was able to retire at 35 years old. He and his brother then began the KE Foundation in the hope of identifying, preparing and inspiring young leaders of the future. He now travels around the world meeting young people and offering them the opportunity to go attend a summer school in the UK, USA or Canada.

The focus of Mr Yang’s speech was the 8 characteristics which make people highly successful. The students learned about focus, persistence, drive and passion. They also learned first hand that an international education, and the opportunities that it offers, can be the greatest starting point for future success.

It was a truly motivational speech and the students were enthralled throughout.

We hope that Mr Yang will be back later in the year to give a further, follow up talk.