Ex-All Black Captain and Rugby World Cup Winner Mr Sean Fitzpatrick joined us at Aldro for a talk with the entire school.
The resounding message from the talk was that Winning Matters, the name of his latest book, although the result of any match was not the important ‘winning’ aspect. The winning refers to winning both individually and as a team, achieving your own goals and being encouraged to do your best in everything that you do. Rather than focusing on his All-Black rugby career, Mr Fitzpatrick discussed his school years and the impact that his teachers had when he was growing up. There were many questions on his career, though, when the boys were given the opportunity to quiz Sean at the conclusion of his talk!
The Aldro New Zealand squad entertained us with the Haka and were delighted when Sean joined them for an encore.
He then kindly gave up 45 minutes of his time to sign autographs, much to each boys’ delight.
It was both an honour and a pleasure to host Sean and we hope he enjoyed his day at Aldro as much as we enjoyed having him! A huge thanks for his efforts.