STUDENTS of International School Suva (ISS) have been given a dose of inspirational advice to mark the start of a new year of leadership.
Guest speaker Fenton Lutunatabua, who talked to the students about leadership, said it was important for leaders to help others first.
"Really, there is no world, just six billion people with their own understandings of it, so if we can reach out to one person and change their understanding of how much we care about them, changing the world won't seem so out of reach," he said.
Mr Lutunatabua said it was important for people to practise being themselves as much as possible.
"We need to know that we don't really have to be like anyone else.
"All we need to be is the best possible version of ourselves.
"As leaders, you need to be able to find your passion, you need to find what inspires you and run towards it — know what you want, reach out for it and grab faith."
Students were badged as class captains of their respective year levels and bestowed with their individual leadership roles.
Form Five student leader Rusila Roqica said she hoped to be able to make a difference and help her classmates during the year.
"I learned today that leadership is not about being up there at the very top, but it's more bout getting to know students, being humble and trying every day to help others," Ms Roqica said.