2019 School Captains Address
It has been another fantastic start to the school year and so far, our leadership journey has been very rewarding. We feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to serve the school, giving back to the community that has helped shape us throughout our school life.Over the past term we have taken enormous pride in being able to represent the school, building connections across year groups and with the local community, working closely with both students and staff to facilitate new opportunities and uphold the school values. It has been both an enjoyable and challenging experience so far and we can’t wait to see what is yet to come!
With the year 12 leadership team, we have implemented new projects which have engaged with the school community, encouraging students to explore topical issues such as pollution and student wellbeing.
Clean up Australia day was a huge success, involving students across the school, encouraging a greater awareness of our impact on the environment therein highlighting the significance of each individual’s contribution. It was a great opportunity to serve the community with the overall rubbish collected amounting to 9 bags, an amazing achievement reflecting the power of doing good, while feeling good.
Additionally, Bullying No Way day at Hill Campus and Flag of Friendship day at Park Campus, united the school in a common goal, reinforcing the importance of kindness and consideration of others. Furthermore, the Year 12 visit to Park Campus was enjoyed by all, encouraging cross campus unification and a building of new relationships, enhancing the inclusive school atmosphere we aspire to uphold.
Progressing forward, we believe it is important as a school to give back to the community and help those in difficult circumstances, hence, we are working towards organising a food drive with OzHarvest.
Climate change and sustainability are key global issues that will affect current and future societies; therefore, in the terms to come we would like to encourage students to participate in sustainable initiatives such as a single use plastic free day.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our responsibilities as school captains so far and are eager for the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Emily Prickett and Nicholas McGrath