Stawell Secondary College’s newly appointed school captains are looking forward to making a positive contribution next year.
Jack Simmons, Nick Bendall, Monique Kennedy-Read and Julia Clugston started their new roles about a month ago as they began Year 12 orientation.
Mr Simmons said it was an honour to represent the school.
“I will tackle next year with an easy-going approach and try and talk to everyone,” he said.
“Being approachable is important and that is something I want to focus on.”
Mr Bendall also looked towards next year with a determined attitude.
“I will try to have a positive attitude as much as possible and try to include everyone,” he said.
“It will be an exciting challenge to help improve the school wherever I can.”
Ms Kennedy-Read always had a leadership role at the back of her mind and said it was “very exciting” to achieve this goal.
“I am very excited to represent the school with a very happy attitude and to make the school a better and happier place,” she said.
“It’s always been in the back of my mind that I wanted to represent the school, and if that’s a school captain I thought that would be a fun thing to do.”
Ms Clugston also had ambitions of representing Stawell Secondary College.
“I have always liked leadership and I have always tried to get leadership positions, so i’m going to enjoy next year – it will be fun and with these three others I think we can get a lot done.”
Stawell Secondary College VCE coordinatoor Millie Francis said the school captains had already shown dedication and commitment to the school through their participation in extra-curricular activities.
They were involved in the school’s Remembrance Day service, attended school council meetings and contributed to Stawell’s inaugural White Ribbon Day march down Main Street in November.
“I am really looking forward to the contribution that these students are going to make next year to our college,” she said.
“They have already shown dedication and commitment to the role since taking it on about a month ago and I am looking forward to spending a year with them and seeing them grow as individuals.”
Assistant principal Aaron Dalziel said the elected school captains were very enthusiastic students.
“It will be a promising year ahead,” he said.
“I am looking forward to working with these four young adults who represent their cohorts, are excellent ambassadors for the school and are out to set a very high standard.” The school will host its awards night on Wednesday, December 20.
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