At the end of 2016, we were honoured to be appointed by our peers to the honorary position of College Captains for 2017. The opportunity to set a positive example and shape the culture of the school was the driving reason for us applying for the role. The year has involved shaking hands with many influential leaders and setting a standard for behaviour and engagement to inspire and motivate the younger students to strive to become their best.
In 2017, we aimed to expand on the work of last year’s captains to make school carnivals more enjoyable for all and to promote the involvement of the Student Representative Council (SRC) in school events. Our role involved leading the SRC in weekly meetings, organising fundraisers and running fortnightly assemblies. However, our roles spread much further than preparing school fundraisers. We were also asked to attend ceremonies on behalf of the school, have breakfast with leaders of our community and meet the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le at Government House.
The highlights for this year have been the atmosphere that was created by SRC members getting involved in handing out birthday lollipops and school fundraisers such as Crazy Hair Day, Book Week and Purple Carnival. Having members sell items, and run catwalks helped to strengthen the bond between year levels and contributed to creating an inclusive and friendly school environment. We would like to see the future leaders further strengthen the bond between the year levels and to build on the work we have invested this year in making school events bigger and better for the years to come.
As we conclude our time at school and prepare to take our first step into the real world, we would like to thank all those who have encouraged and supported us during this year as we fulfilled our duties. To Mrs Clark, Mr Ellis, Miss Keating, and Mr Hodges, – an enormous thank you for all the support you gave us throughout the year and always making sure we were coping with our study as well as our captaincy role. To next year’s school captains and graduating class – although Year 12 seems like a daunting task, it is the year of school you will remember for the rest of your lives. So, work hard, put in 110%, and be role models for the rest of the school community. But, most importantly, enjoy every minute of it.
Signing off for the last time,
Ethan Ashworth and Ann William