If you read yesterday’s reflection from 2015’s school leaders and today we’re introducing you to the school captains of 2016 who will lead their year into success – with a little help from their friends.
Lets get to know them! No doubt we’ll be seeing their faces around town at various events.
2016 School Captains Julian Shearwin and Kim Sen
Charleville Plus More: What does it mean to be voted in as school captain?
Julian: It’s going to be a good opportunity to develop more social skills and to get more involved with the community.
Kim: I get to represent the school and I’ll learn how to be a good role model and gain some leadership skills.
Charleville Plus More: Was it scary having to give your speech in front of all the students?
Julian: Yeh it was pretty nerve wracking, having them listen to our arguments on why we should be school captain.
Charleville Plus More: What steps were involved with getting to be school captain?
Julian: Well you had to sign a form saying the changes that you want to make to the school, and get a teacher recommendation, and then you had to make a speech.
Kim: In my speech I said that I am dedicated to my schoolwork and that I always keep my behaviour to a positive standard.
Charleville Plus More: What changes did you put forward?
Julian: I said we need to introduce more study afternoons so people can do their assignments. Some people need a bit more help.
Kim: I put down the study club at lunchtime, which will also be for the kids who are in need, or sad, or having trouble’s at school. Also, because our school is multicultural, I want to do some cultural stuff like a festival.
2016 Vice Captains Morgan Glasby and Jayden Aramoana
Charleville Plus More: What are you looking forward to next year as vice captains?
Morgan: representing the school and organising things to do so school doesn’t always have to be boring!
Jayden:…and showing younger kids the right thing to do.
Charleville Plus More: And what is your role as vice captains?
Morgan: We fill in when the school captains aren’t there
Jayden: and to support them in decision making and help them at community events.
Charleville Plus More: What did you guys put forward when running for the position?
Morgan: I wanted to change the space in between the junior and the senior school and bring them closer.
Jayden: Yep, because we’re kind of segragated at the moment, they’ve got their own area and so do we.
Morgan: They’re in high school, they should be treated like high schoolers.
We wish our new senior leaders the best of luck for 2016! We think they’re going to put forward some great ideas next year, and will no doubt make some very positive changes.