Leaders comes in many forms, from the softly spoken to the charismatic. However, whatever their style may be, most assuredly the best leaders are those that lead by example. We expect and demand a lot from our leaders as they are the ones who represent us and put into practice all the things we value. They need not be perfect, in fact, where they are not, a great leadership quality is in learning from their mistakes or experiences and growing even better. They are people who personify striving in life.
I have been delighted to work with the student leadership body of 2018. There are many impressive young men and women in this group that have embraced the role they have been entrusted with. However, now that the proximity to graduation grows ever nearer, we are calling on the next generation. Ms Dugdale Walker and I recently met with our graduating cohorts of 2019 and 2020 (this year’s Year 10 and 11 groups) to discuss the opportunities for student leadership next year. Not only are we seeking candidates for the School and House captaincies, there are House leadership positions as well as School Action Team roles. Importantly, we also have a newly formed VCAL leadership position so that truly all aspects of school student endeavor are represented by our Student Leadership executive. For further details regarding the specific roles please refer to our Student Leadership Handbook 2019.
Our Kakadu Tour team are only weeks away from departing and have been busy preparing for the trip with, not just a focus on the logistics, but attention to ethical and global perspectives as well. We are committed to being more than simply tourists with cameras and have therefore invested some time in preparing to engage with the cultural, spiritual, and even linguistic differences we will meet while on this journey.
The Northern Territory is a part of Australia with ancient history but also quite challenging contemporary issues. While our tour will never leave Australia, it certainly will enter a very different society and, as a Salesian School in the tradition of Don Bosco, it becomes vitally important for us that our students grow an appreciation for the core beliefs and tenets of faith of other as well. Our team are tremendously excited to be able to not only see this magical part of the world, but also learn and reflect on the spiritualty and religious traditions and practices that are special to this unique place.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast