New captains put focus on team work
THE saying goes team work makes the dream work, and these local high school leaders plan on proving the saying true in their senior year.
Cathedral College school captains Anna Crow and Nicholas Lloyd make up half of the schools student leadership team and shared their vision for the school in the coming year.
The pair are joined in leading the school by fellow school captains Chelsea Carroll and Bailey Anderson, along with boarding captains Ebony Batterson and Lleyton Maunsell.
All six of the student leaders kicked off their official duties last week when they attended a Rockhampton Regional Student Leaders' Forum, when they gathered in St Joseph's Cathedral to pledge to serve their school community through leadership and service. All secondary schools and colleges in the region were represented at the ceremony.
Anna and Nicholas both agreed they wanted to ensure students "really came together this year".
"I guess the big thing would be that the whole school really comes together and everyone lives by the motto to come live life in all its fullness to ensure we live by the core values; gratitude, compassion and respect," Nicholas said.
"For me it's a privilege to be a captain at TCC, it's one of the top schools in Rocky, and you get to live out the name of the school both at school and throughout CQ, so it's just a bit of a leaf in the hat so to say."
Anna said being awarded captain was a good opportunity for not only strengthening the school community but also strengthening and helping the wider community.
"Not just helping within the school but in the wider community, that's what I hope we achieve as captains," she said.
"I think taking on a captaincy involves a lot of character building, you're thrown a lot of challenges and this sets you up for future endeavours.
"It does put you under pressure which I think is important moving out of school and also it was a great opportunity to be role models for the younger years because I know a lot of us have personal and school core values that in our position we can enact and show the rest of the school."
The captains said they had quite a few events coming up in which they have already had to put their leadership skills to the test.
"We just organised a Valentine's Day event together so it's taken a lot of meetings, just throwing out idea's and we all get along really well so we respect each others opinions and the way we go about things," Anna said.
"Things like that are important especially with upcoming events such as TCC day and the year 12 and year seven buddy day so Valentine's Day is a good one to start on."
Both Anna and Nicholas agreed the role was a good chance to be a prime role model for younger students to look up to.
"I think that's really important," Anna said.