|30 May 2023|
In an article with the Daily Telegraph some members of our Student Council share their goals to foster a supportive and empowering school communiuy within their leadership positions.
We would like to thank the Daily Telegraph for their support in publishing the following article on our students and their devotion to the Loreto Normanhurst community. Read an excerpt of the article below or click the link here to read more about school leaders from across the Hills Shire and Hornsby and how they hope to impact their generation.
The school captains of today – and the leaders of tomorrow – have revealed how they plan to influence their generation, from championing social movements to inventing the future of tech in schools across the Hills, Hornsby and Blacktown.
Captain Frances O’Brien and Vice-Captain Lucy Dalton
A devotion for community and culture are what drive Loreto Normanhurst’s Year 12 school captains.
“Our love for the community has allowed us to work alongside our peers in order to re-establish traditions, create new initiatives involving both staff and students, and inspire a new generation of Loreto women,” the girls said.
Together, Frances and Lucy work closely with staff and students to foster an environment of “genuine sisterhood”, where each individual is given freedom to express their uniqueness.
“Through leading various events and initiatives on behalf of the student body, we want each member of our community to feel supported, loved and most of all, empowered to be themselves,” the captains said.
Saskia Chapman – Liturgy Captain
Saskia said she wants to bridge the gap between primary and high school.
“The school’s expression of faith and being people who express qualities of love, compassion, and empathy are what make it the amazing community it is,” she said.
In her final year at school, Saskia hopes she can use the position to express the school’s values and connect with younger students.
“I really enjoy having a say in decisions and seeing projects come to life,” Saskia said.
Sophie McKenna – SRC Captain
Sophie said she wants to represent the many voices of the student body.
“I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to work closely with other students to plan and organise highly anticipated events,” Sophie said.
Sophie said she hopes to grow a sense of community, foster student’s voices, and plan community events.
She co-ordinated several events, including “Super Girl Week”, which celebrates and empowers women within the community.
Sophie relishes any chance to get involved with sport, having played netball, tennis and touch football.
“I’m keen to be an authentic voice for students and respond proactively to student ideas and suggestions,” she said.
Sophie aims to study environmental science at university next year.
Stephanie Cuthbert – Primary Leader
Stephanie said she believes all voices should be heard and said previous leaders inspired her.
“The idea of leading the Primary School sounded exciting and full of new opportunities,” Stephanie said.
Stephanie Cuthbert delivered a slam poem for her leader speech.
“I was pretty nervous,” she said.
Amelia Visevic – Primary Leader
Amelia said she wanted to pursue the role as she believed she could make a positive impact on the school and encourage her peers to explore new things.
“My goals are to be an approachable person among all students, to spread equality and kindness around, and to listen to everyone‘s ideas and opinions,” Amelia said.
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