THE new year is a time for reflection, but also for making plans. With this in mind, we spoke with six local teenagers from Richmond High School who are preparing to enter Year 12 as Student Leaders.
From fundraising to overhauling the BBQ menu, the students told us how they planned to represent their school and make it better for the other pupils.
Chevelle Matthews (16) said she would like to use her role as School Captain to make a difference at the school in 2019.
“I would like to achieve many things such as to raise money for the school, which allows us to purchase new resources to make learning more engaging,” Chevelle said.
“I hope to also develop my leadership skills for the future.”
Aaron Muscat (16), who will also be School Captain this year, said he ran for the school leadership team so he could “give back to the community as well as to be a voice for my peers”.
“During 2019 I hope to complete the promises made in my speech and to fulfil all my duties in my leadership position,” Aaron said.
Aleisha Telford (16) said she would like to help make the school a “better and improved place, influenced by previous leaders”.
“The things I hope to achieve during my role as Vice Captain is to make improvements towards the school by listening to the suggestions of the students and bring in the fundraiser ‘MS Readathon’,” she said.
“Participating in this fundraiser can help students improve their vocabulary while also raising awareness for a good cause.”
Tristan Conway (17), also Vice Captain, said he had wanted to be a Student Leader since joining the SRC as a Year 7 student.
“I want to be able to represent the school in a variety of activities. I plan to be a good role model and interact with students,” Tristan said.
“I would like to make a better BBQ menu - such as vegetarian options. I also aim to fulfil the promises made to my peers.”
Emma Hynes (17) said her hopes and plans for 2019 as Senior Leader are “to be able to participate in many school activities”.
“I aim to bring changes to the school which will benefit current and future staff and students. One of my main aims is to be able to get what students want in the school and to take all of their opinions on board to the best of my ability,” Emma said.
Cameron West (17) said he planned to use his role as Senior Leader in Year 12 to both contribute to the school, and also to challenge himself.
“I aim to promote the school in a positive way within the community. I also want to create a more fun and safe learning environment for all students and teachers,” Cameron said.