Congratulations to Niall Culleton, Naomi Kah, Oliver Stevens and Zoe Wild, our 2020 College Captains.
We asked each of them how they hope to make a difference this year in their leadership role.
I imagine the role of College Captain involves voicing student opinions and concerns at council meetings whilst also helping to lead events within the Cornish community, including representing the school at various events and tours. I believe I can help with this through my knowledge of the school and my experience with previous leadership roles such as my membership of the student council and being a MAD (Make A Difference) Leader.
At the end of the year, I hope to have truly made a difference by helping to make the experience for current students at Cornish even better and also helped improve the experience for future students, including encouraging more cross-school connections.
When I finish school, I want to pursue a career where I am making real, positive changes for people and the world around us. I’ve really enjoyed influencing changes in the school community and as a College Captain, I hope to continue this.
I would love to see more student representation in executive meetings so that the student voice is heard in places other than student council, as well as improving the student council process to make it easier to bring about change. I also think it’s essential that Cornish maintains its focus on sustainability and that we always consider how to limit our impact on the environment and the world around us.
College Captains: Naomi, Niall, Zoe and Oliver
My recent trip to East Timor reinforced why we all need to make the most of the opportunities given to us at Cornish, where we get to celebrate being different and are offered many unique learning opportunities. I feel I have a responsibility to push myself and to help encourage others so that, together, we can appreciate how lucky we are.
Through this opportunity, I have learnt that, to gain what you truly desire in life, you need to take risks. I want to encourage others to get out of their comfort zone and try things that scare them because it will help us grow as a community. I want to give back to this community that has offered me many opportunities throughout my time here. I feel nervous yet excited and am looking forward to being a leader of the College.
Throughout the past five years I’ve been at Cornish College, I have witnessed the amazing changes this school has gone through. In my role, I hope to continue that growth and leave with the legacy that anything is worth a try. I hope my fellow students view me as a good leader who is kind, funny and hard-working but someone who is also a friend – that is extremely important to me, because, in the end, I am speaking on behalf of the Cornish student cohort.
As College Captain, I want to make a positive difference in a community that has given so much to me, and to feel as though I’ve made an impact. I hope to help build and grow this school in the best way possible, no matter how big or small that change is.