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Congratulations to our 2022 College Captains

Congratulations Zoe Allison, Reagan Morel, Reid Myrtle and Rose Wallace on becoming our 2022 College Captains!

Zoe Allison

Why did you apply?

I have always loved leading teams and making things happen, through coaching sports out of school or in groups in the classroom. I enjoy helping people achieve their goals and find it really rewarding knowing that I supported them to reach success. I knew I could apply the skills I have picked up from past experiences to this role and give back to the Cornish community by being a leader who will keep their best interests at the centre of my work.  

What do you imagine the role to be?

I imagine the role of College Captain to be really fulfilling as I get to be involved in beneficial transformation at our school. I can’t wait to look back after 2022 and be proud of the change my team has created.

What do you hope to achieve?

I really hope our team can rekindle the community spirit at Cornish after the tough years we have experienced. I’d love to see some more community activities that bring the primary and secondary parts of the school together, possibly through a school mural and fundraising events. I also know that many students have missed out on exciting school experiences recently such as excursions and incursions, so I plan to repeat the ones we skipped because I know how much of a positive impact all of those small events had on my learning and development. 

What do you think some of the challenges will be?

COVID restrictions may cause some disturbance to a few of our plans for 2022, but we can definitely adapt to this roadblock after everything we have experienced and won’t let it get in the way of a fun year. Other than that, I think it may be challenging to fit in all of the awesome activities and goals we want to achieve, but we can definitely do it!

What are the skills/attributes that you’ll bring to the role?

I have some valuable experience in out of school activities and through past leadership roles at Cornish that I can apply to my year as a College Captain. My involvement in netball and soccer has taught me the skills of communication, collaboration and encouragement which I value highly. My coaches through these sports have also helped me understand how important my role is and how to be an effective role model through my attitude, behaviour and actions, so that I can have a helpful impact on others. 

How do you want to feel about the role at the end of 2022?

I want to know that I have had a positive impact on the Cornish community and actually created change to our school that is beneficial. I hope that I will be able to confidently say that I left the school better than I found it.

Reagan Morel

Why did you apply?

I want to make a difference in the Cornish community and create positive change to benefit students and teachers. I’m also really proud to be at Cornish and would love to represent the school, and to leave a legacy at this amazing place. I’m so excited to be one of the College Captains in 2022 and grateful for the opportunity.

What do you imagine the role to be?

I’d imagine that the role will be challenging but fun, with positive outcomes ahead. I can’t wait to take on those challenges and move forward. The team is amazing and I know we have a lot of support from the Cornish community.

What do you hope to achieve?

I think after the last two years everyone is lacking connection, therefore I’d love to bring the school back together. I’d love to create new places and ways for people to socialise and connect, as well as integrate cross age activities and bring connection back to Cornish. I’d also love to become a pathway for change by hearing and inputting as many student ideas as possible to benefit the community

What do you think some of the challenges will be?

I think communication always poses as a challenge in any setting, but we’ll definitely try our best to overcome this. Honestly, with the awesome team of leaders, as well as our peers and students around us,  I believe no matter what comes our way we will be able to overcome the challenges.

What are the skills/attributes that you’ll bring to the role?

I believe that I’m a positive person and at the core of it all I just want to help people, therefore I’ll really try to create positive changes. I am a founding member of Life Saving Victoria’s Junior Advisory Committee, where I’ve learnt communication skills and how to process and input ideas. I also love sport and the outdoors, where I’ve learnt determination and teamwork skills, so I can’t wait to put all these skills into action!

Reid Myrtle

Why did you apply?

I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to be a College Captain in 2022. I remember starting at Cornish in 2017 and being inspired by the leaders at assemblies and other school events. I applied to be a College Captain with the intent of being a positive role model for students. 

What do you think some of the challenges will be?

It will be difficult to get back into the rhythm of participating school onsite, due to the extensive lockdowns and interruptions which have been experienced in the last two years. 

What do you hope to achieve?

My main goal is to keep good communication between students and staff around the needs of our community, and how we can all help each other to have the best possible life experience at Cornish.

I hope to bring students together, and act as a voice for student concerns, whilst also being a part of our changing school in the next year.

How do you want to feel about the role at the end of 2022?

At the end of 2022, I would hope that students had felt positive student leadership from the team of College Captains and that we had made a positive difference in our community. 

Rose Wallace

Why did you apply?

I applied to be a College Captain because of my love for Cornish College. I believe my unique attributes can make a positive, effective difference to the school with passion and support, whilst upholding school values. 

What do you imagine the role to be?

I imagine the role to be an opportunity to provide an open door to Cornish staff, students, parents and community of communication, alongside the traditional responsibilities of a College Captain.

What do you hope to achieve?

What I hope to achieve with this role is that when I leave the College, I am remembered as not shying away from taking risks to achieve things I believe in to benefit Cornish, whilst keeping the students, teachers, parents and community’s best interests at the centre of what I do. As a passionate feminist, I want to positively challenge and promote equality throughout the school. Also the perceived gender bias in SIS sport selection, as I’ve heard from younger peers, that they feel the selection process doesn’t further or promote their interests/capabilities. I understand the complexity and challenges of changing a school uniform, but when it comes to recommendations and input from the students, I will promote the diversity of students and what they feel they can best be in, as explorers at Cornish. 

What do you think some of the challenges will be?

A challenge I am going to face is time management in prioritising my personal life and this role, given the past two years’ lockdowns and not being able to see my beloved peers. But this role is very important to me and I am so grateful to have this opportunity.  

What are the skills/attributes that you’ll bring to the role?

I would like to bring my ingrained morals that make me Rose – such as passion, creativity, strong drive to achieve, optimism, emotional intelligence, approachability, adaptability and willingness. Also my passion for changing educational learning styles, as that is a project I am currently working on in Design Futures – all types of sport, care for the environment, the importance of equality and, most importantly, my happiness. 

How do you want to feel about the role at the end of 2022?

I want to feel at the end of this experience that I delivered on what I applied for with this role. I want to learn and further develop as a person. I want positive change for the school and be remembered not by what I did, but what we did, passionate people, because I know I can’t make change without  support, encouragement and engagement from others – in other words, team work. I also want to feel that people perceived me not as your average captain – I want them to remember me, Rose – as I’ve said before, I’m not the role, the role is me. Above all, I want to make a difference. 

 

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