As your College Captains for 2020, we feel honoured to lead the student population. When we walk through the gates each morning or down the school hallways, we feel a part of our community, we feel like we belong.
We have both been privileged enough to experience many of the facets of school life and embrace the opportunities Clonard offers. Sporting, academic, musical and leadership opportunities just to name a few but we both know Clonard is about so much more. Embedded throughout school life are the experiences and opportunities that bring forth the social and justice issues that exist in our communities and the chance to be active in addressing these.
We look forward to our final year at Clonard College, leading our peers, working with staff and students to further enhance our sense of community here at Clonard.
An excerpt from Stefanie’s DUX speech.
‘Looking back on my Year 12 experience, I cannot help but feel grateful for those who played an indispensable role during the year. I feel very fortunate to have received endless support from my family, friends and teachers. I would like to say a special thank you to all my Year 12 teachers, my achievements are accolades of your own. I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to communicate with your subject teachers, as their relentless commitment and dedication inspires your own effort. I can guarantee that my capabilities and work ethic relied upon the strong communication I had with my subject teachers.
The key to success in high school, specifically Year 12 is balance. Finding the right balance is difficult yet extremely important to keep your head above water. As a year 12 student you are prone to stress and anxieties however none of these is insurmountable. For your final year at school, you are surrounded by irritable and anxious classmates who are experiencing similar emotions as yourself. Therefore, I highlight the need for unity and solidarity throughout your years together at school, as mutual support is crucial.
I would also like to remind all students that Year 12 is not just about your ATAR. You are not defined by the pathway you chose or the set of marks you receive. Year 12 is about the character strengths you develop, the values and morals you live by and the work ethic you have shown. These qualities are what truly portray who you are and are far more valuable than an ATAR ranking’.
Student leaders promote the core values of Brigidine education throughout the year and support and promote initiatives such as key weeks on the school calendar and major events within the school.
Year Level SRC Representatives (elected Term 2 of each year)