Finley High’s new captains are ready to lead

November 15, 2017

Finley High School is proud to unveil its leadership team for 2018.

Simi Naicori and Emma Marsden have been elected as school captains, and Eloise Ashley-Cooper and Zac Barlow as vice captains.

Assisting the foursome will be Hamish Congdon and Stephanie Harris, who are the Year 12 student representative council’s additional representatives.

The captains and vice captains were selected by the student body in an election at the at the end of term three.

Principal Helen McRae said the captains and vice captains showcased strong leadership skills.

‘‘Simi, Emma, Eloise and Zac have shown leadership and citizenship across many areas of the school.

‘‘Each of the four captains has individual strengths.

‘‘We hope over the coming year they will be further develop their strengths by leading students across the school to engage in as many activities as possible.

‘‘They will model the school values of being respectful, responsible learners and will encourage others to follow their lead.’’

Simi said he would have to juggle his captain’s role with school work, and his part-time job at Finley Bakery and Patisserie.

‘‘I usually finish work at around 11am then come to school and have to catch up,’’ he said.

‘‘The biggest struggle is probably sleep.

‘‘Hopefully I will become a fully qualified pastry chef and see where that takes me.’’

Fellow captain Emma said she aims to bring a friendly approach to her role.

‘‘I’ll be mentor and a good role model to younger students,’’ she said.

Emma is an active participant in the school’s agriculture program, and will travel to East Timor next year as part of the Finley High School Timor-Leste Immersion Program.

Mrs McRae said Hamish and Stephanie will represent the school on formal occasions and will take part in leadership workshops throughout the year.

‘‘Our captains also play a role in leading the SRC and in the senior leadership group, which plans events and activities for the student body,’’ she said.

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