Canowindra High School year 11 students Joanna Balcombe and Ciaran Etty have been announced as next year’s school captains at a ceremony at the school on Tuesday.
The school also announced that Adelaide Ellis and Jack Traves will be the vice captains, and that Amelia Holmes and Cody Smith will be the senior leaders. Each captain was required to nominate themselves and were then voted for by their peers and school staff.
Applications to nominate were reviewed and candidates were then required to attend an interview with the Principal, Year Adviser and SRC Co-ordinator where they answered questions regarding their understanding of the role, skills and experiences within the school.
They were also assessed on their experience in the wider community, previous leadership roles and achievements, areas for future change that they would like to support within the school and their role in promoting the school.
“All six leaders are very active participants in all aspects of the life of the school. They have been exemplary role models for their peers and have availed themselves to every curricular and extra-curricular opportunity to represent the school, enhance their experiences and to contribute to making the school a great place for everyone,” said Canowindra High School Principal Neryle Smurthwaite.
“As leaders they will be expected to represent the school at official functions, lead and coordinate SRC meetings, participate in whole school activities, involve themselves in all facets of school life and continually present themselves in a positive manner that promotes our school.” Meanwhile, the HSC work of current year 12 students was displayed at the school last Friday.
“The time and effort put into the production of major works is a testimony to the students commitment and the support from their teachers. For some students they had two major works, which is an exceptional workload,” Mrs Smurthwaite said.