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Student Leadership Forum

On 31 January 2019, members of the SRC across Years 9 to 12 attended a Leadership Forum. This day emphasised our duties as role models at school, and the values of Siena that we must uphold and use to lead by example. The morning started off with an introduction and warm welcome from our Principal, Mrs Robson-Garth, who spoke about our theme for 2019, Called By Name, and spoke of some exciting upcoming events for the year. We were thrilled to hear that Sister Sheila will be on staff for the next 6 months, as she spoke of the current societal adversities in our world and explained the stories of ordinary people who were making a difference. These empowering people started alone and without money and resources, and slowly built an empire that started to change our world for the better. After this, various leadership workshops commenced - these were run by Ms Moody, Ms Levett, Jade and myself. These workshops allowed the different year levels to work cohesively together and share various ideas about what it means to be a leader, as well as brainstorm and delve into more depth about the different qualities a leader possesses. We talked collectively about new initiatives we wanted to see explored at Siena, as well as new ways we can project the student voice. This year the SRC wants to encourage participation across all year levels, and emphasise that leadership is more than those who wear a badge. Following this, the different groups broke off and started planning for the year. The house leaders planned for Fiesta specifically with their House coordinators, and the College Captains and Public Relations Captain planned with Ms Moody some different fundraisers and ways to raise awareness of Project Compassion, which starts on Ash Wednesday. To conclude the day, we held a group reflection. The day was pivotal to students’ development as leaders, and reminded all of our duty to uphold not just throughout the year, but for the entirety of our schooling at Siena. 

Charlotte Lack
College Captain 

(L-R) Charlotte Lack and Jade Devlin
College Captains

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