iServi News | 27 September 2019 | Term 3, Week 10
2020 Year 12 Student Leaders
I wrote recently of the importance of leadership at Servite and the growth opportunity that it provides our students. Being a College that continually strives to provide individualised pathways for students that connect to their abilities and interests, the leadership options available to students utilise their skills to positively shape our College and culture.
I have had the privilege of working closely with our Year 12 student leaders this year and they are to be commended for the positive initiatives that they have introduced into the school. From implementing genuinely inclusive student activities to supporting the development of our Student Code of Conduct, from strong input into our College Sport and Priory uniform design to replacing Friday bells with music, our students have given of themselves to grow our community. We are most grateful for their dedication and service.
At this time of year as our senior students begin looking forward to their transition into life after Servite, the leadership mantle is passed onto an incoming group of students who will lead us in 2020. I recently announce our Head Boy and Head Girl positions in iServi and it now gives me great please to present the full senior student leadership team for 2020:
|Head Boy||Marco Acciari|
|Head Girl||Demi Mammoliti|
|Annunziata Captains||Gianluca Bonfiglio and Tiana Zaekis|
|Senario Captains||Olivia Cleverly and Ricky Nyersh|
|San Clemente Captains||Claudia Donatelli and Jesse Rutigliani|
|St Mary Captains||James Malland and Lara Young|
|OLS Captains||Helen Waldock and Alec Zuvela|
|St Anthony Captains||Ruby Becvinovski and Andrew Pham|
|Culture Captains||Sheila Mbole and Brianna Roe|
|ICT Captains||Menzie Choi and Marcus Cozza|
|Service Captain||Christine Celestino|
|Sports Captains||Emily Nicholas and James Petroff|
|Youth Ministry Captain||Raffaele Papalia|
We took time at our end of term assembly today to introduce our 2020 student leaders to our community where we wished them well for their leadership journey ahead. We look forward to the positive contribution that we know that they will make.
Of course, we know that one does not necessarily require a specific role to lead. This is a philosophy that we promote throughout the College. In being a Servite, we are called to serve, which means looking out to the needs of others in our everyday lives. We have high expectations of all of our students to show care and support for others and to share their gifts openly to help grow our community.
In addition to recognising our incoming student leaders at the end of term assembly, we also celebrated the many activities that took place throughout the term. Key highlights included recognising the board range of Christian Service activities; our recent involvement in a vast array of sports activities including the ACC Carnival, Netball, Volleyball and Inter-Priory competitions, Running Club and Esports initiatives; Debate Team; Snap Squad; Year 10 Market Day; and our rich involvement in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival across many weeks. I invite you to view our Community Wrap Up video here.
The assembly again highlighted the plethora of curricular and extra-curricular activities available at Servite. We congratulate students for their dedication and enthusiasm in representing their school and Priory in the many different events. We also acknowledge their resilience and perseverance in committing to a team style event and working with others to attain a common goal. This is an important skill set that will stand them in very good stead for success for the future in whatever field of endeavour they choose.
We are very excited at the ongoing implementation of our College Master Plan. As highlighted at our most recent Parents and Friends Strategic Forum, we are aiming to commence the next phase of our building program in late November this year.
In targeting the development of a Learning Diversity Centre, a Professional Learning Suite and an outdoor space for learning and socialising in our Western Courtyard Marketplace, we are opening up our campus to better provide for the learning needs of students and staff in our contemporary world.
The build will continue into next year, with a due finish date into the second half of Semester One. Whilst we will aim to minimise the disruption of site works during the build, there will of course be some impact on movement around the campus. We know that this will be a small price to pay given the outstanding result planned.
Best Wishes and Every Blessing
As I mention at the end of every term, I hope that all members of our Servite community take the opportunity to spend quality time together with their families and friends during the holiday break.
Can I please ask our community to keep all of our Year 12 students in their prayers as they work toward the completion of their journey at Servite. A large number of our Year 12 students will also be completing their Servite exams during the holidays followed by their WACE exams soon after – we wish them well and encourage them as always to seek out the many different support mechanisms that we have available at the College.
Mr Jeff Allen