The secondary students at Cornerstone Christian College have recently held their student council elections, and those who have been given places of honour met today for the first time to discuss their plans for the year.
Representatives from each of the year groups were selected, with two students each from Years 7 -11, and five coming from the Year 12 class.
During their meeting, ideas were presented - with some of them already being set into motion for the coming year. Amongst their plans are fundraisers and introductory activities. A free dress day is the first event they will promote, where they will aim to raise funds for an African charity. In addition to encouraging students to expand their world view and be aware of the needs of others globally, the young leaders plan to continue in developing a strong relationship with the Southern Rip team, which will provide opportunities to communicate youth ideas and initiatives to the Busselton Shire.
According to Jo Needham, the teacher who offers guidance to the student council, the year looks promising.
‘It’s great to see an enthusiastic young bunch of students who are keen to have an input into school events and local issues’, she said.
The council comprises of the following students:
Year 7 – Jack & Elijah
Year 8 – Emily & Rhiannon
Year 9 – Teneil & David
Year 10 – Tim & Tom
Year 11 – Kaleb & Samantha
Year 12 – Charlotte, Jack, Miriam, Ellie & Ben
Elijah , a Year 7 student who is experiencing his first leadership position, is excited about his role in 2011.
‘The students are all really nice, and it is going to be good to do some things together which will be helpful to the whole school’, he said.
Congratulations to each of these young leaders. As a community, we value your input and look forward to your contributions to the College.