At Shenton College we value leadership development, that’s why we have programs and practises designed to create and foster this necessary skill. Our students are leaders: amongst their peers, in our school, and in the wider community. The role and responsibilities of our elected College Captains, and the Shenton College Student Council reflect this.
I have been at Shenton since my very first day of Year 7, and since then, known that I have wanted to be a part of the student council. When I was elected for the first time in Year 8, I was over the moon to say the least. Year 8 was when I first came into contact with the older councillors and at that time, the Head Boy and Girl, it was then that I decided that that was what I wanted to do. They are the support system of the whole council, Years 7-12, and are responsible for leading and representing their interests on a wider scale. We sit on the school board as student representatives, providing a student perspective on issues that concern our entire student body and we act as advocates for the student population. In Year 12, and during a time as uncertain as it is now, I am excited to watch and help nurture our Year 12 family, and aid in facilitating the events that will unite us. I am also really excited to help the younger members of the student council find where they fit, and what they hope to achieve, like the older councillors did for me.
As one of the College Captains at Shenton College, I represent the student population through the values of Care, Curiosity, and Collaboration. I care for the students, staff members and the land our school lies upon, I choose to be curious, to learn within a classroom and I help collaborate with staff and students to develop ideas into a reality. At Shenton College, we pride ourselves upon being a proactive presence within our community and being a safe place where our focus is on much more than marks.
Our Student Council is a formal avenue for student voices in the school’s decision-making processes, and for students to be involved in developing the ethos and direction of the College. This representative body feeds students’ opinions and ideas into the school’s everyday discourse, and organises events in addition to a variety of student programs.
The Student Council works on a number of important portfolio areas including:
Student Council 2021
Kate Creek, Daisy Bransby, Oliver Cliff, Oliver O’Keefe, Mia Fraser, Harry Betlehem, Bianca Fewings, Saoirse van Hall, Yulia Ismayilova, Helene Pagano, Fletcher McLachlan, Edward Truong.
Andy Patterson, Preston Kirby, Rohan Edwards, Seth Wheatley, Poppy Knapton-Lonsdale, Cate Hickman, Kamesha Jones, Cooper Dobson, Rohma Rehman, Starley Lund, Niamh Hardcastle-Sharp, Lara Kirchner.
Jerek Joseph, Lucas Fitzgerald, Samuel Sparkes, Phoebe Yen, Joshua Plummer, Sristhi Kurrun, Liam Rossi, Hannah Nguyen, Eva Czislowski, Jo McGilvray, Ben Hinchliffe, Bronte Baxter.
Krishni Agarwal, Heather Bird, Lawson Kirby, Lara Beckett, Jayson Tan, Kesia Wall, Ruhi Ramaprasad, Kent Feurstein, Asha Perry, Seth Dyson Mayne, Tehayi Coorey, David Young.
Eugene Paik, Josiah John, Cooper Wood, Sierra Eseltine, Lachlan Broomhall, Liam Noid, Zoe Burgess, Ripley Carr, Boze Jia, Alba Marshall-Cary, Megan Cheung, Ain Nguyen, Alicia Hamilton, James Fisher.
Isaac Agnew, Warwick Black, Kayla Browne, Oscar De Freitas, Rong Xuan Du, Aaliyah Dunbar, Claire Jones, Tayla Melis, Osadhi Muthumuni Arachchige, Xavier Peters, Lucas Power, Daniel Richards, Bailey Riordan, Adam Starkowitz, Vincy Yeap, Jaime Young.