Our School Captains set a great example for
the rest of our student community to follow.
In 2020 we have some excellent role models in place.
Pictured from the left: Destiney Seymour, Asia Balkhi, Muhammad Khan and Jasmine Winiata
During May 2019, I came to Australia with no sense of Australian culture or curriculum and was warmly welcomed to Weeroona College Bendigo by my lovely teachers and friends. While being at WCB I have learned to demonstrate the school values, which are: respect, integrity, personal excellence, innovation and resilience. I nominated for the position of School Captain to raise awareness about school issues and help bring solutions that will continually improve WCB. I aim to be transparent in this role and build on my skills and character. I am thrilled to be a WCB School Captain in 2020.
I really enjoy attending Weeroona College Bendigo every day. It is such a great honour to have been voted School Captain for this year. I began studying at WCB in 2018 which was my first year in Australia. I have learned a lot of things from WCB. I feel the role of School Captain will open up many new opportunities and help me to improve my overall leadership skills, people skills and public speaking abilities. I am looking forward to embodying the school values of: respect, integrity, personal excellence, innovation and resilience.
I have been a member of the WCB Community for the past four years. During this time I have learnt the importance of respect, integrity, personal excellence, innovation and resilience. I ran for School Captain as I wanted to be a representative of the student’s voice and help to implement their ideas. My personal goal is to help make Weeroona College Bendigo a better place for students, teachers and the rest of the school community.
I am extremely grateful to have been elected as a WCB School Captain in 2020. This will provide a wonderful opportunity to improve my public speaking and gain confidence. Studying at WCB, I have enjoyed reading novels and completing science subjects. I have gained an excellent rapport with teachers and students, giving me the opportunity to become a reliable and trustworthy voice. I am looking forward to a positive, fun and productive year as a WCB School Captain.
Pictured from the left: Tha Zin Oo, Daniel Bullen, Asher Geddes, Jessica Killen
Tha Zin Oo
I have really enjoyed my educational journey at Weeroona College Bendigo. I have been a pupil of the school since I arrived in Australia as a refugee, when I
was only 6 years old. I chose to run for College Captain this year as I wanted to be a voice for the students and to represent the school with pride. WCB has afforded me many leadership opportunities such as being a member of the School Representative Council and being an Ambassador for the Bendigo Tech School. I am looking forward to embodying the school values of; Respect, Integrity, Personal Excellence, Innovation and Resilience.
My biggest prompt to be College Captain was my previous experience at Epsom Primary School. After being school captain there in 2015 I knew that I wanted to do it again this year and I am very happy to have been successful. My path to the role was a little bumpy, being hospitalised a couple of days before the speeches and needing to record my speech to be played at the assembly. Luckily, I was still elected and was welcomed back to school with the news. My goal for this year is to help improve the school for the students by building on recommendations and feedback. I hope to come out of the role at the end of the year with a range of new skills and experiences that personally extend and develop me as an individual and lead me to a bright future.
Throughout my time, as a student of Weeroona College Bendigo, I have been part of many leadership programs, but I feel the role of College Captain will open up so many new pathways and help to improve my overall leadership skills. I nominated for the role of College Captain to try and embody the student voice within the school and was honoured to be successfully appointed. I am looking forward to this year and tackling any challenges that may emanate from this important position of responsibility.
I ran for College Captain because I want to be instrumental in fostering changes at Weeroona College Bendigo; to help further WCB’s reputation and inspire future leaders of our school. I believe the skills and abilities I need to be a successful school leader are; honesty, loyalty, responsibility, respect and authenticity. From my perspective, the most positive aspect of being a part of student leadership at WCB is developing leadership qualities that I will retain for life. Qualities that I hope to apply in the real world, by becoming a conservationist and encouraging younger generations to be more conscious of the impact they have on the environment.
WEEROONA COLLEGE BENDIGO