2018 College Captains Sarah Jackson and Harrison Fry are already developing and demonstrating their leadership abilities, showing great willingness and enthusiasm in giving back to the St Andrew’s community.
We asked them a few questions about their leadership roles:
What inspired you to nominate for College Captain?
S: I’ve been at St Andrew’s for 12 years now so the school has been a big part of shaping who I am and has given me countless opportunities that I am so incredibly thankful for. This really made me want the chance to be able to give back to the school and be able to work together with my cohort as mentors for our peers and the younger students at St Andrew's.
H: Being a College Captain gives you a chance to inspire others, and I’ve always really looked up to that. My sister was also college captain at her school, being a huge role model to me.
What do you think it means to be a leader?
S: I strongly believe that being a leader means working with other people and making sure that everyone has the chance to contribute, and that others feel they can look to you for guidance and support. A leader should never consider themselves as more important, and should help everyone to lead together.
H: Being a leader means that you are a role model to others, guiding them to uphold the school spirit while also being themselves.
What do you love about St Andrew's?
S: I love that St Andrew’s has always maintained such a strong community with its students and teachers. Everyone has so many friends that branch out from their own year level and all of the teachers strive to create relationships with the students that goes beyond just teaching them, which is something I’ve always cherished and felt so lucky to have throughout my schooling life.
H: I love the fact that St Andrew’s is a community that offers the feel of such a comfortable and welcoming family to be a part of.
How do you hope the College will benefit from your time as Captain?
S: I hope that I can act as a role model and inspire the younger students to make the most of their time at St Andrew's. I’d also love to contribute to new ideas and help the school continue creating amazing opportunities for the students.
H: My aim is to leave a mark at St Andrew’s. I want students to realise how important it is to cherish the many opportunities given to them, not only at school, but in all aspects of life – whether it’s big or small.
If you were Prime Minister, what would you change?
S: If I was Prime Minister I would love to work on opening specialised schools for children that are refugees, as I feel very passionately about this issue. Refugee children often require higher levels of support and would benefit greatly from having specialised schools that provide the assistance they need in order to gain proper education.
H: I would further enhance our education systems by incorporating subjects that investigate issues such as global warming, climate change and poverty – because I believe education is the key to resolving these global concerns.
We wish Sarah and Harry all the best in their roles as Captains!