FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Rain, Speeches and Leadership
by Mr Tony Kent
We never usually like it to rain when school is happening – but I think everyone was prepared to make an exception today as we finally saw some precipitation which was welcome both here at school and, I suspect, at your home's too.
We are now well settled into the routine of the final term for the year and our Year 12 students are at the end of their first week of HSC exams. For our new families (we had 20 new students commence this term) I trust you too are settling into life at CCAS and enjoying this new school experience.
I have just finished listening to our Year 11 students, who have put themselves forward as leadership candidates in 2018, present speeches to the student body. It was awesome to listen to their vision for and commitment to our school and the role that they can potentially play as either Prefects or Captains. Next week our potential leaders from primary school will have their opportunity to present to their peers and then, over the next few weeks, we will work through the voting process to elect our 2018 Student Leaders. We will honour them at our year end awards night ceremonies.
We have always placed a significant value on developing leadership skills in our students at CCAS, and this year we have taken that to a new level by taking all our Year 11 students through a leadership course as part of the SDL (Spiritual Development and Leadership) program which has been introduced into our senior school. Our society needs leaders with integrity, who display the values and morals that we uphold here at CCAS, and school is an important training ground for our students. I look forward to watching the continuing growth and development of each individual as those appointed step into these roles next year.