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The Boys Are Back in Town

It has been an absolute pleasure seeing the students return to campus in Week 3! The Years 7, 8 and 12 students had the campus to themselves over the first weeks of Term 1, but now have to share with everybody else. If you are a regular visitor to St Peter’s College, you would relate to the notion that the School only truly feels like itself when the bustling student body is active; and that has been a realisation we have come to appreciate first-hand after the return of these boys!

To celebrate their return, we have introduced a new series called ‘VOX POP With the Captains’. This video series is aimed at interviewing the student body throughout multiple periods of the year to provide a platform for greater student voice. Episode 1 was a simple look into the students’ perspective on online learning (for the Years 9 to 11) as well as understanding the things boys were looking forward to when all cohorts returned to campus. This first instalment can be seen on the @saintscaptains Instagram page or by clicking here.

We would also like to provide members of our community further details surrounding one of our current projects, the 11th National Student Leadership Summit, which is hosted annually by the School in Memorial Hall. As Captains, we are lucky to be given the opportunity, and challenge, to organise and facilitate a national conference alongside world-leading experts in leadership development. This year we have collaborated with Louka Parry, Founder and CEO of The Learning Future, as well as with Nicole Dyson, Founder and CEO of Future Anything. Over the last few months, we have been working hard to expand the summit, by focusing on the importance of connecting with oneself as a leader, and using this connection to communicate effectively with other student leaders of diverse strengths and personal qualities. We hope this summit will be a truly meaningful learning experience for student leaders across the country and equip them with skills to create an event to enhance the positive culture of their local community. We would like to sincerely thank all of the fantastic people who have been guiding us throughout the preparation for this summit.

Chirath Lekamge and Aidan Hughes
School Captains