College Captain 2021

Jonah Siede

Being elected as one of the College Captains for 2021 is both an immense privilege and honour. By working with the student leadership team in 2021, I hope to collaborate effectively with students and staff in developing an inclusive and driven college community that is shaped by the core values of the college – Knowledge, Faith, Respect and Compassion. In the coming year, the leadership team aims to foster student involvement in all academic and extracurricular activities alongside creating a positive college environment in which all students feel encouraged to strive for personal achievement. Moreover, we plan to hold a range of fundraisers throughout the year to promote a sense of community involvement within the college.

During my seven years at the College I have been presented with a range of opportunities that have allowed me to pursue my interests and develop skills outside of the classroom environment. I have been involved with the CWA Public Speaking Competition and the HICES Debating Competition since Year 5 and I have enjoyed the challenges and achievements that both had to offer. I have also thoroughly enjoyed representing the college in the First XI Cricket Team and was fortunate enough to captain the College Soccer Team in 2019. I am grateful for the way these opportunities have challenged me to improve my communication and team working skills and how they have allowed me to meet new people outside of the College. I regularly attend Bathurst Presbyterian Church and I strongly believe that the model of leadership displayed by Jesus Christ should underpin every action and initiative that we conduct as a leadership team.

Throughout the 2021 school year, I will be working closely with the student leadership team to develop and implement initiatives that benefit the entire student body. We have already established short-term and long-term initiatives that will hopefully expand upon what we have implemented currently. We are excited and honoured to work collaboratively with teachers and students throughout 2021 in making the College a space in which everyone feels encouraged to challenge themselves and become the person who they truly want to be.

 

Jonah Siede

College Captain 2021

“I am passionate about creating a community wherein every student feels included and is given the opportunities they need to succeed.”

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