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Meet the NBCS School Captains

Our School Captains are voted in by their peers and teachers to show leadership throughout the year. In 2024 we’re delighted to introduce an exemplary team of Captains and Prefects.

Carys Locke

Year 12

NBCS Secondary Captain

 

Jed Hawkins

Year 12

NBCS Secondary Captain

Hallie Owers

Year 6

NBCS Primary Captain

Will Garske

Year 6

NBCS Primary Captain

Abi Leeming

Year 6

NBCS Primary Vice-Captain

Ben Hunt

Year 6

NBCS Primary Vice-Captain

Meet the 2024 Secondary Captains

Carys Locke and Jed Hawkins share their thoughts about being School Captains and their goals for the year.

Carys Locke

“The role of School Captain involves leading an incredible team of student leaders who all collectively serve our school community.”

Becoming School Captain

“I am so honoured and thankful that my peers entrusted me with these responsibilities. I see this role as an opportunity to actively contribute, create positive experiences, and work alongside my fellow students to make our school the best it can be.”

Leadership

“To me, service is at the core of true leadership. My love for school has always been rooted in a desire to give back and contribute to building an incredible school culture and environment for everyone.”

Goals for the year

“I hope to help foster a community where students have as many opportunities as possible and are also willing to get involved and contribute to school culture.”

Jed Hawkins

“As school captains we are very invested in our younger grades’ wellbeing, and we represent the school at public events, meetings and other leadership excursions.”

Leadership

“Leadership was something I always aspired to as a kid.  I applied to be a School Captain because of the opportunities it granted me to enact change, to serve my peers and to build a legacy at the school I hold so close to my heart. This role requires you to be adaptable and ready for change. You have to put yourself out there and develop some form of robust confidence.”

Being part of NBCS

“I have been at NBCS since I was 6, it has been home and my life for the past 12 years and I couldn’t ask for a better community to be a part of. I have never in my life met a more friendly and kind teaching staff in any places I have visited. We hold our values closely and have always sought to put people first.”

Goals for the year

“I would love to see the continued development of our school sporting program. I’d also like to develop the culture across the school and ensure that all grades have the same regard and respect for each other as our seniors and staff demonstrate.”

 

NBCS Strategic Operating Plan

2024 Primary Captains

Meet our Primary Captains and Vice-Captains.

Pictured: Will Garske, Hallie Owers, Head of Primary Julie Smith, Ben Hunt, Abi Leeming

Will Garske, Captain

“My position as School Captain involves setting a good example for the younger years. It also involves me doing school tours and talking in assembly.

I’ve always hoped to one day become a School Captain. I just love the fact that you can run a club and talk in assembly and just lead by example.

Some of my goals for 2024 are to improve in my public speaking ability and set a great example for all the students.”

Ben Hunt, Vice-Captain

“Being Vice-Captain involves taking interested families on school tours or Explore Kindy Mornings and helping lead assemblies. I’m also a person who other students can come to for help and advice if they can’t find a teacher.

I try my hardest to live up to the school values of gratitude, respect, courage, compassion and commitment. I thought being Vice-Captain would be a good opportunity to grow my leadership skills, and to learn and work alongside our great teachers and Principals. ”

Hallie Owers, Captain

“Being School Captain involves many assemblies and welcoming parents and students to special events.

I want to demonstrate our school values of compassion, being kind to others, gratitude, being thankful for our amazing school, courage, being brave in public speaking, respect, wearing my school uniform with pride and respecting my teachers and peers in the classroom, and commitment to my position as a school leader.

My goals as a School Captain include improve my public speaking, and be warm-hearted, honest, and confident. I know this is going to take courage and commitment and test my limits because I get a bit of stage fright, and butterflies beforehand.”

Abi Leeming, Vice-Captain

“Vice-Captain must set a good example for all the younger years. It involves leading some assemblies, welcoming new students and parents to the school, and representing the school outside of school hours.

I wanted this position ever since I was in Kindy. The reason why I thought I could do it was because I knew I wanted to help and lead the school. I’ve only been at this school one year. I know how nerve-wracking it is to be the new person at school and I wanted to put myself in a position to help newcomers to the school.”

2024 Secondary Student Leadership Team

School Captains: Carys Locke and Jed Hawkins
Vice Captains: Poppy Corrigan and Robert Tipton
CRU Prefects: Sabrina Giard and Myles Devereaux
Service Prefects: Emily Iliffe and Aidan McDonald
Academic Prefects: Teagan Bragg and Rihayl Shankar
Wellbeing Prefects: Holly McWilliams and Harry Lambert
Co-curricular Prefects: Natalie Pearse and Kyle Whalley
Sports Prefects: Orlaith Keogh and Thomas Cole
Media and Production Prefect: Amelia Cliff-Vince and Austin Koster
House Prefects – Bennelong: Araminta Gardner and Thomas Gracie
House Prefects – Chisholm: Ella Browning and Samuel Cook
House Prefects – Macquarie: Charlotte Watt and Dylan Gay
House Prefects – Phillip: Megan Scott and Joshua Pryor

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