I am delighted to introduce to the ASC community our College Captains-Elect. Fortune Aniyi and Grace Hoes are very much looking forward to leading the student body in 2019, and write the following by way of introduction:
“Starting my schooling at Campbell Primary School, my interest in leadership and community service was sparked when I presented a speech to the Governor on my work on Organ Donation. This proved the catalyst to push my boundaries as a person and as a potential leader.
“On arrival at All Saints’ College in Year 7, I was immediately engaged by the breadth of activities to participate in, and set about immersing myself in whatever possible. I loved the strong sense of community that existed within the College and have felt immensely supported by my teachers and peers in every aspect of my schooling life. I’ve always felt encouraged to engage in the opportunities that All Saints’ provides to all of its students; opportunities that have subsequently shaped me as an individual.
“I have a very close connection to my family; they have had a huge influence on who I am, and have been an unfaltering support network throughout my life. My family is also an immense source of inspiration to me, and I admire the strength, determination and empathy of my parents and sister.
“On a personal level, I have a strong interest in Dance, Drama and Art, as well as travel, global affairs and humanitarianism. Post-school I hope to achieve a degree in Medicine, with aspirations of working in rural Australia with our Indigenous population, or perhaps overseas in disadvantaged nations.
“For 2019, I hope to lead by being involved, to encourage others to immerse themselves in the culture and community of the College, and to take the opportunities provided to them. Leadership is not a position or a title; rather, it is an action and example, and I hope that this is a moral I can follow and uphold throughout my time as College Captain.”
And Fortune writes:
“I started at ASC in 2011, in Year 4, and I have loved every moment of being here since then.
“I am part of a family of five: I have two younger sisters who are also currently attending the College. My family is of African heritage, originally from Nigeria.
“I love to play sports, especially Soccer and Basketball, which I enjoy playing with my friends and family during the weekends and in the holidays. I am also interested in Athletics and I like to go biking with my friends around the river during my free time.
“I have a real passion for helping others in the community and, because of this, I would love to study Medicine in the future.
“One thing I really cherish about ASC is how diverse we are as a College: we have so many different people with different cultures, backgrounds and stories to share, which is awesome to have within our school community. Everyone – students and staff – is so willing to make a difference, not just within the College but also in the wider community, and this is something I really love about ASC.
“As a leader within the College, I really hope to be able to inspire the people of ASC to have a heart for serving others in the community, as it is through this that we will be able to have a lasting positive impact on the community around us.”
We wish Fortune, Grace and the 2019 Student Council every success as they lead their various portfolios in the coming year, building upon the great work of those who came before them.