School welcomes new leaders

DOMINIC College year 10 students Felicia Di Carlo and Noah McGovern are embracing their new leadership roles as 2017 school captains.

Felicia and Noah have already represented their school in Melbourne where they joined more than 30 other student leaders from around Australia at the 2017 Salesian School Captains’ Conference.

They have both been at Dominic College for 12 years, since commencing in kindergarten.

Noah said he had always enjoyed being involved in the Dominic College community, especially helping at school events and giving back to the school.

“I’ve played college sport all the way through, enjoying basketball and football, and I love the outdoors, particularly bike riding,” he said.

“I believe the school captain is someone students should know and trust. Someone they can talk to at any time.”

Felicia has been a strong sportsman, especially in netball, basketball and water polo. She also enjoys art and sewing.

“I look at things straight on and am not afraid of a challenge – or hard work,” she said.

“What we make of our time here will have such an impact on our future, not only our studies, but the friendships and memories we make.”

Vice-captains also elected recently for 2017 are Jack Breward and Julia Narracott.

Jack is from Kempton and has been at Dominic College for six years.

He said that he “likes maths, PE and metalwork”, and “loves school sport.”

“I want to be a positive influence and work for our younger students to enjoy school as much as I do.”

Julia started in Year 7 and has been an outstanding performing arts student, integral to several music groups.

“Involving myself in so many ways requires hard work and dedication to make it worthwhile,” she said.

“I have a lot of love and respect for everybody at this school.”

The student leaders were inducted before the school community in a special ceremony during the last week of term four.

Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan praised the new 2017 leaders and said they each had “diverse experience, the resect of their peers and a deep passion for the college community.”

“These four fine young men and women will confidently head the 16 year 10 house leaders – a leader for each house in the fields of Mission, Academic, Sport and Creative Arts,” she said.

“I am delighted with these young people who have matured so well through our contemporary pastoral care programs.

“I am confident they will succeed and they will make a genuine difference in our community and the wider community.”

Caption: Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan with new college leaders Jack Breward, left, Noah McGovern, Felicia DiCarlo and Julia Narracott.

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