1. To help the standing of our school in the community
2. To represent the student body with the College and
3. To help provide pastoral care for students.
Briefly expanding on these:
St Scholastica’s is a fine College with an exceptional tradition of developing the whole person academically, personally, spiritually and socially. It is a modern Institution, but one with a proud history. That means that the College learns from its past, understands the present, and continually adapts to meet the challenges of the future. One role of the College Captain is to represent the student face of the College in this continually changing situation, to parents and to the community. To do this effectively the College Captain must understand and be fully supportive of the College’s history and aspirations as a valuable contributor to society.
The second major role of the College Captain is to represent the interests of the student body to the College and to help ensure that the continual process of change (which I mentioned earlier) takes into account the needs and aspirations of the students themselves.
Any problems, big or small, that get in the way of the students’ realising their goals and their potential, need to be understood by the College’s teaching and administrative staff, and all involved in the planning and the day-to-day running of the College.
One of the key roles of the College Captain is to make sure that this interchange of communication can take place effectively. And finally, but very importantly, the College Captain plays an important role in the pastoral care of the students. The College Captain must understand the pressures of school and community on students, and help be available to any student to help resolve any issues or...