Team of head stu­dents se­lected

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By LAURA MCLEAY

Mata­mata Col­lege is set to have a strong lead­er­ship team next year as the new head boy and girl step up to the mark.

Ciaran O’mal­ley was an­nounced as head boy and Rian­nan Bar­doul as head girl at the school’s se­nior prize giv­ing on De­cem­ber 1.

They will re­place former heads Emma Jobe and Ti­mothy Brooky.

The deputies for 2012 will be Hay­den Waugh and Julie- Ana Tar­rant.

Prin­ci­pal Glenn Rowsell be­lieved the four cho­sen would make a very strong team.

‘‘They will be su­perb – they are very fine young peo­ple and hugely in­volved in the school,’’ he said.

‘‘We in­ter­viewed six can­di­dates for head boy and girl, all who were very strong but these two came through and they are very strongly sup­ported by stu­dents and the staff here.’’

Both Rian­nan and Ciaran said they were look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge a new lead­er­ship po­si­tion would bring.

‘‘I want to make the most of this op­por­tu­nity that we were given. We have so much at our fin­ger­tips so we have to make the most of it,’’ Rian­nan said.

‘‘My vi­sion for next year is to have more par­tic­i­pa­tion of the stu­dents in all ar­eas of school life.’’

Rian­nan has been an ac­tive part of Mata­mata Col­lege for the past four years and is cur­rently in­volved in de­bat­ing, fu­ture prob­lem solv­ing, net­ball, run­ning and swim­ming along­side her stud­ies.

Next year she will take physics, chem­istry, bi­ol­ogy, cal­cu­lus and eco­nomics in prepa­ra­tion to study sci­ence at univer­sity.

Ciaran, who only joined Mata­mata Col­lege at the start of 2010,

the has quickly be­come a re­spected leader among his peers.

He said he was ‘‘stoked’’ to be head boy as it was some­thing many of his teach­ers sug­gested he try out for.

‘‘I have al­ways wanted to be one of the role mod­els for the ju­nior stu­dents,’’ he said.

‘‘I feel I can bring con­fi­dence, some­thing a bit unique and a lot of en­thu­si­asm to the role.’’

He said he wanted to put a strong fo­cus on the year 13 stu­dents and help them to be role mod­els for the new year 9 stu­dents.

Ciaran is cur­rently in­volved in moot­ing, fu­ture prob­lem solv­ing, cricket, tennis, golf, soc­cer and next year will take English, ge­og­ra­phy, me­dia stud­ies, his­tory and sport sci­ence.

Deputy Julie- Ana said she thought they would make a great team as all four worked well to­gether.

‘‘ I am look­ing for­ward to that and help­ing to make change here at Mata­mata Col­lege,’’ she said.

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Tak­ing lead: From left, 2012 Mata­mata Col­lege deputy head boy Hay­den Waugh, head boy Ciaran O’mal­ley, head girl Rian­nan Bar­doul and deputy head girl Julie-ana Tar­rant.

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