LEADERSHIP by serving others is an integral part of all students’ education at Cathedral.
“Cathedral College Wangaratta has always instilled in its students a strong sense of service and leadership,” said Principal Adrian Farrer.
“Facing the challenges of the 21st century requires a concerted effort to provide opportunities for students’ personal growth.”
He added that house captains, school captains and other important positions across the junior, middle and senior Schools, enable students to undertake responsibilities with commitment, respect and enthusiasm in a formal capacity; character qualities which help ensure they contribute to, and thrive in, the world.
These roles help build confidence and compassion with students aspiring to benefit those around them through fundraising, sporting carnivals, music, House and whole school events.
“To lead is to serve, and Cathedral provides myriad opportunities for this to occur,” Mr Farrer said.
Specific Leadership Days have been held this year to sup- port and develop the personal values and virtues of students for sustainable participation in a global world.
“Whatever the job future may hold for our young people, and the knowledge and skills we can impart in their time at Cathedral, character qualities will invariably be as applicable to a wide range of professions,” Mr Farrer said.
“At the recent House Cross Country, house captains helped encourage and support the younger students as they attempted their first run around the oval – picking up those who were hurt, directing those who were lost, and cheering those who were completing their first ever race for their school.
“The college also recognises the importance of ‘quiet leadership’ – those students within our community who lead each and every day, regardless of a formal leadership role,” Mr Farrer added.
“There are countless practical occasions each day for students to engage with the human-centric abilities, such as empathy, communication, connection as well as harnessing their enthusiasm and energy to be globally good, one of the key expectations of the young people in our care.
“Leadership by serving others is an integral part of all students’ education at Cathedral.”
TEAMWORK: House captains (back, from left) Charlotte Forbes, Lily Martin, Grace McKinnon and Kate Rial; and (front, from left) year one students Dakota Denyer and Clodagh Way.