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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.

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