Student Leadership 2022
‘Whoever wants to be a leader among you, must be your servant’ (Matthew 20:26)
At Marcellin, we believe student leadership is integral to who we are, and how we connect with young people. We believe in empowering them to create change, to share their vision with the community and to lead our students with virtue and courage. Each year we are blessed to have young men accept formal positions of responsibility and lead our community with integrity, compassion and diligence, and 2022 will be no different. The power of authentic student voice comes from combining participation and consultation to encourage young people to feel empowered, included, and nurtured in their capacity to make a difference. Lavery and Hine (2013) state, “the task of school leadership was to bring about within the school community a desire to know the good, desire the good, and do the good… fundamentally about nurturing a better quality of humanity.” We know that our young men understand the value of servant leadership and we are confident that they have this desire and will work collaboratively with staff to create an environment which enhances the learning and wellbeing of all our in our community.
Earlier this week we had the Arts & Leadership Assembly, where we introduced each of our 2022 student leaders to the community. At our High Achievers Assembly in early 2022 we will commission our student leaders in front of the entire Marcellin Community. I encourage each of you to view our student leadership page and congratulate our fine young men on their willingness to serve their peers in 2022.
Arts and Design Technology Week
This week would have seen the College community gather in St Marcellin Hall to celebrate the commencement of Arts and Design Technology Week. We would normally have seen the Hermitage awash with student work in the annual Exhibition and families joining us for a viewing on the opening night.
This year the exhibition will be online, an opportunity to celebrate the creative and imaginative pieces dreamt up by our young men. I share with you below the presentation given at this week’s Arts & Leadership online Assembly by Stephen Hannah, Visual Arts Captain.