Meet our 2021 Student Leaders

Tuesday, 16 Feb 2021

The youth of today are innovative, adaptable, energetic and dynamic, and our 2021 captains exemplify all of these attributes. I could not be more proud.’ Nick Johnstone, Principal. 

Meet our secondary captains

Student voice and leadership opportunities are part of the BDC Way as we work with our young adults across Years 7-12. Developing the traditions of optimism and a fair minded college community is demonstrated across our formal leadership groups (college captains and house leaders), and in our clubs and groups such as the Human Rights Group. 

Our aim is to create an environment where our young adults practise involvement and advocacy as they immerse themselves in real world matters. 

The secondary campus is blessed with a magnificent range of captains in 2021. These inspiring student leaders work tirelessly to advocate for students as well as represent the college at many events. We wish them all the best for their success in 2021.’ Simon Doyle, Assistant Principal (Head of Secondary).

Back row from left: Simon Doyle - Assistant Principal (Head of Secondary), Michael Spinoglio - Sport Captain, Ellie Spain - Sport Captain, Tai Crismale - Leadership Captain, William Bond - Leadership Captain.

Front row from left: Jasmin Henson Gallardo - Art Captain, Georgina Morrall - Art Captain, Maxyn Dorz - Academic Captain, Madeline Howard - Academic Captain, Mawahib Khalifa - Service Captain, Juliette Oliver - Service Captain.

Leadership Captains: William Bond, Tai Crismale
As Leadership Captains we plan to foster future leaders and teach valuable life skills that will help build confidence in our future generations, as well as set an example on what it means to be a confident, respectful well-rounded leader. In 2021 we will help provide ideas for our library refurbishment alongside the Academic Captains. We are organising some influential people in our local community to address us on what leadership means to them and we will run our own leadership summits. We hope this helps with public speaking and being more confident in day-to-day life for our fellow students.

Academic Captains: Madeline Howard, Maxyn Dorz
We envision a BDC community in which academic wellbeing is a central focus and students feel comfortable to grasp and explore new opportunities. We are committed to ensuring that our school is a welcoming place for students with a range of abilities as well as provides all the support they need to achieve their academic goals. In 2021 we will also help provide ideas for our library refurbishment with the Leadership Captains.

Art Captains: Jasmin Henson Gallardo, Georgina Morrall
As Art Captains for 2021 we hope to make Bishop Druitt College a more welcoming, creative and colourful environment. We plan to do this through sharing the incredible artistic talent at the school with the wider community, giving students the opportunity to express themselves in their own unique ways. We are aiming to have our first showcase for World Options at the end of Term 2.

Service Captains: Juliette Oliver, Mawahib Khalifa
Our service isn’t confined to just the BDC community, we also help the wider community. As captains we aim to increase the opportunities for service within the school and to enhance the overall sense of connectedness. We are so honoured to be service captains and we want to encourage students to acknowledge themselves as leaders. As service captains we aim to make the school an even better place for our community.

Sport Captains: Ellie Spain and Michael Spinoglio
During 2021 we are eager to get as many students involved in multiple sporting activities across the school as possible and encourage a fun and participative environment. An example of this is our lunchtime competitions that will be running from Week 5. In addition to this, we hope to develop and build on the High Performance program within the school and work closely alongside the athletes involved.  

Meet our primary captains

Our 2021 young primary leaders at Bishop Druitt College are a very balanced group. We have created five portfolios that our primary leaders will work within; Service, Round Square, The Arts, Environment and Adventure and Sport. 

As the Head of Primary, I hope that our leaders will be able to begin some major projects within their given portfolios. They have already started to brainstorm some marvellous ideas, which will leave a mark on their time within our primary school. Throughout the process, they will have the opportunity to learn from the teacher in charge of their leadership portfolio and will learn more about themselves as leaders and as people.’ Richard Smith, Assistant Principal (Head of Primary).

Back row from left: Nick Johnstone - Principal, Temesgen Bahta - Service Captain, Samuel Gillespie - Arts Captain, Charlie Fisher - Sport Captain, James Quodling - Round Square Captain, Daniel Clark - Environment and Adventure Captain, Richard Smith - Assistant Principal (Head of Primary). 

Front row from left: Katie Hodgson - Service Captain, Angela Tobin - Arts Captain, Phoebe Oliver - Sport Captain, Tehani Badke - Round Square Captain, Willow McNeil - Environment and Adventure Captain.

Service Captain: Katie Hodgson
I want to be a great role model as a student leader. I want to set a good example for the younger students and make sure they are always trying their best, and are proud of everything they achieve. 

Service Captain: Temesgen Bahta 
I am excited to make a space where all religions can relax.

Round Square Captain: James Quodling 
I am excited to make a trip to Sydney with Round Square and other schools this year as well as be a part of international Zoom meetings and represent BDC. I would also like to see more outdoor classrooms and a foreign garden and hopefully I can help make these happen.

Round Square Captain: Tehani Badke
I hope to make the school better during my captaincy. 

Arts Captain: Angela Tobin
My goals are to put on a Matilda inspired musical and to have house shirts available for students. 

Arts Captain: Samuel Gillespie 
I hope to make the EYE Festival as fun as it can be and include lots of different games in it, a talent contest and a comedy show. 

Environment and Adventure Captain: Daniel Clark 
I want to fix up the garden in the old Year 5 area, get the veggie garden going and help out at school camps.

Environment and Adventure Captain: Willow McNeil 
I hope to help organise the Colour Run event, run a fundraiser for the RSPCA and run our assemblies. 

Sport Captain: Charlie Fisher 
I really want to host some more fundraisers to get some more sports equipment and teams together. I want to host more sports gala days against other schools and help out with cross country and athletics. 

Sport Captain: Phoebe Oliver 
I am looking forward to helping out with the sports shed and making sure that everyone participates in all kinds of sports.