School leaders: St Patricks Marist College

This week's school leaders are from St Patricks Marist College at Dundas.

School motto: Esto Fidelis (The faithful)

1. What is unique about your school?

Celeste Bayeh, C: St Pats has a very good integration between all the age groups and personalities and there is a very distinct spirit here, I think you don't get that everywhere else.

Meg Litherland, VC: The honesty and trust. Eg lost phones are always handed in.

Ian Astalosh, C:  We have a really good community feel - really good relationships between teachers and students and a really good blend of academic and sporting opportunities.

2. What do you want to do when you leave school?

Celeste Bayeh, C: I would like to go to university and study speech pathology.

Meg Litherland, VC:

- Travel - animal conservation / volunteer work (Asia, Africa, South America)

- Course in health and sport sciences

- Study abroad for a semester (England / France)

Ian Astalosh, C: Go to uni and study either mathematics or science.

3. Why do you think being a school leader is important?

Celeste Bayeh, C: Being a school leader means you have a voice and you are able to take the voices and thougts of all kinds of people and let them be heard.

Meg Litherland, VC:

- younger students look up to them / need role models.

- Students need a voice to communicate with the staff

Ian Astalosh, C: Helps to build skills such as confidence and leadership, gives you the opportunity to be a role model for younger students.

4. If you were the principal what would you introduce?

Celeste Bayeh, C: I I was the principal I would order a pool and out it in of the ovals. Then you would get swimming lessons in PE and sunbake at lunch.

Meg Litherland, VC: A school fete, showers (year 12 boys request), finish at 1:30, 4 periods a day and a chocolate fountain in the senior courtyard.

Ian Astalosh, C: Nap time

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