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Student Leadership News

The Year 7 and 8 Leadership Workshop Series commenced on Monday, 18 March, with forty enthusiastic students participating. The first two sessions have focused on the principles of servant leadership, and leadership in a Dominican context. The next workshop will be on Thursday, 28 March, with a focus on Student Leadership at Siena College, and students will be briefed on the process to apply for a Year 7 or Year 8 Student Leader position. Applications will be due on Monday, 1 April, with elections scheduled to take place early in Term 2.

A group of Year 11 and 12 students have commenced training in group discussion facilitation, and will be leading a current affairs discussion group commencing in Term 2. This group will be open to all students to attend, to discuss issues and events of interest to them. More details will be made available at the start of Term 2.

The SRC ran a fundraising event on Wednesday, 20 March to raise money for Caritas’ annual Project Compassion campaign. There were two awards available in the House based competition. One for the longest line of coins, and the other for the highest value line. It was a great success, with $1100 raised for Project Compassion, and was an enjoyable event led by our student leaders. There are more events planned this week to raise awareness and funds for Project Compassion, including a Sports Uniform Day, a “Bucket Challenge Relay”, and a Bake Sale organised by the Waratah House Leaders.

The following reports are from Student Leaders about recent Siena College events:

Siena College Fun Run

On the 24 March Siena College held its third Fun Run at Wattle Park. I had the opportunity to volunteer at the cake stall in the morning and it was so good to see the amount of time and effort students had put into their baked goods! The SPA volunteers running the cake stall and the hot breakfast food and sausages did an amazing job on the day and I know everyone was grateful for the food after the race. The day consisted of a 4km fun run and the popular 4km colour run, running and walking the race was lots of fun with friends, nearly as fun as washing all the dye out of at the end of the day. Overall, it was a very enjoyable day.

Emily Hodder, Cassia House Captain

Project Compassion Coin Line Fundraiser

On Wednesday we had our Coin Line fundraiser for Caritas’ Project Compassion. The atmosphere at the event was one filled with zealous spirit and a desire to raise money. In the end, Kurrajong won the ‘Longest Line Award’ with a staggering 58 metres and Dianella won the ‘Line Value Award’ raising $322.95. It was great that we were able to raise a total of $1101 for this great cause. It was amazing to see the girls come together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity through such a successful event! 

Eliza Kral, Waratah House Captain

Current Affairs Conversation Club Coming Soon!

Starting early next term, Siena will be introducing our very own current affairs discussion group. This is open to all students and we would love to see as many girls from all different year levels, who are interested in learning more about issues in the news. 

The discussion group will provide students with a platform to discuss and debate all sorts of current affairs. Don’t hesitate to come along, the discussion group will be an excellent way to learn about issues and is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the variety of opinions in our school! 

If you have any suggestions of an interesting topic, feel free to contact us!

Valentina Boulter, Year 12


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