Student Leadership Team

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The Student Leadership Team for 2017

Principal: Darren O’Neill  
SLT Coordinator: Tim Redden
SLT Staff: Lea-Anne Gaffney Louise Branson
  John Bulich Tracey La Vanda
  Keely Trouchet Amy Boughton
  Danny Friedlos  Ashleigh Burrows
  Janine Creighton Laurie Trengove
 Head Boy: Augustine Italiano  
 Head Girl: Zubanreet Cheema  
 Deputy Head Boy: Garvit Grover
 Deputy Head Girl: Marikoni Paloma

House Captains
Campbell MacKillop Salvado Tagney Yagan
Chloe McKay Francis Dete    Tiago Da Silva    Chrystall-Lee Buchanan    Cassandra Madden 
Ben Teichelman    Abbey Dunsmore    Phoebe McGillivray    Minh Duy Nguyen  Carly Pintaudi

Arts Captains
Band Dance Drama Visual Arts Choir
Asher Italiano    Kelsey Fallo    Brianna Linto-Smith    Sirena Speyers    Philipa Curtis   

Sports Captains

Lachlan Giles    Madison Wladyka   

College Ambassadors

Adam Crestani   Shania D'Souza    Rikaya Foster
 Chloe Hazebroek    Sarah LaVanda Katrina York


Student Leaders by Year 

Year 8  Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12

Kidist Begashaw
Georgianna Boyd
Jasmine Cash
Sebastian Darr
Sofia Angela De Guzman
Breanna Escoto
Ella Friedlos
Jessica Garratt
Dechlan Graham
Trinity Graham
Brodie Hiskins
Monique Lebon
Hazel Mhembere
Thomas Morton
Kai Savy
Chloe Van Der Merwe


Harrison Chowdhurie
Naomi Dillon
Corben Johnson
Carmeon Mc Cagh
Mitchell Wise
Brendan York

Alyssa Chrystall
Erika Manzinger
Shelby McDonald
Patrick Morton
John Padua
Zachary Rodrigues
Jessica Ryan
Sruthika Saravanan

Adam Crestani
Shania D'Souza
Rikaya Foster
Chloe Hazebroek
Asher Italiano
Sarah LaVanda
Mikaella Magno
Vijay Nair
Linda Solomon
Katrina York

Caitlyn Barron
Crystall-Lee Buchanan
Zubanreet Cheema
Philipa Curtis
Tiago Da Silva
Elyzel Dayag
Francis Dete
Abbey Dunsmore
Kelsey Fallo
Lachlan Giles
Garvit Grover
Augustine Italiano
Maddison Kramer
Brianna Linto-Smith
Cassandra Madden
Phoebe McGillivray
Chloe McKay
Minh Duy Nguyen
Marikoni Paloma
Carly Pintaudi
Gabriella Sinsua
Sirena Speyers
Zoe Stevens
Ben Teichelman
Tyra Whittle
Madison Wladyka
Laura Zimucha




Purpose of the Student Leadership Team

The overarching aim of the Student Leadership team is to assist all students to appreciate themselves as stakeholders in the College. To this end, all students are encouraged to actively participate in the life of the College, in particular the activities which directly impact on them as individuals and the morale of the student body. 

The Lumen Christi Student Leadership Team exists to: 

  1. Provide for student expression through service to the College. 
  2. Work with staff in seeking positive ways to enhance leadership, initiative and responsibility among the total student body. 
  3. Support the Principal and staff by upholding the Religious, Social and Educational objectives of the College. 

Requirements for Membership

Those who wish to apply to join the Student Leadership Team must be able to demonstrate:

  • A positive attitude towards the College, including commitment to the College Mission. 
  • Their support of a range of College activities and events. 
  • Adherence to College uniform and grooming standards. 
  • An exemplary record regarding behaviour in class (preparedness for lessons, submission of work on time) and in general (no repeat detentions or infringement of College Policies). 
  • Satisfactory completion of Community Service requirements. 
  • A keen sense of responsibility. 
  • A high level of motivation including a willingness to work with and learn from their peers. 


Students are invited to apply to serve as a Student Leader for their House. The combined cohort of House Leaders will make up the College Student Leadership Team

There is a limit to the overall number of student leaders that can be approved. Inevitably some students may therefore be disappointed. However, opportunities will be available throughout the year for such students to exercise leadership within their House and the general school community. This involvement will prove valuable to students when applying to be a student leader the following year. 

Each year student applications are invited for the following: 

  • Years 8 to 11 to the general pool of House and College Leadership Teams. Successful applicants also have the opportunity to become a member of one of the SLT Committees. 
  • Students moving into Year 10 who have previous experience on the Finance Team may nominate for the position of Treasurer (see expectations). 
  • Students moving into Year 11 have the opportunity to nominate to be a Committee Leader or to nominate for the position of Secretary or College Ambassador (see expectations). 
  • Students moving into Year 12 have the option to nominate for any of the following positions: HouseCaptains, Arts Captains (Music, Band, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts), Head Boy/Girl, and Deputy Head Boy/Girl. 

Additional information regarding Designated Leadership Roles of:
Head Boy and Head Girl, College Ambassador, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Leader

Assessment Process

Nominations will be considered against the criteria specified by: 

  • Heads of House 
  • Student Leadership Coordinators


Interviews for the membership of the Student Leadership Team will take place as follows: 

  • Years 8 to 11 via year group interview with College Principal and/or other designated staff. 
  • Year 11 Students nominating for the role of College Ambassador will be interviewed by the College Principal and the SLT Coordinator. 
  • Year 12 Students nominating for House and Arts Captains will be interviewed by the Principal and respective Leadership staff. 
  • Year 12 Students nominating for the positions of Head Boy and Head Girl will be required to speak to the Year 12 cohort, in the presence of the College Principal, SLT Coordinator and other designated staff members. 


  • Year 11 Students nominating to be a Committee Leader or Secretary - During the Leadership day in October students will have the opportunity to put themselves forward for these positions. The decision will be subject to the vote of the general student leadership cohort. 

Current SLT staff members whom students may approach with questions are: Mrs Branson, Ms Boughton, Mrs Gaffney, Ms Kennedy, Mrs Mead, Mrs Murphy, Mr Voakes. 

Application Timelines

Applications: Applications available from Monday, 14 August 2017. Applications for all Student Leadership Team positions are to be submitted online by Thursday, 24 August 2017 (end of the school day) and a signed checklist submitted to Ms Bush, Personal Assistant to the College Principal. 

Interviews: To take place from Monday, 4 September 2017. 

Successful Applicants: Will be notified by the end of Term 3 and will be: 

  • Formally presented to the student body at an assembly in October. 
  • Required to attend: 
    Leaders’ Workshop
    in October in the College Library. The Workshop will include a series of seminars on Leadership and the opportunity to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Leadership, in general, and in relation to the various Committees.      
    Student Leaders’ Camp
      at Point Walter in December. Students will take part in a range of leadership activities and planning  for the year ahead.
    Student Leaders Planning and Preparation Session in the week prior to the start of the School Year.