Meet our 2019 Junior School Captains, Chloé Favaloro and Audrey Doan.
What was it like finding out that you had been elected to the role of Junior School Captain?
Chloe: I was really excited!
Audrey: I was very happy and excited. I could not wait to start the role and to work with Ms McArdle.
Why did you want to be Junior School Captain?
Chloe: I like presenting in front of large groups and as Captains, we get to speak at the Junior School assemblies and special school events. The Captains MC Assembly and help with special tasks for example, recently we helped Ms McArdle hand out Random Acts of Kindness Awards at Assembly.
Audrey: I really wanted to give back to the Junior School. I think it is important to help others and a key part of being Captain involves helping the other students, especially the younger Barbreck girls. My Dad was also captain of his school, so I wanted to follow in his footsteps.
What are you looking forward to most about being Captain?
Chloe: I am looking forward to speaking at the Official Opening of Barbreck. Audrey and I have been asked to deliver a speech at the Opening where parents, students, members of the School community and the Governor of Victoria will all be present.
What qualities should a good leader have?
Chloe: A good leader should be kind, helpful and show empathy towards others. They should show perseverance and be inclusive of others.
Audrey: A good leader is responsible and believes in equality for all. They should be kind and helpful to others.
What makes St Catherine’s a good school?
Chloe: The teachers and students, everyone is so kind and caring. The new Junior School is a wonderful feature of St Catherine’s, the classrooms and spaces are really good to learn in. The School also offers excellent co-curricular activities. I am involved in Swimming, Junior Joggers and Netball.
Audrey: St Catherine’s offers excellent co-curricular activities. I am a member of the Junior School Chess Club which meets every Thursday morning.
What are some of the things you would like to achieve in your role as Junior School Captain?
Audrey: I hope to get to know all the students in the Junior School and be available to help the other girls wherever possible. I would also like to improve my public speaking skills.
Why is the job of School Captain so important for the Junior School?
Chloe: The Junior School Captains are role models for the Barbreck girls. They are also there to provide assistance to others.
Audrey: The Junior School Captains help Ms McArdle and the teachers lead the Junior School. The role also supports the other girls, especially the younger Barbreck girls.