We are delighted to introduce our new head students who have been appointed; Head Students, Lois Priestley and Jayden Hope and Deputy Head Students, Anna Taylor and Cian Noone.
The students underwent a rigorous selection process; all Year 10 students were invited to nominate themselves for the roles and a long list went to a peer and staff vote to create a shortlist. The students shortlisted were interviewed by the Senior Leadership Team, during which their passion and drive to make a difference was inspiring to see. Mr Kelly, Headteacher commented: “the process was humbling, to see such wonderful individuals reflect upon their time at Cardinal Heenan to-date and what they want to achieve in their final year is a testament to the community we are a part of.”
The students will lead our school prefect team, work with the School Leadership Team and represent the school on many different occasions. The head students commented: “We are very grateful for this amazing opportunity, representing our school is something that we are all proud to do. The ability to implement change and to work together to represent the student body of Cardinal Heenan and make their voices heard is a great privilege and a task that we – as a team- are eager to take on together. We know that further developing different aspects of our school will be a challenge but it is a task that we are determined to do to make our school a place that students will not only want to be a part of, but an environment they can thrive in.
We are excited to collaborate with other members of the prefect team, teachers and our peers to ensure a happy, memorable and supportive atmosphere for all students during their time at our school. We will work collectively to make our year as student leaders unforgettable, by creating a school where students can use extracurricular activities to make new friendships and find or nurture talents, while still developing their academic skills and further finding comfort within school.
We are eagerly looking forward to setting an example for students to follow, building on the foundations we have been given to create comfortable surroundings for all and finally, giving back to the school that has helped shape us into the trustworthy, hardworking and determined people that we are today.”
Bettina Cahilig, Head Student 2022-23 gave the new team some words of advice, “the one piece of advice that I want to give them is that you can only make the most of this opportunity if you are willing to put the hard work in and the earlier you learn this, the more you can gain from it. And on a final note, I’d like to wish them all the best of luck for when they enter their roles in the next academic year.”