This week we meet the leaders of St Michael’s Primary School at Baulkham Hills whose motto is Knowledge, Faith and Love. Read their Q&A:
1. What is unique about you school?
Amy Hassarati, VC: We get the opportunity to go into debating and try out for different gala days. The teachers give us open ended questions which helps our learning.
Christopher Kharoufeh, VC: It's one of the larger schools so we try and work as a community and try to help other people.
Ellie Hoogervorst, C: It's nice that we do peer support. We get to interact with all different grades. We also have St Michael's parish really close, we can walk there.
Joshua Cavallo, C: It's a very big school and offers a lot of opportunities. There is a large amount of space so grades can play on their own space.
2. What do you want to do when you leave school?
Amy Hassarati, VC: I'm really passionate about helping little kids. I'd like to help the less fortunate.
Christopher Kharoufeh, VC: I want to go to uni and get a degree in architecture.
Ellie Hoogervorst, C: I've got a few different things. I'm passionate about dancing so I'd like to get into the Queensland Ballet. I'd also like to be be a primary school teacher.
Joshua Cavallo, C: I'd like to continue to play rugby league. If not I'd like to go to uni but I'm not sure what I'd like to study
3. Why do you think being a school leader is important?
Amy Hassarati, VC: You get to be a role model for the little kids and you set a great example.
Christopher Kharoufeh, VC: We are role models for the younger people. We try to help them and prepare them for when they are older.
Ellie Hoogervorst, C: I think it's important because you get to talk to other people. Others feel comfortable talking to us. We also get to take new families on a tour of the school.
Joshua Cavallo, C: Because you are a role model and you have to do the right thing because all the little kids look up to you.
4. If you were the principal what would you introduce?
Amy Hassarati, VC: We get to go overseas for excursions.
Christopher Kharoufeh, VC: I'd make smaller class sizes and introduce school camps.
Ellie Hoogervorst, C: Go to Luna Park or Darling Harbour as an excursion.
Joshua Cavallo, C: A pool and introduce mini theme parks for each lesson. For example instead of maths I'd have a roller coaster and instead of English I'd have a pool of fudge to swim in.