Each week the Hills News highlights our student leaders.
This week we meet the senior school captains of The Kings School at North Parramatta. Their motto is Fortiter Et Fideliter — ‘Bravely and Faithfully’.
Q and A:
What is unique about your school?
Matthew Jacob: Life skill program ‘Boys to Men’. Extra carricular activities.
Ben Stacy: School spirit and the relationship between the different age groups.
Jack McCalman: The boarding community sets it above others.
Samuel Read: The space, we have over 300 acres of land and the staff/student ratio.
What do you want to do when you leave school?
Matthew Jacob: A law degree or business/commerce.
Ben Stacy: Travel through England and Europe to get a different perspective and play a season or two of rugby while over there.
Jack McCalman: Stay in Sydney and attend university...maybe public relations, education and play rugby.
Samuel Read: Be an architectual engineer, learn the German language and play sport.
Why do you think being a school leader is important?
Matthew Jacob: Because we are a role model to the junior years.
Ben Stacy: Because we provide a direct link between students and the executive.
Jack McCalman: Because it provides a voice for the student body.
Samuel Read: Because it can provide direction for the younger boys and have an influence over their school lives.
If you were the principal what would like to introduce?
Matthew Jacob: Provide ice cold cordial on tap.
Ben Stacy: A landing strip and planes to take students on excursions.
Jack McCalman: I would build a flying fox from the top of the school to the old gym.
Samuel Read: Some kind of home stay program for the boarders. Introduce a whole school dodgeball game where the winner gets to be acting head master for a week and the principal does all the student's activities, from rowing to homework.