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2022 College Captains

Meet our 2022 College Captains, Year 12 students Lachlan Kemp and Emma Tran.

Lachlan and Emma share their thoughts, hopes and captaincy goals for 2022 in what will be their final year at the College.

What one thing do you want to achieve in 2022 in your captaincy role?

“My goal is to reach out to every student and encourage them to participate in College life. If every student completes one challenge, participates in one activity or sport, or joins one club, they will have enriched their lives and contributed to the continual development of our College community” – Lachlan

“I would like to help our prefects to carry out their goals for 2022 to the best of their abilities. I think that if they can reach their own goals as prefects, we can collectively perform our role as seniors and it is through this that I hope to fulfil my role as College Captain” – Emma

At the end of 2022, how do you wish to be remembered?

“I’d like to be remembered as a leader who made everyone feel special and included, and as someone who was always approachable and available to talk” – Lachlan

“If I’m remembered by someone for a single conversation I had with them or smiling at them as I walked by, that would mean the world to me” – Emma

What do you think are the most important qualities of an effective leader?

“It’s said that a leader goes first and leads by example so that others are motivated to follow them. I believe a good leader is someone who can inspire, guide and enable others to be their best through trust and respect” – Lachlan

“The desire to learn supports growth because it allows us to push past boundaries in hopes of understanding the world around us and our willingness to serve cultivates communities and gives way to collective success” – Emma

What advice would you give an aspiring student leader?

“Take opportunities, volunteer, say yes, learn new skills, talk to people, help others, be thankful and start every day with a positive thought” – Lachlan

“Realise that you are supported by a community that wants to see you succeed. I think that this is something they should always keep in mind because this will allow them to strive, with confidence, to be the leaders of tomorrow” – Emma

We wish Lachlan and Emma all the very best for 2022 and look forward to sharing their captaincy journey with the St John’s College community.