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Getting to Know Our Leaders

Getting to Know Our Leaders

Jasmine Chow, Head Girl

When did you start at Santa Maria?
I started at Santa Maria in Year 5.

What is your favourite subject?
I don’t have one favourite subject, as all my subjects are rewarding to me in different ways, but Business or Religion stand out for me. I have a great Business class, and I love how I can harness my creative side when coming up with business ideas. Religion isn’t just all about content, but also about issues relevant to our world today and I find the discussions that we have in class eye-opening and beneficial in allowing me to be more aware as a person.

What co-curriculars have you been involved in?
I have been involved in choir since Year 5 and in the percussion ensemble for three years. The Music Department is such a special place. I have made some great friends from the Music program and seeing everyone perform in other choirs and ensembles always amazes me. I have also been a part of the Vinnies service co-curricular for three years. I started Vinnies after transitioning out of Young Mercies Cook-ups, and both service co-curriculars have genuinely allowed me to become more aware and conscious of those around me and in the community.

What is one thing you hope to achieve during your time as leader?
I hope to build on what already is a strong sense of hospitality at the school. I love meeting girls in other Years and making new friends. I think developing friendships with girls in Year groups other than your own is so important. I hope that together with the SLC, we can work to break down barriers between Year groups. We all have different ideas, values, and opinions and I truly believe that our biggest strength lies in one another and breaking down these barriers will allow us to see different perspectives on different topics or issues.Harriet Comerford-Smith, Head Boarder

When did you start at Santa Maria?
I started at Santa Maria in Year 7, back in 2015.

What is your favourite subject?
My favourite subject is definitely History. I love seeing stories of the past and understanding the experiences of people before me. Continuing to research history into the future is very important to me and I want to make a career out of my love of history.

What co-curriculars have you been involved in?
I have taken part in cricket (my favourite co-curricular) for two years now, as well as softball, and Study Buddies. I love team sports and having fun with teammates!

What is one thing you hope to achieve during your time as leader?
I’d love to create a positive environment in boarding and at the school, and to constantly remind people just how lucky we are to be at Santa Maria. Making sure that girls love boarding as much as possible is so important and creating a place the girls want to come back to everyday is the main thing I want to accomplish.

Where are you from?
I’m from a small town called Mukinbudin, most people would know it as Muka though. It’s around four hours northeast of Santa Maria, in the central Wheatbelt.Tolu Sorunmu, Deputy Head Girl

When did you start at Santa Maria?
I started at Santa Maria in Year 9 in 2017.

What is your favourite subject?
While I do enjoy all of my subjects, Applied Information Technology is my favourite. I think being able to express myself through a variety of creative media, while simultaneously learning about the technology I’ve been exposed to for most of my life has been really engaging and enjoyable.

What co-curriculars have you been involved in?
During my time at Santa Maria, I have been involved in Public Speaking, Interhouse Drama, the College Production, creative writing and film crew.

What is one thing you hope to achieve during your time as a leader?
One thing I hope to achieve during my time as a leader is to increase the dialogue and interaction between students and to break down the walls between students in different year groups.Mackenzie Goss, Deputy Head Boarder

When did you start at Santa Maria (what Year group)?
I started as a boarder at Santa Maria in Year 7

What is your favourite subject?
My favourite subjects this year would be both Human Biology and Biology.

What co-curriculars have you been involved in?
I’ve been involved in many co-curriculars since starting at the College, including volleyball, netball, athletics, cross country, softball and recently I joined YARN at the start of this year.

What is one thing you hope to achieve during your time as leader?
During my time as Deputy Head Boarder for 2020, I hope to close the gap between the different age groups, bringing the boarding community closer together. I want to help continuing to make the boarding community a positive and welcoming atmosphere for all girls.

Where are you from?
I am from a small country town called Darkan, which is approximately two and a half hours southeast of Perth.

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