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Meet Our SLC: Wellbeing & Sports Captains

Meet Our SLC: Wellbeing & Sports Captains

Over the coming weeks, we are going to be introducing you to our 2022 Student Leadership Council. This week we have our Wellbeing and Sports Captains.

Wellbeing Captain – Karin Boulton

Why did you apply for a leadership position? 

I applied for a leadership position because after such a positive experience I have had here at Santa Maria, I wanted to give back to the College in some way. I have also looked up to leaders who have gone before me and have aspired to be like them and thought I had the necessary skills to be a leader. I applied for the position of Wellbeing Captain because I am very passionate about ensuring that everyone is happy here at school and feels like they can have access to support if they need it, as each person’s mental health and wellbeing are so important.

What do you hope to achieve in your new leadership role?

I hope to help every person here at Santa Maria feel as though they belong, are valued and are heard.  I also hope to make the topic of mental health more widely spoken about in our daily conversations as it is such an important topic. I aim to work closely with the Mental Health Coordinators, Health Services Team, and Mental Health Ambassadors to organise events and activities including R U OK Day and Odd Socks Day. I also hope to be a role model to the girls around the importance of having a good work-life balance, as this is essential for good wellbeing.

What experience do you bring to this role?

I bring the experience of knowing how to manage stress, a heavy workload, study, co-curricular and outside school activities and balancing each one. After initially struggling with how to balance everything and feeling lost and overwhelmed when I started here, with help and support, I have been able to find effective working strategies and how to balance everything out and achieve my best.  

Over the coming weeks, we are going to introduce you to our 2022 Student Leadership Council. This week we interview our Sport and Wellbeing Captains.

Sports Captain: Alli Nokes

Why did you apply for a leadership position? 

I applied for the role of Sports Captain because ever since I joined Santa Maria, I knew this was the role for me. For as long as I can remember my life has revolved around my love for sport and there’s no better way to embrace my love than being Sports Captain. 

What do you hope to achieve in your new leadership role?

Throughout my time in the role, I hope to be able to bring together all different year groups through a mutual love for sport. I have always seen sport as a way to include anyone and everyone. Despite any differences, everyone can participate. 

What experience do you bring to this role?

Sport has always been a driving factor in my life and has provided me with the opportunity to lead and guide others. Whilst playing football, I have captained a premiership-winning team during its inaugural season. In 2020 I also had the opportunity to be a part of the Student Representative Council, leading my Homeroom and being a part of the sports committee.

Who is a leader that you admire? Why?

A leader I admire is the captain of my East Fremantle Football League team, Ashleigh Gomes. This year, Ash stepped into the role of captain despite being in the younger half of the team. Her ability to raise the team’s atmosphere when we were down and guide us in the season, is something I admire. 

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