Meet our Wellbeing Captain Evie

Introducing our 2021 Wellbeing Captain, Evie McCormack.

What is your portfolio position?

2021 Wellbeing Captain

Why did you apply for that position?

The Wellbeing Captaincy stood out to me because I have a love of health, balance, and wellbeing. I applied for this position because I want to emphasise to the student body how important it is to seek balance in everything you do, whether it be study, exercise, rest, work, or socialising.

Today, there is a huge focus on mental health and I truly believe that being healthy, happy, and building on your strengths is the most important thing. I am so passionate about this topic and I’m excited to encourage and support students through my position.

What do you hope to achieve in your position?

Through my position, I want to emphasise the importance of balance in life, as well as normalise some aspects of mental health such as the highs and lows of high school.

This year, I have been particularly involved in the Mental Health committee as an Ambassador for Mental Health at Santa Maria. I have loved working with this team and hope to extend the group in 2021.

Working in my position, I have a few ideas I would love to implement in the College, particularly extending the actions of the Mental Health Committee – working to create beautiful, motivating murals and posters at the back of bathroom doors, or handing kindness cards out to welcome students back at the start of term. Essentially, I just want to spread and encourage the importance of being healthy and happy to other students and hopefully encourage them to do the same.

Mental Health Ambassadors

What’s your favourite thing about Santa Maria?

My favourite thing about Santa Maria is the friendships I have made here. Since coming to the school in Year 7, I have made some amazing friends and met people who are so inspiring and encouraging. This year, I can’t wait to work with the Student Leadership Council because they are inspiring girls who are so goal-driven and supportive. Santa Maria has a strong sense of community and the College does their best to ensure everyone feels like they belong. I have made some friendships and memories at Santa Maria that will last a lifetime.

What’s one piece of advice for new students starting at Santa Maria next year?

I remember my first day at Santa Maria so clearly, the Orientation Day in Year 7. One piece of advice I would want to share with students starting next year is to immerse yourself in many co-curriculars. This will help you find out what you like or don’t like and get to know other girls who have similar interests. Santa Maria offers such a broad range of co-curricular, whether it be sports teams, service groups, or political discussion groups.

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