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Meet our new head leaders

Congratulations to Alison Thornton, Year 12, and Dom Estall, Year 11, who have been selected as ACG Senior College’s co head leaders for 2018.

They’re both 16, love sociology, applied to lead the Social portfolio, and have sisters who went to ACG Senior College. And both say they’re surprised and honoured to be selected to represent their fellow students on the council for next year.

“I’ve always been quite quiet and shy,” explained Alison. “The teachers have obviously seen through that and taken a chance with me. For me, it’s a very big accomplishment, my confidence has shot up. I still haven’t quite recovered from finding out – my family are so proud.”

As for Dom, he is among the first cohort of Year 11 students who have been invited to apply for senior leadership positions. For that reason, he was ‘surprised and stunned’ to be selected for the top leadership position.

“I guess that they saw that there was a Year 11 student willing to step up and that this was a good chance to break down any differences between the age levels,” he said.

The pair say being a good leader means openness to ideas, organisation, communication skills, and approachability. And both agree that next year provides a chance to break down any age barriers between year levels and inspire incoming students to apply for leadership positions in future.

“We’d like the new Year 11 students to say ‘that Year 11 student did it, so can I’,” said Dom.

Student leadership team 2018:

Co-Head Leader and Co-Social Leader Dominic Estall
Co-Head Leader and Co-Social Leader Alison Thornton
Sports David Wagstaff
Cultural Chloe Lee
 Media   Gyungsoo (Sean) Park
Arts Jemia Sutton
Community and wellbeing Lily Powell
Academic Zeyu (Alex) Liu
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