STUDENT VOICE & LEADERSHIP
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STUDENT VOICE, AGENCY & LEADERSHIP
We value our students experiences and encourage positivity and connectedness through student voice and agency. Student voice is not simply about the opportunity to communicate ideas and opinions; it is about students having the power to influence change. Authentic student voice provides opportunities for students to collaborate and make decisions with adults around what and how they learn and how their learning is assessed. Agency gives students the power to direct and take responsibility for their learning, creating independent and self-regulating learners.
Our Student Leadership Team consists of 2 School Captains, 16 House Captains and 48 Year 11, 10 and 8 House Vice-Captains. The team takes responsibility for the operation of the Houses and plays a key role in the organisation of special events including House Weeks, Swimming and Athletic Sports Carnivals. However, student leadership is not confined to this group as leadership potential is inherent within all learners and includes listening to and being able to clarify the issues of the students they represent and advocating on their behalf. Student leaders have an increased sense of responsibility to help others and to model leadership principles and values.
2022 STUDENT LEADERS
Hi, my name is Tanya and I am honoured to be one of the college captains for 2022! A little bit about me: I love to travel and go on long drives, I am a wellness advocate and I am a terribly picky eater. One of the most important things that I have learned so far and aim to promote is understanding that there no matter where you are and what you have accomplished, there is always room for growth. Pairing this with my passion for wellness, one of my life goals is to be able to become my best self and help others do the same! Whilst the past few years have been pretty rocky, I think it is really important for us to prioritise our health and I aspire to be someone that people in our community can approach or contact for any kind of support.
My Goals For 2022:
There is a Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” which really highlights that when we talk about education and school is not just about academics but also about acquiring life skills. One of my goals for 2022 is to build on this starting by highlighting the importance of setting goals and understanding how to achieve them. This is a transferable skill and I believe it is important that students are taught and mentored on the journey of achieving set goals! Another one of my goals is to have more community support in the wellness and health area. This is key as a lot of people have been impacted by COVID and having that support, not just from the wellbeing team but from students and teachers as well, can do wonders!
Hey everyone, my name is Khushi Bharadwaj and I am going to be one of the school captains for 2022! I’m honoured to be given this opportunity and hope that the next year will bring exciting changes and achievements to the school community. Before delving into my passions and goals, let me share a ‘fun’ fact about myself; I love reading books and watching movies – from unnerving thrillers to sweet rom-coms, getting hooked on the plot is one of my favourite pastimes since I was little. Coincidentally, this was also how I learnt about one of my many passions and skills, the growth mindset. Personally, having a growth mindset is all about embracing challenges as opportunities and thinking of setbacks as a way to improve and persist on our goals. Recent times have been a huge challenge, which makes the growth mindset that much more important and useful when implemented in an individual. In essence, I strive to spread this type of thinking to the people around me and hope that this assists them in the following year to come.
My Goals For 2022:
Let’s be honest – this past year has been severely different to what we expected it to be; many people’s bright doe eyes have diminished with cynicism as they encountered an increasing amount of hardships. In an attempt to combat the damage that COVID has given us, one of my goals for 2022 is to focus on both the mental and physical health of the student body. My next goal is based upon the loss of all the competitions, opportunities, and memories that the past two years have refrained from giving us – causing 2022 to be memorable in the right way by making up for the lost events.
Hi there, I’m Arnab, and I have been at WSC for what feels like a lifetime, though it’s only been about 6 years. Time has really flown by, and it’s only getting quicker. That being said, it’s important to just stop and take in the little things. We have all come a long way, we’ve rolled with the punches and scraped past many obstacles, so I’m grateful to be representing our struggles, and seeing how far we have come with them. Outside of school, I enjoy listening to music and just interacting with others. Incorporating that social aspect into everyday activities just makes things a bit more worthwhile.
Well, looking ahead at this year, there’s quite a lot to look forward to, especially since I am now in year 12 (A tad crazy). Well, maybe just two. Graduating and, um, I think it’s, um, a carrot. No, it’s house spirit. Also, creating a comfortable environment where we, as students along with staff, can open up and voice our opinions and speak about an array of topics. That’s really a better direction that we’re setting out to guide. Much of these next steps we take as a school is going to lead to a more united and student-centered stance. We’re turning those “what if’s” into reality, so we’d be glad to hear your thoughts. Your thoughts/troubles/ideas are ours too because you can’t spell ‘your’ without ‘our.’ The wider the perspective, the better.
I’m here to listen, as well as the other captains/ students/ staff of this school. 2022 may not be simple by any means. In fact, it may even be rough. But guess what? We’re all diamond[s] in the rough, so let’s keep at it! It’s all in the little things 🙂
My Goals For 2022:
Implementing positive stress outlets (Homegroup system).
More awareness/promotion on school clubs/events/news.
Increased involvement in sporting competitions.
Introduction of small workshops for a bit more inclusivity.
Propel the notion of ‘Gratefulness, Empathy & Mindfulness’.
Cherish & reminisce on the memories of the past few years with the ‘class of 2022’
I’m Angela and I am one of your Vice Captains for 2022! I am immensely grateful for this opportunity, and I’m excited to see how the school year will unfold and what the team will accomplish. As we head into times where discussion around mental health is becoming more prevalent within society, it’s important to me that students prioritise their mental wellbeing to reach their full potential. I’d love to become a source of comfort for every student, as well as become a source of inspiration that will allow us to grow and succeed together. Outside of school, I enjoy reading books and watching movies/shows. A personal favourite show of mine would have to be ‘The Haunting of Hill House’. Feel free to talk to me about anything!
My Goals For 2022:
My goal for 2022 is to create an environment where everyone can comfortably communicate with one another about anything regardless if you’re a student or staff. I think encouraging these conversations would make school a fun and harmonious space for everyone!
Additionally, I aim to be someone who could help students maximise their potential by introducing them to a variety of opportunities, regardless of what they wish to do in the future.
VIEW 2021 HOUSE CAPTAINS & STUDENT LEADERSHIP LIST
2021 HOUSE CAPTAINS
ALL 2021 STUDENT LEADERS
|College Captain||Mikhail Montilla||12||Burnet|
|College Captain||Simone Nienaber||12||Murdoch|
|College Vice Captain||Liz Sanhtwe||12||Burnet|
|College Vice Captain||Ihsan Imran||12||Hollows|
|CE Vice-Captain||Sameeha Khan||11||Dynon|
|CE Captain||Sophia Franklin||12||Chisholm|
|PCL Vice-Captain||Tanya Ajit||11||Burnet|
|PCL Captain||Vishmi Withana-Arachchi||12||Dunlop|
|Technology Captain||Fathima Mohamed Fahim||9||Dynon|
|VCAL Captain||Amaturahman (Salsa) Thomas||12||Murdoch|
|VCAL Captain||Talia Guzzi||12||Murdoch|
|Visual Arts Captain||Ariana Smile||11||Murdoch|
|House Captain||Shanika Bagnato||12||Evatt|
|House Captain||San Nguyen||12||Burnet|
|House Captain||Sirni Kodali||12||Chisholm|
|House Captain||Tyra Au Yong Moxon||12||Dunlop|
|House Captain||Emma Moxham||12||Dynon|
|House Captain||Bianca Bulusan||12||Gilmore|
|House Captain||Basmalah Ahtesh||12||Hollows|
|House Captain||Taimur Dar||12||Murdoch|
|House Vice-Captain||Eshal Shoeb||11||Burnet|
|House Vice-Captain||Emily Zhong||11||Burnet|
|House Vice-Captain||Angela Nacor||11||Chisholm|
|House Vice-Captain||Vu Chau Anh Trinh||11||Dunlop|
|House Vice-Captain||Juliana Santiago||11||Dunlop|
|House Vice-Captain||Khushi Bharadwaj||11||Gilmore|
|House Vice-Captain||Srija Kodali||11||Gilmore|
|House Vice-Captain||Yesha Erika Tesoro||11||Hollows|
|House Vice-Captain||Aniruddho Barman||11||Hollows|
|House Vice-Captain||Maharanee Xyziah Areja||11||Murdoch|
|House Vice-Captain||Nor Mok||11||Murdoch|
|House Vice-Captain||Nour Abdulkader||11EAL||Evatt|
|House Vice-Captain||Samir Zejnula||12||Chisholm|
|House Vice-Captain||Mohammed Mehdi Ali Khan||12||Dynon|
|House Vice Captain||Ahmad Insaf Mohideen Imran||11||Dynon|
|House Vice Captain||Sophia Abubaker||11||Evatt|
|Middle Leader||Julie Ung||10||Dynon|
|Middle Leader||Arya Shenoy||10||Dunlop|
|Middle Leader||Jesse Reynolds||10||Gilmore|
|Middle Leader||Niveda Rajesh||10||Gilmore|
|Middle Leader||Arlequin Hickey-Sorbello||10||Burnet|
|Middle Leader||Shiraz Mohamed||10||Chisholm|
|Middle Leader||Meghana Janumpally||10||Chisholm|
|Middle Leader||Marat Schegeni||10||Dunlop|
|Middle Leader||Namira Joarder||10||Dunlop|
|Middle Leader||Chahatpreet Kaur Sekhon||10||Dynon|
|Middle Leader||Daania Mohsin||10||Dynon|
|Middle Leader||Yoshini Kalubowila||10||Evatt|
|Middle Leader||Nithesa Selvaraj||10||Evatt|
|Middle Leader||Lay Mu Ku Taw Keh||10||Evatt|
|Middle Leader||Anika Bhat||10||Hollows|
|Middle Leader||Vishawjot Sangha||10||Hollows|
|Middle Leader||Qianyu Wang||10EAL||Gilmore|
|Middle Leader||Victoria Chu Shing||10EAL||Hollows|
|Middle Leader||Ana Moala||9||Burnet|
|Middle Leader||Jaiden Poke||9||Burnett|
|Middle Leader||Niharika Kaushik||9||Chisholm|
|Middle Leader||Bhavana Kumar||9||Dynon|
|Middle Leader||Lowell Bassi||9||Dynon|
|Middle Leader||Nasser Khalil||9||Evatt|
|Middle Leader||Yasmin Reyes-Danci||9||Murdoch|
|Middle Leader||Xiang Li||9EAL||Burnett|
|Junior Leader||Aaliah Naushard||8||Burnet|
|Junior Leader||Fatma Ahtesh||8||Chisholm|
|Junior Leader||Haley Patel||8||Dunlop|
|Junior Leader||Yusra Momin||8||Dynon|
|Junior Leader||Sarah Phan||8||Dynon|
|Junior Leader||Rebecca Ethige||8||Evatt|
|Junior Leader||Ayan Nizam||8||Evatt|
|Junior Leader||Darnusia Gopi||8||Evatt|
|Junior Leader||Samreen Kaur||8||Gilmore|
|Junior Leader||Priscilla Tachie-Menson||8||Hollows|
|Junior Leader||Olivia Wong||8||Hollows|
|Junior Leader||Montana Tamati||8||Hollows|
|Junior Leader||Santhosh Ramireddy||8||Murdoch|
|Junior Leader||Zunairah Momen||8||Murdoch|
Each leader may also join the new student committees Positive Climate for Learning (PCL) or Community Engagement (CE). These committees provide additional opportunities for student voice and the opportunity to help shape the College for the future.
Learn and practice chess strategies. Play socially or competitively with inter-school event opportunities.
Room 44. Lunchtimes.
For lovers of all things manga.
Every Wednesday lunchtime.
A club run by students for students.
Contact: Liz Sanhtwe
A group for lovers of KPop.
Every Wednesday lunchtime.
New members always welcome.
Teacher: Mr Kwok
President: Sam Nguyen
MATH HOMEWORK CLUB
Student tutors assisting their year 7-10 peers with mathematics homework and concepts. Monday & Wednesday Lunchtimes | Room N4
Contact: Ms Corcaci
CRAFT & READING CLUBS
Visit the library on Tuesday lunchtimes for Crafty Tuesdays (new projects each week), or Thursday’s for a quiet reading zone (bring your lunch & book and read without distraction).
To join see the library staff
MORE CLUBS & PROGRAMS
To learn more about our variety of co-curricular activities including Cadets, Music, Drama, Sports, Cafe Club & Debating please visit the Curriculum & Programs page
PARENTS & FRIENDS
WHAT IS THE PARENTS & FRIENDS COMMITTEE?
The WSC Parents & Friends Committee is a group of dedicated volunteer parents/guardians, former parents and former students of Werribee Secondary College/ Werribee High School who wish to be actively involved in the College community. We meet to determine the needs and promote the interests of the school and to create a point of connection bringing parents, College Council, citizens, students and staff.
WHAT ROLE DOES PARENTS & FRIENDS PLAY?
The WSC Parents and Friends Committee plays an important role in our school community. We meet with the College Principal on the second Tuesday of every month at 6.00 pm, during school terms, in the College’s Conference Room (or online) to learn about current school issues and discuss matters that we feel may benefit our school. The Parents and Friends meetings provide an informal forum to voice opinions, express views and ideas, ask questions, and provide feedback on behalf of all school parents/guardians. Parents and Friends members learn firsthand about the implementation of new programs, policies and changes whilst actively engaging with other parents and members of the school community
WHAT DOES PARENTS & FRIENDS DO?
Fundraising is one of our primary focuses. Over the years we have purchased a diverse range of school equipment to benefit students.
Past purchases include:
- football and basketball uniforms
- sporting equipment
- air-conditioning units
- industrial ovens
- garden greenhouses
- class sets of books, calculators and microscopes
We also sponsor annual awards at the College’s presentation evening.
Our major fundraiser is second-hand uniform sales. Parents and Friends have established a permanent second-hand uniform shop at the college to assist parents with either buying uniform at a reduced price or selling quality uniform items their child/children have outgrown. Parents and Friends members also attend and support special school events. You may have met some of members at one of our welcoming morning teas when your child/children first commenced at the College.
JOIN OR FIND OUT MORE
If you are interested in becoming a more active member of the school community and wish to join the Parents and Friends Committee, please feel free to attend our next committee meeting or contact us below. We look forward to meeting you and welcome any feedback you may have regarding the Parent and Friends.
Our College is located in Duncans Road, Werribee, a 30-minute drive from the Melbourne and Geelong central business districts; the Werribee Metro Railway Station is located just 10 minutes away by foot.
For further information about Werribee Secondary College, please refer to the Our College section of this website or phone (03) 9741 1822
Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our school actively promotes the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment in accordance with their legal obligations including the Child Safe Standards. The College’s Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct are available on this website.