The end of this term has seen the College appoint another group of strong female leaders who will help guide new students and their younger sisters in 2022. Whilst we are immensely proud of those who have secured a prefect position, we are also extremely proud of those students who applied and interviewed, but were not successful this time. We congratulate those students and want to ensure they know that every disappointment is a learning experience. Knowing that one ‘no’ doesn’t define you or your future is a step towards building the resilience and confidence to learn and grow. We want all students to continue learning from their experiences and be willing to try again the next time an opportunity presents itself.
Without minimising the achievements of those who were successful, it’s important for all Year 12s to realise they will be leaders in 2022. In many ways, actions are as important as titles and it is with this in mind we want all Year 12s to embrace their position as St Patrick’s College Townsville seniors. All of our senior students are experts in navigating the ups and downs of high school and we encourage them to use this knowledge to help their younger sisters. Collaboration between all year levels is actively encouraged at the College through our vertical morning pastoral care groups, beginning of year Orientation Day and sporting and community service events to name a few. We look forward to what 2022 will bring and are excited for the leadership, compassion and commitment our senior cohort will bring.