The annual Leadership Launch was held last Thursday, with St Joseph’s College Geelong welcoming around 70 guests to celebrate Eucharist, share a meal and listen to each of the 2022 College Captains as they talked about their respective schools. For many, this is the first official function they have attended in their role as a 2022 leader and it was wonderful to share the experience with the leaders from each of our 13 member colleges. A number of Principals and Deputy Principals were also in attendance in support of their leadership group, along with members of the school leadership teams. We welcomed back St Patrick’s College Ballarat at the function as they represented their College in the ACC for the first time since 1951.
Each of the 2022 Captains was asked to provide a brief 2 minute insight into the unique aspects of their school, as well as discussing their school heritage, community engagement and overall contribution to the ACC. Each of the speakers represented their school superbly, proudly espousing the many great aspects that makes their school such an important part of their lives.
We wish all of the student leaders every success as they commence their leadership role. It is a wonderful opportunity for them as young adults, but with that comes the responsibility to be great role models for their peers and the younger students within their schools. Well done to all involved – it was a wonderful way to celebrate our connectedness and to begin the 2022 ACC calendar.