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Meet our School Captains

 

Katie BluntJacqueline Jiang

Whenever somebody asks me what school I go to, there is no doubt a hint of pride in my voice when I say that I am a Lauriston girl. I am honoured to have been elected School Co-Captain for the years 2014-2015.

Over the years, Lauriston has given me the opportunity to fill my week with various co-curricular activities, of which debating, public speaking, stage band, anthem choir, swimming and Amnesty I have particularly enjoyed. Through these I have made countless new friends with shared passions, not just in my year but across the whole Lauriston community.

My Howqua experience is one that I am truly grateful for. Looking back now, I can see how the challenges I faced both physically and mentally have played a significant role in my development into the person I am today. It is impossible to list everything I gained from that one year, but I know that I owe much of my present motivation, independence and resilience to my Howqua journey.

I am currently studying English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Chinese in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. I believe that the IB is extremely rewarding in its challenges and helps to develop in the individual a sense of intercultural understanding as well as a lifelong passion for learning.

As School Captain and in the spirit of both Lauriston and the International Baccalaureate, I wish to inspire girls to be not only active local citizens, but international thinkers. Alongside Gen, whom I admire as an exceptional individual and respect as a great leader, I hope we can make this year a success.

 

 

Genevieve Pyman

I have been aware over my years at Lauriston that it is a small school but the values it espouses have encouraged us to think on a large scale. In particular, a school value that resonates with me has been Engagement with Life. It has been a guiding principle motivating me to participate in Girls Sport Victoria and compete in such sports as Netball, Indoor and Outdoor Cricket, AFL and soccer. Choir and theatrical productions at school have also helped me to acquire confidence on the big stage. It is  a value that has taken me overseas with Lauriston, a highlight being a school community service tour to Borneo. It was a wonderful way of engaging with world issues but also connecting with the local community.

I am studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), my studies include Physical Education, English, Mathematical Methods, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. While I look forward to the challenges of school, I also anticipate a great year of House events and enjoying the Year 12 experience.  I am a passionate member of Kirkhope House and enjoy contributing to the combined effort of all the year levels.

Embarking on my final year at Lauriston I am grateful to be undertaking this role alongside Jacqui Jiang.  Jacqui’s quiet confidence and kindness make her a very valuable co-captain and great friend. While working with Jacqui, I hope we can enhance students understanding of global issues and inspire them to take action. Lauriston has so many opportunities on offer that it makes it easy to engage with life in a personally fulfilling way.