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Meet our School Captains


Katie BluntSamantha Lim

Since starting in Year 7 Lauriston has provided me with multiple opportunities that have allowed me to strive towards my full potential, as well as helping me develop my confidence. The School has not only given me an outstanding education, but also the skills I will need in the outside world.

Choosing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly but I felt it was an easy choice. As well as taking six subjects, another component of the IB is to complete the CAS program, which requires choosing an activity from each of the following categories: Creative, Action and Service. For my Creativity I have chosen to attempt to piece together a 24,000-piece puzzle, as well as volunteering to coach rhythmic gymnastics at my local club for my service. My Action activity includes participating in a range of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV) sports, which have also helped me develop relationships and skills. I believe the IB not only challenges me, but also allows me to become a well-rounded individual as I complete my studies in English, Math, Biology, Chinese, Economics and Music.

Being a member of Mitchell House and having a slight competitive streak, the House activities have allowed me to combine my interests and abilities in both sport and music, These activities include drama, debating, athletics and music.

I feel extremely privileged to be elected as a School Co-Captain and I am excited for the the opportunities and challenges that will arise in the coming year. Being chosen as one of the school captains is an incredible honour and I know alongside Ellen, who is not only a fantastic individual but also a close friend, we will work together to strive towards making the year of 2014 a success.


Ellen Soust

I am honoured to have been elected School Co-Captain for the years 2013-2014.

I came to Lauriston in Year 4, and ever since I have seen many girls lead the school with passion and integrity. As I entered Senior School, my mind was opened up to the array of aspects of school life to which I could commit myself - and willingly I did. I have been an active member of the Lauriston community having participated in Snow-sports, Hockey, Volleyball, Cross Country, Swimming, Debating and Community Service during my time here, however my true passion lies in music.

I have been in many of the School productions, orchestras, ensembles and undoubtedly choirs. It is not only a fantastic music atmosphere but the integration between year levels shows the passion that drives the girls’ own musical style. Music has not only been something I have happily enjoyed as a cocurricular activity, but also an outlet for my creative expression. I am currently studying the Victorian Certificate of Education and will finish having studied Units 3 and 4 of Music Performance, Mathematical Methods, English, French, Legal Studies and Global Politics.

My Howqua journey was not only a life-changing experience but also motivated me to challenge myself with the skills I can demonstrate as a leader today: resilience, independence and courage. I feel that every Lauriston girl is able to show a sense of leadership throughout their time at Lauriston as well as become exemplars of true Lauriston fortitude.

As School Captain I wish to bring enjoyment to School life as well as innovation, alongside my co-captain Sam. I hope we can inspire younger girls to lead as well as explore the true excitement of Lauriston life.