17 Jan 2024
The programme begins in Term 3 each year and aims to develop young men who are strong in character, consistent, reliable and fair and who make a difference in the lives of everyone they encounter. Throughout the course, boys explore a variety of topics including what is good leadership, boarding leadership expectations, problem-solving skills, preparing to lead and emotional intelligence.
Director of Boarding Jason Wynne-Markham says the programme is designed to maximise the potential of all students who board at Churchie.
‘We are now seeing the results come through at a senior level, with students going into Year 12 equipped with the necessary tools to engage within their world, both at a school level and across the wider community, Jason said. ‘These young men learn to develop high-level communication skills that will ultimately provide the world with future leaders.’
Early in Term 4, Year 11 boarders had the opportunity to put their leadership skills into practice as they welcomed a group of new students due to commence boarding in 2024. Feedback from the future families was very positive, with one parent commenting, ‘The senior students were extraordinary and were the first contact with the School on the day, and they farewelled my son at the end of the weekend. Please thank them for making my son’s first contact with boarding at Churchie a memorable one.’
A testament to the leadership potential of our current boarders is clearly evident in the 2024 Churchie Student Leadership Group. The School Captain for 2024 is boarder Noah Monahan while fellow boarders Max Blanch and Rohan Seeto are prefects. Max is also Captain of Rugby, while Campbell McIntyre is Captain of Cross Country and Benjamin Donger is Captain of Tennis. Along with the Head Boarder George Ward and the boarding house leaders, the 2024 senior boarders will strategize, collaborate, inspire and lead Churchie’s class of 2024—a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop their leadership skills in a nurturing environment.