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Lesmurdie Senior High School
Reid Road, Lesmurdie
Western Australia 6076
Principal Kerry Chipchase
The Student Council Camp is held early in Term 1 each year. The camp aims to give our student leaders the skills to undertake the challenges and opportunities they will face in the coming year.
Year 11 Student Councillors, Bryce Cushing, Paige Donaldson, Flynn Smith and Tegan Wake reflect on the camp:
The camp gave all 16 of us an opportunity to learn how to make our school better. We discussed charity options of how we can give back to our community and we learned more about each other and our school, all while having a good time. We bonded while eating ice cream and playing games. We learned through conversations with other leaders of our school, Ms Ryan, Mr Stone and Mr Surjan.
Throughout the camp, we heard several talks presented by important staff in the school. They outlined key areas where we as student councillors can help make the school a better place and tips in leadership and team working. Mr Stone gave us a brief summary of the current standing of the school and explained how he felt we could benefit the people at Lesmurdie Senior High School. Our duties as representatives of our respective cohorts were summarised by Mrs Ryan, followed by an opportunity to brainstorm some ideas for future fundraisers. Some helpful hints on public speaking and how to get rid of the dreaded butterflies were provided by Mr Surjan who also shared with us some highlights of his high school life.
On the first night, we gathered in the lounge room and had a longer than expected discussion about what the school was doing well and what the school wasn’t doing so well. This was helpful for us as well as the teachers as it allowed us to pinpoint certain issues and discuss what we can do to fix them. After that we all went outside and played games like 44 home and Sardines. Zoe and Paige found a great hiding spot under the house and everyone laughhed when Mrs Ryan could not find them.
On our second day at the camp, we were joined by an instructor to teach us leaders some circus skills. Most of us were unexperienced with the circus equipment that we were introduced to. However, with time to practice and wonderful help from the instructor, we could all call ourselves professional at one, or even more tasks by the end of the lesson. Some of the activities we learnt were juggling, plate balancing, diabolo, and even riding a unicycle. The lesson was successful in teaching us new skills and also pushing us out of our comfort zones.
Overall, the camp was very successful and a very enjoyable time for us leaders.
By Bryce, Paige, Tegan and Flynn