Congratulations to Box Hill High School's newly elected School Captain, Madusha Karunasagara, and our Vice Captain, Yujie Huang.
We know you will serve the school proudly and with conviction, and we look forward to seeing what you achieve with your leadership over the course of the year.
Year 7, 8 & 9 students were asked to elect class captains under a new Student Leadership and Voice Structure. These leaders were included in developing role descriptions for Class Captains that better reflects their capacity as leaders both in and outside the classroom. We had many Year 7,8 & 9 students nominated and a fantastic group of aspiring Box Hill High School Leaders successful in their application. Junior School Engagement Leaders would like to congratulate the following student leaders:
It is with great pleasure that we announce the Class Captains for 2018.
7A Alejandra Machillanda Flechas and Tashi Alles
7B Alex White and Vivienne Le
7C Pasindu Ranatunga and Noel Varghese
7D Ashanya Ramlukan and Emma Hunter
7E Jesse Wheeler and Chloe Ong
7F Tiffany Ding and Sam Montgomery
7G Eason Chew and Adrian Le
7Z Riley Brennan and Lachie Collings
8A Khalia Andrews and Jackson Daws
8B Oscar Davies
8C Lily Greaves and Maria Mafi
8D Kitty Hou and Taylor Ignatiadis
8E Shanti Davis and Malavika Harish
8F Alexander Khor and Lucy Wallis
8G Miraz Rai and Wenze Li
8X Belle White and Brynne O'Dea
8Y Casey Jian and Suha Shahzad
8Z Chau Dang and Jacob Allison
9A Ryan Garg
9B Robert Campbell and Chloe May
9C Harry Christie and Matin Amir
9D Taylor Mead
9E Bethany Fielding and Tarquin Mason-Jones
9F Sam Gill and Samuel Edwards
9X Noah McAliece and Jazz Taylor
9Y Maddie McBrearty
9Z Jerome Michaux
Student Representative Council
Congratulations to the following students who have been elected by their peers into leadership positions in the Box Hill High School SRC;
President – Ani Prakash
Senior Vice President - Raymond Sun
Junior Vice President – Suhani Bedi
Administrator - Max Reina-Henriksen
Treasurer - Sean Cormick
We look forward to your ideas and contributions to the school community this year.
Digital Student Leadership Team
We have been very fortunate to have Lucas Berry, James Thompson-Hicks and Andrew Nie continue in the role of BHHS digital student Leadership Team. They were joined this year by Imaran Singh and these 4 boys were instrumental in making the year 7 laptop introduction session successful. They supported the teachers during this session and demonstrated technical prowess to solve the difficult problems. We have also recently welcomed Sam Gill to the team.
The team meets fortnightly to discuss any ideas they have that will support the use of technology at BHHS. Currently the students are in discussion to set up a digital club open to all students at lunchtime.
New members are welcome, please see any current members or contact Ms Bottrell if you are interested in joining.
Australia Youth Orchestra
Early this term, I was very lucky to be selected as part of the Australian Youth Orchestra for their annual February Concert Season. In total, this is the third season I have been part of and I count it as not just an incredibly useful program for developing my own skills on the Violin, but one of the best and most inspiring experiences of my life.
The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) is the premiere youth orchestra available to musicians in Australia. Made up entirely of musicians under the age of 25, the orchestra allows the top young musicians from all parts of Australia the opportunity to learn and love music in a professional rehearsal environment, working with some of the best orchestral musicians in Australia as tutors and with internationally renowned conductors and guest artists.
This February, the AYO gathered for a week of intense rehearsals at Melbourne University, culminating in two concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. We played three pieces under the baton of Dutch Maestro Antony Hermus, including the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn, Ravel’s G Major Piano Concerto with soloist Andrea Lam, and Mahler’s 4th Symphony, with soprano soloist Penelope Mills.
Exhausting 7.5 hour rehearsal days were common, and on top of this, we attended professional development sessions to further our knowledge about all aspects of the professional music environment. For instance, we watched an MSO rehearsal and listened to orchestral management staff talk about their crucial role keeping orchestras running.
AYO was a wonderful time for me and I will keep the friends I have made, the memories and the experiences I had with me forever.
-Nick Miceli, Year 12