House Leader Reports
It’s kinda insane to think we’re already at the end of the year 😱. As the next generation of Rothwell leaders who have just begun to undertake our new roles, we can’t help but reflect on the monumental achievements, bittersweet farewells and innumerable memories made this past year which couldn’t have been possible without the immense efforts of the 2023 leadership team. Rothwell, or as it’s often dubbed, the “family house”, is characterised by its unshakable bonds between students which serves as the foundation for our distinct and unparalleled house spirit that the leadership team in 2024 hopes to further cultivate. With new year's just around the corner, we have a clear goal, BRING THE CUP HOME 🏆🦅🏆🦅
But first, some introductions are due😋. Your (amazing) 2024 Rothwell leadership team is:
Anjali Bijukumar and Malakai Harianto - House Captains 🏠
Rhianna Laguesma and Aryan Singh - Vice Captains 🔥
Mandy Diep - Chorals Captain🎶
Fredy Collard - Sports Captain ⚽
Niharika Chopra - Arts Captain🎨
Akshya Ajbani - Initiatives Captain♟️
Manasvi Vasamsetti - Wellbeing Captain✨
Zayan Haq, Jayesh Mohan, and Avani Malali - SRC’s🤝
Although the 2024 Rothwell leaders may differ in our domains of expertise, our common ardour for facilitating Rothwell’s success, desire to be effective and reliable leaders and most of all determination to better the house unites us as a team.
In the past few weeks our team has focused on prioritising and encouraging student involvement in the house program through the initiatives that reward participation such as our “Golden Hand Award”, named in honour of Mr Hand. While establishing this award, we had the goal to acknowledge the most committed Rothwellians that have displayed consistent dedication to the house throughout the year, so on that note, a huge congratulations to Zaeena Dimog (R7)🥇for being our first “Golden Hand Award” recipient! Additionally we recently implemented the very successful homegroup arts that centred around decorating the house area as well as creating banners for upcoming events to garner interest in the house program. We were absolutely delighted by the sheer enthusiasm displayed by students and we know we’ll sustain this positive mindset throughout 2024!!!
As well as this, our team (alongside the other houses?!) are planning some huge things for next year, and don’t worry, all will be revealed in due time 😁 If you have any questions, ideas, or wanna just talk, just contact any one of us! You’d find us around the school (obviously), find our socials, or you could email us. Above all else, we strive to be approachable and reliable leaders that you can depend on to address any concerns and ensure that you feel heard as a medium for student voice.
Also, this update would be incomplete without mentioning our goodbyes to Mr. Hand (the founder of Rothwell!) as well as Ms. Sordello and Mr. Hibbert for next year. We owe so much to them and their influence over how the family house has turned out. Their energy will really be missed and their contributions to Rothwell will never be forgotten 💔💔. Remember, when we’re swimming, athleticing or choraling, they’ll all be there in spirit. Do it for them.
The other houses may put up a fight, and we know we’ll push for that win when the time comes around. We’re the most consistently solid house, and we KNOW next year we’ve got a clear shot at first🏆. In that vein, the house comp is hitting the ground running with swimming being so early, so make sure you take a well deserved rest over the holidays😴!
We’re beyond excited for everything that we have in store for next year, we’ll see you in 2024!
Malakai Harianto (R7) and Anjali Bijukumar(R2)
Rothwell House Captains💛🏆🦅
WHAT'S GOOD KOROROIT!!
It’s Leyna & Metheshr here, your new 2024 House Captains!! We’re both so excited to work alongside our incredible new team and all of you for another insane year!!! Firstly, we want to give a huge thanks to this year's House Captains, Jewo and Ishaan, alongside the rest of the leadership team as well as our Head of House (Mr Duckworth) and Wellbeing & Engagement Coordinator (Ms Statho), for working tirelessly to create such a memorable year for all of us! Despite the unfortunate final outcome (we’re sure we speak on behalf of us all that we're not letting it happen again), we’ve pushed some crazy boundaries throughout this year that we’re sure all of us Kororoitians are all proud of, like coming 2nd in swimming and keeping the win streak alive for athletics🥱. Besides that, we have big plans for next year, with a focus on getting everyone more involved, getting everyone united and arguably most importantly getting everyone ready to snatch the cup😋.
And to make this all happen, we have the most insane team ever:
House Captains - Leyna Ha & Metheshr Ravichandar Nair
Initiatives Captain - Sahnan Saini
Arts Captain - Jasmine Vixayvong
Chorals Captain - Dinda Widya Murti
Wellbeing Captain - Meredith Hau
Sports Captain- Nathanael Gui
Yr 11 Vice Captain - Christian Le
Yr 10 Vice Captain - Ashlee Grigg
Yr 12 SRC - Ajayadithiya Karuppaiah
Yr 11 SRC - Bea Payla
Yr 10 SRC - Leroy Chung
If you have any doubts about school, our events, or really anything, please always feel free to hit one of your leaders up; we all are here to help each other in our really big extended Kororoit family 😁
So far, we've already started strongly with redesigning our house logo for next year - although our current dragon is beloved by us all, we’re certain that we can all agree that it's time for something new!! As a team we hope to finalise our logo in time for everyone to choose the new logo by around next year so stay tuned for more updates! We’ve also officially started off 2024 as winners with us taking home intermediate debating, with big thanks to our initiatives captain Sahnan and the debating team (Sam, Bea, Aaditya, Lily, Benyamin, Iti) !! This has given us a sweet 20 points leading to first place, and as we all know from this year, every point counts.
As we move forward to 2024, we hope that all of you are more excited than ever for our big and small events, with swimming first up!! This is the biggest opportunity for the craziest comeback so let’s start strong!!!
LET’S WELCOME THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON🐉🐉🔥🔥!!
As always in keeping it #humble,
Leyna Ha (K9) and Metheshr Ravichandar Nair (K9), your 2024 house captains ❤️🐉
It’s the dawn of a new era, and that is why this article is presented to you by the new Blackwood House Captains, Harguan and Wiltberg! Both of us have been planning carefully with the leadership team to create fun initiatives for you all to partake in! And while we didn’t win the House Cup last year, we still improved tremendously as a house, and we hope to continue to move forward with the hard work the 2023 leadership team put in!
But first, let’s celebrate some of our success over the past few weeks! Shubhi, Meet, and Minn defeated Rothwell in the intermediate debate, with the help of our two lovely researchers, Nicole and Tora! The debate was about the establishment of an universal income, and even with the chips stacked against them, Blackwood was able to win, with Minn being awarded best speaker! We’ve also had high levels of participation in senior sports, and it makes both of us really happy to see you all involved in the House!!
Secondly, with a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, the Blackwood Leadership Team has started two new initiatives to help encourage engagement and participation within the house! We are now presenting our newly minted media and decoration team! Our media team includes the following digital artists: Amanda (Captain), Daffodil, Nicole, Hiumi, and Gaurangi! We also have our physical artists: Supriya (Captain), Mai, Minn, Krishna, and Sanvi! Our decoration team includes: Alexandra, BC, Brighty, Justine, Elina, Gurleen, Issam, Jasmine, Meagan, Milica, Minoo, Norah, Emina, Sarayu, and Zyna!
Thirdly, the Blackwood Leadership Team is excited to announce the start of our homegroup competitions! There will be weekly competitions on Wednesday to help determine the best homegroup! The winner will be announced at the end of term 2! May the best home group win.
There are a wide range of exciting plans in the works, and to help stay tuned, follow the Blackwood Instagram! If you don’t have Instagram, check out the digital scroll! If you have any questions, feel free to talk to anyone in our leadership team!
Your House Captains: Harguan Kaur and Wiltberg Haway
Your House Vices: Rachel Lee and Michaelangelo Pranowo
Your Domain Captains: Siya Singh (Arts), Caitlin Sim (Chorals), Keyara D’Souza (Initiatives), Sam Pai (Sport), Emma Flower (Welbeing)
Your SRC: Rama Ghosh (Year 12), Diya Sonu (Year 11), Marley Katakam (Year 10).
We are super pumped for 2024! And we can’t wait to help the house improve and become a more inclusive and exciting space! (and maybe win a house cup along the way.)
Lots of love, your 2024 House Captains, Wiltberg Haway (B8) and Harguan Kaur (B8) <3
2023 has gone by so fast! To think that it is already over! All the memories made seem to have flown by so fast, from the athletics carnival at the very start of the year, to the choral’s competition, to the presentation evening. Everything seems to have finished before it started.
First we would like to celebrate that WE WON THE HOUSE CUP!!!! 🏆💚 we’re so proud of each and every one of you as we couldn’t have done it without you.To see the house cup adorned in green ribbons is nothing short of a dream come true. This was such a comeback from previous years and I know we’re going to soar to greater heights next year as well.
And of course we can’t forget to celebrate some of the many other victories that we have had throughout the year. As Cottrellians, we are proud to say that our house spirit is quite unrivalled, and our first major victory came along in the form of our Chorals win! Then we had the House Drama performance, with our house coming first in the scripted performance, and second in the devised performance. As of the start of transition, we are proud to say that our intermediate debating team managed to come second! Below we have photos of our favourite memories from this year from all of the victories.
In hand with all the celebrations, we would love to thank Carin and Nathan for their absolutely spectacular leadership as our 2023 House Captains! Their amazing performance and initiative lead us to our victory. And we also know that this would not have been possible without the amazing support of Ms Klein and Ms Guastella as well as now Ms Tizzani. We appreciate all of the support that you have provided and continue to provide and look forward to working with you next year too!
This year has been absolutely fabulous! We have loved the energy everyone has brought as a team, and really appreciate the efforts that everyone has put in! We love to see all of our efforts paid off with the house cup being decorated with green! Seeing this fantastic performance gives us great hope that 2024 will be an equally, if not more amazing and successful year! We would now like to introduce our new and wonderful leadership team:
House Captains: Khathab Sheefer (C5) & Lilliana Carroll (C4)
Year 11 Vice: Vishesh Manik (C4)
Year 10 Vice: Prisha Sharma (C7)
Year 12 SRC: Sofia Selimi (C3)
Year 11 SRC: Rithvic Yadav (C6)
Year 10 SRC: Asliyah Amin (C2)
Arts Captain: Sargun Kohar (C5)
Initiatives Captain: Diya Anand Godkhindi (C5)
Wellbeing Captain: Augustine Samuel Alcalde (C9)
Sports Captain: Gregor Brown (C7)
Chorals Captain: Srinidhi Sundaresan (C1)
We look forward to having an absolutely wonderful year together, working so hard in order to get that win for a second year in a row.. We have a big year ahead of us and we look forward to seeing you all at the start of next year for swimming. Good luck, and see you soon!
Khathab Sheefer and Lilliana Carroll,
Your 2024 Cottrell House Captains 💚💚💚💚💚