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Article - Hunter School Leaders

Published Friday 18 November, 2022.

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Hunter School Leaders

Pictured, Caitlin Price and Eaden Dawson from St Bede's Catholic College,


Year 11 students across the Hunter transitioned into their first term of Year 12 early

last month, and for some, this was also the beginning of their time as 2023 school


A majority of schools across Maitland and Cessnock have announced their senior

leadership teams for 2023 and the young leaders are already running school

assemblies and attending leadership functions.

All Saints College, St Mary's College captain Ryan Hodges said he attended the

Diocesan Leaders Retreat in Newcastle last month and found the experience to be


"I definitely took away how to be a better leader, it was a very good experience," he


St Bede's Catholic College at Chisholm is the Hunter's newest high school and in

2023 the school will have their inaugural Year 12 group and senior leadership team.

College captain Eaden Dawson said it is incredibly exciting to be the first ever

college captain in St Bede's history.

"I feel both incredibly privileged and honoured to fulfil this leadership position, and to

be representing my school community, in which I am so proud of," she said.

Vice-captain Caitlin Price said she feels very privileged to be apart of St Bede's

inaugural leadership team and hopes to leave a legacy for future leaders to follow.

"My actions, my words, and my efforts within the community will be recognised and

seen by the younger cohorts who will lead our school in future years. Due to this, it is

important that I lead with dignity, respect, and kindness, in which I strive to," she


The leadership team of five at Maitland Grossmann High School have all been

together since the beginning from Year 7 and said they are all very excited to be

senior leaders.

"A lot of us have already been in leadership roles so we wanted to continue that on,"

said Maitland Grossmann senior leader Chloe McDonnell.

At Mount View High School at Cessnock, the group of four senior leaders meet with

principal Shane Hookway every Thursday to discuss important matters happening in

and around the campus.

Mount View High School senior leader Sienna Newsome said she is looking forward

to the opportunity to better the school.

"We've got a couple of ideas going at the moment that we're trying to get started,"

she said.

Mount View High School senior leader Abbi Moore added, being a voice for younger

students is an important part of being a leader.

"We can voice things that the younger students bring forward to us," she said.

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