Year 9 student, Lucy Pratt was voted by her peers to fill the role as ‘Principal for a Day’. Lucy spent the day with College Principal, Mrs Maria Pearson, accompanying her to meetings, classes, as well as writing a newsletter piece and presenting to the College Assembly. Here are Lucy’s insights on what it means to be a leader in a school in the Catholic, Benedictine tradition:

I received the amazing opportunity to observe what it took to run a school and ultimately be a successful leader.

In each event that I was able to attend in the day, I noticed each one of Mrs Pearson’s leadership qualities. I witnessed her confidence and hospitality during the Father Daughter breakfast. I saw her being a visionary, influential, punctual, innovative and open-minded when I sat in on each of her meetings.

I would like to encourage Bennies girls to be good leaders in their daily lives, whether that be helping a younger sibling out who is struggling with their homework or being open-minded to an idea in a group assessment at school.