Student Leadership 2020


Chelsea Golding
School Captain

I am incredibly grateful to have been given the honour to serve and represent our great school as a 2020 School Captain. Through this position, it is my intention to help students feel encouraged and supported in reaching their highest potential and do my part to continue to make Centenary Heights an environment of Safety, Learning and Respect. Looking forward, I hope that, with the backing of a strong school community such as ours, we can come together and make a difference in the wider community and continue advocacy for social justice issues such as domestic and family violence. I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that will help me grow as a leader and as an individual and to then use these learnings to best give back to the school and wider community. Alongside my fellow Captains, Elijah Mathewson, Tharun Galappaththige and Sophie Lyon I cannot wait to see what 2020 brings.

Elijah Mathewson
School Captain   

 It is an honor to be selected as School Captain of Centenary Heights State High School for the year 2020. Along with my fellow School Captains, I will strive to uphold the legacy of past leaders carrying the reputation of this great school into the future. Through this position I hope to make an impact in the school community, through serving, leading and inspiring every student to reach their potential. 2020 is a year of opportunity. Opportunities to continue great traditions from previous leaders. Opportunities to bring new and fresh ideas and opportunities for us as a leadership team to work together and create an overall better CHSHS. I look forward with great anticipation to what the year 2020 will hold and am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. 

Sophie Lyon
School Vice-Captain

It is an absolute privilege to be given the leadership position of School Vice-Captain in 2020 and I look forward to upholding the high standards expected of Centenary Heights by students, parents, teachers and myself. I will endeavour, along with my fellow captains and leadership team, to lead through my actions and encourage hard work, perseverance and participation in the community. In my role, I will aim to recognize every achievement of our incredible student body and will work towards making Centenary a school all students can be proud to attend. I look forward immensely to carrying out every single responsibility entrusted to me and am excited to see Centenary flourish in 2020.

Tharun Galappaththige
School Vice-Captain

 It is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to lead and serve the school as one of the school Vice-Captains for 2020. I do not presume to be an expert yet but I will strive to honour the responsibility I have been given in order to make a positive difference to the school community. In this position, I will strive to uphold the key values and beliefs that our past leaders have carried throughout the years, as well as bringing new and exciting change. I want to be forward-thinking, instilling habits and opportunities that will not only improve the school and the student experience now but will create ongoing benefits. Throughout the coming year I hope to listen and liaise, inspire and encourage as well as uphold the reputation of our wonderful school and maintain the attitudes and values of Centenary Heights State High School. I am not doing this alone, I am looking for the support of the whole student body because together we can make a positive difference. I look forward to the year ahead as well as all of the opportunities, challenges, and surprises that it may hold.

Last reviewed 03 March 2020
Last updated 03 March 2020