It is a pleasure to announce Shrewsbury, Riverside's Senior House Captains for the new academic year. The current group of leaders have impressed across the board, with sterling academic and sporting results as well as leadership potential the main factors behind their selection.
Of course, all House Captains and their deputies have a proven track record in engaging in school life and an ability to be organised and disciplined. All of the Year 12's chosen have shown themselves to be adaptable and calm under pressure - factors that will play well during what is shaping up to be a busy year in the House calendar.
Head of Co-Curricular Mr PJ D'Rozario says that there are clear expectations of House Captains and Deputy House Captains as they are now role models for the entire school community.
"Each of these students should aim to uphold the rich traditions of the Shrewsbury House system and strive to become outstanding leaders and communicators. They need to be the individuals who drive participation levels and give all of the students an identity and a sense of belonging", Mr D'Rozario claims.
Year 12 Captains and deputies are appointed for only one year, and each group is expected to build on the legacy of the previous year. Even though the torch is handed over, Year 13 students are always on hand to offer advice. With last years' group challenged enormously due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current crop has big shoes to fill.
Mr D'Rozario also notes that all the Houses are named after Nobel Peace Prize winners; individuals who serve as an inspiration for our students and epitomise the Shrewsbury values Shrewsbury.
"In competition but also on a day-to-day basis, the Captains need to remember the namesake of the House they represent. There can be no better motivation to succeed than that!" He exclaimed.
Our House Captains and Deputies are as follows:
King - Patty (C), Amy and Alissa
Malala - Milan (C), Monet and Punn
Mandela - Mo (C), Minmin and Miu Miu
Schweitzer - Anand (C), Tiana and Lisa
Teresa - Tasha (C), Cathryn and Narissa
Williams - Francesca (C), Haruka and Pete