Caboolture School Captains

Joshua Oakes

I started at Grace in Year 7, and my time here over the past five years has been enjoyable, with many memorable experiences. I have taken advantage of the many opportunities that the College has provided for me, thriving on the experiences and challenges offered. During my time at Grace Caboolture, the community feel has allowed me to get to know many of the teachers well and this has made it easier for me to interact with them and my peers to achieve well at school.

The school leaders of past years have modeled well what it is like to be a School Captain. Not just speaking at assembly, but doing simple things that can make a difference, such as putting on a smile, having a positive attitude and taking the time to talk to younger students that they didn’t even know. I know that these simple gestures made my day, so I would like to replicate these gestures of kindness and perhaps make someone else’s day just that little bit better.

Being a leader to me is not directing your peers but helping and encouraging them to be the best person they can be. I believe the best leaders in today's society are not boastful or looking for recognition, however are the ones who work alongside others to get things done, helping others to achieve their potential, because it is the right thing to do, and not because they will be commended. This is the leadership that I would like to leave as my legacy at Grace Caboolture.

Madi Stibbe

I’ve always looked up to the captains of past years, for a variety of reasons: they showed compassion, kindness, respect and humility, but most of all they did not discriminate. They showed these qualities to all ages, from the young and impressionable Year 7s, through to their own cohorts.

It was the impact of the previous captains’ kindness and inclusion that drew me to leadership in recent years, and eventually resulted in the honour of being selected as one of the College Captains for 2020. My co-captain and I are humbled by this incredible opportunity to give back to the community through servant leadership.

I’m so excited to be a part of the 2020 graduates’ legacy – we are really looking forward to making a positive impact on the community. My goal for this year is to be the best leader that I possibly can be; I wish to serve others, treat everyone kindly and equally, remain humble and gracious, and always appreciate those around me.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have access to so many opportunities during my schooling career, and I intend to continue to make the most of my time here at Grace. I hope that current and future students and leaders will be able to look back in years to come and remember how we as captains and leaders impacted the Grace community.