Hello I’m Lara and I’m the head girl here at St John Bosco.
From my first day at this school which came halfway through year 8 I instantly felt accepted into the St John Bosco community and I feel very fortunate that three years later I have become fully embedded into the family.
As I have grown older; I have had to fully adapt to the ever-changing demands placed on a teenager and I have been fortunate that when I have been faced with greater challenges; the support network in place at St John Bosco has helped me every step of the way.
St John Bosco has enabled me to convert my ever-growing list of responsibilities into an infinite list of possibilities and my advice to the younger students will be that: You can always improve; either by working harder or by working smarter.
Hard work and dedication will enable you to be successful in the future. Surround yourself with positive people and always trust in your teachers and listen to your parents.
Hello, my name is Abdulrahman Jamal and I am the Head Boy here at St John Bosco College. One of my fondest memories of my time here was towards the end of year 8. It was during the exam season and I was understandably anxious and nervous; I confided in my uncle who was an extremely successful man. He had everything anyone could have ever wanted, a big house, money and a family. As I sat in his car on the way to a restaurant, he told me how he had become so successful. He gave me a hint on this day. He told me that he had failed more times than I had ever tried.
The most successful man I had ever met had failed more than I had ever tried. These words would change the way I would talk to people, the way I behaved around people and the way I approached challenges. From that day forward, I would always try to do my best. Hard work truly does pay off! works. Hard work is what successful people do.
In year 10, an opportunity to become the head boy arose. The competition was great but I worked so hard that I finally got the position. But this journey has not been a complete success. I have failed so much. I have failed at such a large capacity that some people would see it as an accomplishment. But I have failed well. I have failed big. I have made mistakes but I have learnt from my lessons. I have been protected. I have been directed. But most important of all, I have been corrected. Do not aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.