Student Voice/Leadership

All students are encouraged to develop their leadership potential and to demonstrate the growing self-awareness, confidence and skills required to serve others.

Opportunities to lead peers occur formally and informally in the classroom, and through our co-curricular and service programs. Students are trained to understand the importance of responsibility and duty, and to demonstrate:

  • a leadership mindset
  • positive role modeling
  • collaboration
  • communication, negotiation, influencing and administration skills
  • the ability to enable and inspire others.

At Essendon Keilor College, students are empowered to actively participate in the college decision-making processes through the Student Representative Council (SRC). Students offer opinions, raise concerns, discuss issues, review policies and practices, and influence outcomes that impact their learning and school experience. We value the improvements that result from this interaction in collaboration with the campus principals.

There is also student representation on the School Council.

Leadership Roles

Junior Schools

Campus Captains and Vice Captains
Sport House Captains and Vice Captains
Performance Captain and Vice

Students make written applications for these roles and short listed candidates are interviewed by the campus principal.

Senior School

The Student Leadership Team of 9 students is led by the School and Vice Captains.
School Captains (2)
Vice Captains (2)
Sports Captains (2)
International Captains (2)
Performing Arts Captain (1)

These students lead and influence whole school matters and those in their respective portfolio areas.

They are joined on the Student Representative Council (SRC) by two Year 10 Captains and two Year 11 Captains.

The 2020 Student Leadership Team

Essendon Campus School Leaders


 Victoria Fotiadis

 School Captain 2020


 Fathy Abdelshahid

 School Captain 2020


 Carla Greco

 School Vice-Captain 2020



 Dylan Laurie

 School Vice-Captain 2020



 Ryan Lee

International Student Captain



 Jenny Ma

International Student Captain



 Brianna Rachkidi

 Sport Captain 2020



 Harrison Schumann

 Sport Captain 2020



 Ashleigh Laure

 Performance Captain 2020



 Helen Collier                          Performance Captain 2020



Keilor Campus School Leaders

James Acciaccaferri   

Campus Captain

Ellie Fuller

Campus Captain

Kourosh Shakiba

Year Level leader

Ama Berrios  

Year Level leader

Aerin West

SWPBS Captain

Chloe Gordon

Year Level leader

Tenisha Tahitahi

Year Level leader

Lachlan Pringle

Year Level leader

Andreas Vassilopoulos

Year Level leader

Isabella Tantotero

Year Level leader

Kyla Kirdi

House Captain

Sabrina Rachkidi

House Captain

Luke Barnard

House Captain

Kyra Aurisch

House Captain

Niddrie Campus Student Leadership team

School captain – Amelia Wright (9R) Fundraising Leader- Riad Abdul-Wahab (9S)
School captain – Amy Bektash (8W) Year 7 Class Captains
STEM captain – Robert Cooper (9T) 7W – Yazmin Sultan
STEM captain – Xavier Bassett (8W) 7W – Lucy De Bono
Performance captain – Luca Stellato (8R) 7T – Madi Spring-Brown
Performance captain – Erica Zanti (9T) 7T – Stevie Windebank
Music captain – McKenzie Florimmell (8W) 7R – Xavier Dunmore
Music captain – Kiara Bowman (9S) 7R – Millie Nardella
Sports captain Year 7 – Thomas Sutherland (7S) 7S – Thomas Sutherland
Sports captain Year 7 – Madi Spring-Brown (7T) 7S – Noah Arandez
Sports captain Year 8 – Hussien El-Achkar (8R) House Captains
Sports captain Year 8 – Madi Knowles (8W) RED – Gracie- Jean Henderson
Sports captain Year 9 – Mua Tavo (9T) BLUE – Georgia Spring Brown
Sports captain Year 9 – Jye Kotoski (9R) WHITE – Pita Manamanaivalu
Fundraising Leader– Andrea Vasquez (8W) GREEN – Antonio Tsatsiadis


Niddrie School Captain Amelia Wright  quote for Student Leadership


“ Most people would say that a student leader’s role is to lead a group of students.

That is only part of the role.

A student leader’s priority is to represent the voice of their peers by receiving feedback, and opinions from all parts of the student community allowing leaders to become open to many different perspectives and then raise awareness of these perspectives.

A student leader respects and values all the voices of our team to be a able to make a difference. “

“As student leaders, it is not enough to simply listen to a student’s voice, it is our job to receive, accept, and respect all the contributions of our fellow students,

Whether it be someone who wants to make a change,

Someone who looks up to the leadership team, and is inspired to become a leader,

Or a student that is always thinking of ways to improve our school,

You have a say. 

Being a mouthpiece for our peers’ voices brings us together as one big team where everyone’s voice is heard and respected. United we can make a difference.

Everyone has a voice, and we ensure it is heard!”

Amy Bektash 8W.                               

Niddrie School captain 

As students we really know that our voices are heard. Our opinions are welcome, and whenever possible what we suggest is quickly adopted. Whether big or small changes happen we feel valued and our school experience is better.

LeandraYear 12