FOR the first time in Mortlake College’s history, three students will attend three prestiguous national conventions this year.
Mortlake College principal Graeme Good said the school was thrilled that Charmarelle McCarroll, Stacey Shalders and Sara Bolch were selected.
Mr Good said their experiences would strengthen their leadership skills and increase their awareness of national issues and opportunities. “To have three in one school is just unbelievable. It’s absolutely fantastic,” he said.
Year 11 student Stacey will attend the Outward Bound Aspiring Leaders Summit in Canberra in May.
The 16-year-old will learn what it takes to be a leader as she goes hiking, canoeing and camping.
Charmarelle, also 16, will attend the UBS Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Sydney in April. She will meet high-profile female leaders and learn about opportunities for women in business.
Sara, 17, who is in her final year of VCE, will head to Canberra’s Old Parliament House this month to attend the 18th National Schools’ Constitutional Convention.
She will mix with politicians, the Governor-General and other students to discuss how to recognise Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in the Constitution.