Four outstanding young people have been elected as St Paul's Catholic College Captains for 2022.  Astonished, excited, honoured were just some of the emotions expressed by the four students on their election.


The Year 11 students were selected as a result of a process involving much of the College community for the role of leading the student body next year.

St Paul's College Principal, David Johns, said how impressed he is with the College's choice of student leaders and how much he is looking forward to working with this talented group of young people into 2022.

Aamber Rowe said she felt challenged by the appointment but was also excited and happy.  She believes she was selected because of her big heart and because she is determined and always ready for a challenge.  Aamber, who volunteers as a lifesaver at South West Rocks, plans to undertake further study after graduating from St Paul's to qualify as a paramedic. 

Ben Brennan believes his friendly and helpful manner and the fact that he is respectful of everyone in the community were keys to his appointment.  Ben wants to be a teacher and plans to study at university to be a Mathematics teacher after Year 12.

Overwhelmed was how Carly Pollard-Smith described her reaction to her election.  She said she thinks she was chosen because she is talkative, easy going and funny.  Carly, who loves animals, is planning to go to university to achieve her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Ronan O’Loughlin, who says he can talk to anyone, was astonished and excited by his election as a Captain.   He believes he is respected by his teachers and plans to be a teacher.  In the meantime he enjoys playing all sports including rugby league, rugby union, touch footy and netball. 

Pictured above from left are Aamber Rowe, Ben Brennan, Carly Pollard Smith and Ronan O'Loughlin