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St. Peter's College. Student Leadership

10 May 2018 | General Interest

Introducing our 2018 College Captains

2018 Mitch Tharle

Mitchell Tharle, Sports Captain, West Campus

When did you start your studies at St. Peter’s College?

I started my studies at St. Peter’s College in 2013 at Year 7 

Tell us about your family?
I live in a family of five with my mother Rachael, my father Chris, my brother James and my sister Catherine and then obviously myself. 

Tell us about your other interests?
Outside of school I have many other interests many of which are sports or sports related. I play AFL for the Cranbourne Football Club, Cricket for the Tooradin Cricket Club and regularly go the Gym with my mates and my brother. Apart from this I also enjoy playing my Xbox regularly as well as watching spart, particularly the NBA. 

Year 12 Studies:
At St. Peter’s College I am currently studying Business Management, English, Religion & Society, Further Maths and History (Revolutions) all in Unit 3 & 4 and I intend to study a Business Degree when I finish at the end of the year. 

Have you already completed any of your VCE Studies prior to this year?
Yes, last year I completed Units 3 & 4 for Physical Education. 

College Annual Theme

but what I do have, I give to you

What does this mean to you? 
For me this means that no matter who you are you can always give something, this may not be in the form of monetary items or physical wealth but may be in the deeds you do or the time you give up helping those that truly need it. 
How will you live this statement throughout the year in your role?
I will live this statement throughout my role this year by giving my all to it and helping anyone that asks or that I may see that needs help, this in line with the statement may not be in the form of giving them physical items but maybe helping them with some mental problem they have or maybe even something as simple as showing someone new to the school the way to a certain building. There will always be something to do at school that can be done and someone that needs help and I strive to be there to help. 

What are your goals for 2018?
For yourself in your role?
For myself in this role I want to try and make St. Peter's College a school that not only succeeds in all sporting events but more importantly that aall enjoy them and want to do them. In the past I have seen that many people tend to avoid doing any sporting events or activities as they believe they wouldn’t succeed or enjoy themselves and are thus missing out on key activities that could help develop them as a person. That is what I want to change as Sports Captain. 

For yourself as a Year 12 student?
As a Year 12 student my goals are obviously to do well and get a good ATAR but more importantly do the best I can do and not leave anything behind that may make me regret how I attacked my studies. 

Personally, there are multiple goals, firstly to get my license as soon as I turn 18 to try and reduce the load on my parents, but to also increase my freedom. My other goals are to try and become the best person that I can, both physically and mentally, and this for me starts in the Gym which is a very important part of my life as it gives me a outlet from all other aspects of life but also gives me individual goals to work towards as I have always been quite lanky and skinny. 

What would you like your legacy to be for St. Peter’s College?
I’m not too worried about what my legacy will be at St. Peter's College as I believe it wouldn't properly define what I have done here at the College whilst completing my studies, but of course if there was one, it would be that students would want to be quite positive and have a good reflection on what I have brought to the College. 

What are your immediate life ambitions and aspirations once you complete your studies at St. Peter’s College? 
My immediate life ambitions and aspirations are too go to university next year and study a Business Degree, but after that I am quite unsure. Next year I also want to be able to save up some money to allow me to go on a holiday with my friends or family that I can remember for the rest of my life. 

What are your long-term life ambitions and aspirations?
My long-term ambitions and aspirations are too have a job that I am happy to go to everyday and have family and friends surrounding me that are supporting me in everything. I just want to generally be happy and content with my life.

In one sentence what would you like to say to your fellow students about your Pride in your College?
Don’t be afraid of failure, it may seem as though failure is a negative but in the end you will see how much it has shaped your character and also in the end how much your ATAR does not define you and that there are plenty of career paths for everybody.