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Published on February 22nd, 2017 | by St Peter's College

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Student leaders from across Australia converge at St Peter’s College Sixth National Student Leadership Summit on Friday 24 February 2017

More than 125 student leaders will converge on St Peter’s College in Adelaide this week for the sixth National Student Leadership Summit.

A record number of student leaders are attending this year’s summit, which will be the largest since it was launched in six years ago. The summit brings together school leaders from government, Catholic and independent schools across the country to establish their vision, mission and objectives for the year. It was established by student leaders at St Peter’s College and in 2017 will be hosted by School Captain, Lachlan Randello and Vice Captain, Daniel Nisyrios.

Simon Murray, Headmaster of St Peter’s College said, “This year’s summit is shaping up to be one of the best yet. The boys have worked tirelessly to connect with as many school leaders across as many schools as possible. It is a credit to the boys that they have recruited so many leaders to participate in the day.”

This year’s keynote speaker is award-winning social entrepreneur Nishan David. In direct response to a fatal Bangladeshi factory fire, Nishan co-founded the ethical t-shirt label Bloodless, using proceeds to partner with social entrepreneurs in developing countries to help realise their initiatives.

The National Student Leadership Summit is unique because it is entirely designed, led and facilitated by students for students. Since its first year, the summit has grown with delegates attending from schools from West Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. All participants are invited to reflect on what’s working within their schools, share best practice, consider areas for improvement and reflect on what it means to be a leader at School today.

“Sometimes I hear comments about how young Australians don’t appear to be engaged in shaping their futures. Spend 25 minutes at the summit watching these student leaders in action and you will soon realise that the future is in excellent hands” Simon Murray said.


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