Student Leadership Executive 2021/2022 Announcement

June 22, 2021 | Girls’ College

Over the course of the past month, our Grade 11 aspiring student leaders have gone through the comprehensive leadership election process. Students had to apply for a leadership position through the submission of a detailed covering letter and CV, as well as the creation of a video to introduce themselves, their motivation, and their leadership philosophy. The Girls’ College students and staff were invited to ​view their videos and then to vote online​ for their preferred candidate, with our Grade 11 student vote carrying the most weight. The top six students who emerged as successful candidates from the voting process underwent a series of panel interviews on Friday ​4 June. Each candidate participated in three interviews, with each panel consisting of members of the GC ​and BC staff and current GC and BC Matric leaders.

It gives us great pleasure to announce the Girls’ College Student Leadership Executive for the 2021/2022 cycle:

Head Girl:
Ruvarashe Rachel Mutambara

Deputy Head Girl (Student Events):
Sidney Chloë Benard

Deputy Head Girl (Student Wellbeing and Affairs): 
Zoë Bayanda Mpofu

Ruvarashe Rachel Mutambara

Head Girl

Sidney Chloë Benard

Deputy Head Girl
(Student Events)

Zoë Bayanda Mpofu

Deputy Head Girl
(Student Wellbeing and Affairs)

Watch the announcement here:

Profiles:

Ruvarashe Rachel Mutambara

Rachel embodies the meaning of servant leadership as stated in the Bible:

“If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” — Mark 9:35

She finds true fulfilment in ensuring that those around her are content and heard. Rachel has always been an active member of the Saints community, having participated in cultural, sporting, and community engagement activities. She has taken every opportunity that has come her way to practise her leadership skills and serve her fellow students. Rachel has been part of the organising committees that have arranged Matric Tributes, Valentine’s Roses and the Matric Dance. She has also participated in various panels, ranging from Girls' College Experience panel interviews to the Heritage Day discussions. Rachel has also served on the Student Representative Council since her Grade 9 year.

Rachel’s presence is felt throughout the College, and she is known to be hard working, creative and adaptable. Her ability to collaborate with others and motivate people to action has been visible in the numerous tasks she has undertaken. Rachel’s genuine love and care for all at the College are really at the core of her being and her compassion, determination, courage and vulnerability lead to her integrity.

Sidney Chloë Benard

Sidney is driven by purpose and the belief that she can make a difference. This belief drives her to grab hold of every opportunity that comes her way and to be involved by contributing to every level of College life. Sidney loves the positive spirit of the College and strives to share this love and endless possibility with everyone. This love also demands her to seek feedback in order for her and the College to keep growing. 

Sidney is confident and has proved to be a successful leader in the many leadership roles she has undertaken at the College. Her organisational abilities and integrity have shown her to be an exemplary leader who has served her grade on the Student Representative Council since Grade 9.  Sidney’s vision is to use her position of leadership to lead with compassion by continuing to build an environment that stimulates growth and inclusivity, where people are comfortable to speak, find and be themselves.

Zoë Bayanda Mpofu

Zoë is passionate about the wellbeing of her fellow students and strives to make sure her peers feel safe enough to embrace their individuality and are given the opportunity to be appreciated and acknowledged in our school. Zoë aims to build an environment committed to all, leading the agenda on discovering diversity, appreciating different beliefs and building inclusiveness. She is a motivated, driven individual who strives to succeed, regardless of circumstance.

Zoë loves learning and growing, and seeks to find opportunities for her peers to grow alongside her and she is committed to addressing the societal and systematic issues experienced by members of our school. This position has many specific demands, and with her effective communication skills, her willingness to learn and ability to draw others to her, Zoë aims to move the College along its path of healing.