College Captains

Emily Turley
Female 2019 College Captain

I commenced my schooling at Tenison Woods College as a Reception student in 2006. The school means a lot to me and I greatly value the many relationships that I have developed with many different people over the last 12 years. I am a determined student, always striving to do my best in school but also in being the best person I can be.

I have always aspired to be school captain since a very young age, as leadership has run through my family. I have always looked up to the school captains each year and now I have the chance to be someone the younger students can look up to. As captains, we are a voice for the students of our school and work hard to keep Tenison Woods College the best school it can be.

I have a passion for music and I love to sing. I have been a part of the Senior Vocal Ensemble and Concert Choir. I also love the outdoors and adventure. Outside of school I have played junior and senior netball for Tantanoola Netball Club and tennis for West Gambier Tennis Club I work part time for Baker’s Delight and absolutely love it.

My biggest passion and most important thing to me is my family. My parents teach me important life values and morals such as kindness, respect and to be driven and have purpose. I have an older sister who was a former student and faith leader here. I also have a younger brother who is currently in year 9. Through my mother and sister, I have gained a very strong faith which is my core value that I live by every day.

I travelled to Italy in 2018 with the school exchange and it was the trip of a lifetime. It definitely gave me the travel bug and now I want to see every part of the world.

In the future, I hope to study a degree in criminal psychology and with my degree either work in private practice or join the Police force.

I look forward to working with my co-captain James who I have a strong friendship with. I am also keen to liaise with the other school leaders, sport, music, faith, wellbeing and sustainability and the staff members that will encourage and work with us throughout the year.

I truly take immense pride in our school and through being school captain, I will uphold the values and be a role model encouraging my fellow students to ‘let their light shine through faith and action’.



James Lucas
Male 2019 College Captain

I come from a family of 5; my Mother Tanya, my Father Colin and two older sisters Alex and Victoria - who were both past scholars at Tenison Woods College.

I first started my journey at the College in 2015 when I moved from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Millicent, to Tenison Woods College as a year eight student. The move from a small primary school with roughly 50 people in one-year level to a huge 150 people in the one-year level was a massive transition but I can proudly say that I did adjust to such a big school. I am a proud student. I wear my school uniform with pride and have a large amount of respect for my peers and teachers.

I am very goal-orientated and put my heart and soul into all my schooling and outside activities. I play football for the Tantanoola Tigers, Basketball for the Millicent Magic and enjoy other activities including running, bike riding, water skiing and fishing.

After the completion of my final year at Tenison Woods College, I aim to study as a Doctor of Medicine at university in 2020.

My goals as College Captain include; forming connecting relationships with the senior, middle and junior school, bringing back the chicken salt in the sugar loaf and finally making this year as fun and enjoyable as we can!

I look forward to working with my co-captain, Emily Turley and with the other school leaders and staff to achieve our intended goals for 2019.