Welcome from our Head Girl and Head Boy
Hello, my name is Natasha Mitra and I am proud to be able to introduce myself as your Head Girl.
The warm welcome I received from our Principal, Andrew, the wonderful SLT team and all other members of staff, eased my transition into St Dominic’s and motivated me to find an opportunity to give something back to the community of St Dominic’s.
I intend to immerse myself into the role of Head Girl and lead the student body this academic year (which has been memorable already)! I am sure the role will present many future challenges for myself and James, in helping guide a sense of normality back to the College after the pandemic, but I am very much looking forward to this. I am grateful for the opportunity to help the student body and to encourage students to evolve their own individuality and try to motivate others in creating a calm, comfortable environment. A measure of success would be the enabling of strong relationships built between the student and teaching body, in an environment that fosters academic attainment combined with spiritual and personal growth.
I genuinely believe, that here at the College, there is something for everyone beyond the academic, where each individual is urged to seize the opportunities to flourish, through the extensive extracurricular activities; from debating to board games, music and drama, numerous societies and all types of sports on offer. Our community has prospered in such unprecedented times offering various charitable initiatives, environmental work and cultural celebrations.
My time here at the College so far, has affirmed that St Dominic’s truly lives up to the reputation, values, and faith it promotes and these are permeated throughout all that we do and I am certain that you will experience this too.
Welcoming you to St Dominic’s Sixth Form College is a privilege. I am honoured to be appointed as Head Boy.
St. Dominic’s was not the only college that I applied for. However, what made this institution stand out was the fantastic praise that students and friends, had given it. The campus-style site, the independence they granted, and various awards and accolades gave me absolute confidence in my choice.
Since joining the College, I have been shown great guidance and support. This has enabled me to settle into the community, develop my independence and a sense of confidence in who I am. I knew that I wanted to give back to the College, both as a leader and as an advocate for the community.
Our teachers go the extra mile to ensure their students thrive. They have a unique passion for excellence in their students. Through compassion and challenge, they enable us to become the best we can be. They give extra support to those who struggle and always ensure that success is rewarded.
Through Core RE, enrichment, tutorials, study skills guidance, a strong safeguarding framework, and UCAS & careers support, St Dominic’s makes a successful balance between academic excellence, personal development, and spiritual growth, enabling students to become well-rounded and successful individuals. This has given so many students the readiness to take on the obstacles and challenges after leaving Sixth Form.
The many charity initiatives exemplify the conscientious community that has flourished. Cultural Diversity Day was a particular highlight for me. Students and staff celebrated their unique cultures and the vibrant diversity that brings us together, whilst raising money for those who live with Period Poverty and Sickle Cell Anaemia.
As Head Boy, I look forward to working with the student body to initiate student-led campaigns, societies, and clubs. I look forward to continuing the impressive work of the previous student executive in regards to our impact on the climate. I look forward to welcoming the next cohort of students so that they can make an easy transition and have a trusted advocate with whom they can discuss any difficulties or worries.
I hold the College with the highest respect and look forward to watching it excel beyond my tenure as Head Boy.