St Peter the Apostle High School students have elected their head and deputy head boy and girl, via an online ballot.

Lisa Cassidy and Noah French were chosen by their fellow sixth year pupils, after highlighting their attributes and leadership qualities on an electronic candidates ballot.

Close runners up, Joseph Boncondin and Marissa Wilson, will fulfil the duties of deputy boy and girl, as Head Teacher Linda Booth praised the new leadership team for their dedication to the school’s motto of "dedication and hope".

Ms Booth said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Noah and Lisa into this very important leadership opportunity. During their time at St Peter the Apostle High they have demonstrated excellent leadership qualities.

"In all of their interactions with staff and their peers Noah and Lisa embody our motto of compassion and hope. I am equally delighted to welcome Joseph and Marissa into the leadership team too. They are extremely positive role models in our school community and I know that they will do a fantastic job.”

The ballot took place online due to the current pandemic, but the team don’t intend on letting the pandemic get in the way of working as a team.

Head Boy Noah told the Post: “I feel so honoured to represent my school as Head Boy this year.

“I can guarantee I will do my best for the school, I am looking forward to working with my Head Girl counterpart, Lisa, and the senior leadership team”.

Lisa added: “I feel honoured to receive the role of Head Girl and I am excited for the year ahead.

“I look forward to working closely with the head teacher and the sixth year leadership team.”

Joseph intents to make the most of the year, despite challenging restrictions on social gatherings and changes to learning.

He said: “I am excited to begin working with my fellow pupils and staff to improve our school community and will work hard to make the best of an already difficult year.”

Marissa is also looking forward to taking up her leadership role, she commented: “I look forward to working closely with the rest of the sixth year leadership team to make our last year the best it can be.”