The announcement of the pupil leadership team at Stanford Lake College came after the pupil and staff body voted for the leaders that they believe will best serve the school and its community next year. Mada Buliani was elected as Head Boy whilst the position of Head Girl was filled by Hloni Mangena. Their elected deputies are Josh Fairhead and Callan Schultz.
Further to this, the leaders of the boarding houses were also announced. The elected leaders of the boys’ boarding houses, Founders North and South, are Heinrich Maritz and Warwick Melville respectively. The girls’ boarding houses, Serala, Lakeside and Ken Shuter, will be led by Naledi Lebati, Nkhensani Khosa and Oli Mulungwa respectively. Anja Maree will lead and guide the day scholars.
Throughout their high school careers thus far, these pupils have upheld and practiced the values of what it means to be a true Stanfordian; integrity, respect, quality, commitment, courage, Tshanduko and Ubuntu. They have proven themselves in the classroom and on the sports field. Now it is their time to stand up and lead the Stanford community in 2021.
The pupil leadership committee of 2020 have been faced with an unusual year. Despite not being at school during the early stages of lockdown, the leaders continued to inspire and encourage their peers with motivational videos. The leaders have shown maturity during the challenges they have faced and have shown grace in being denied many of the opportunities experienced by their predecessors. The leadership team of 2021 have big boots to fill but Stanford is certain that they have the right pupils at the helm, to drive the school forward with integrity and passion.