LOURDES Hill College student leaders jumped at the chance to sit down with Governor-General David Hurley and his wife Linda Hurley for a COVID-19 virtual question and answer session.
College captains Katie and Samara and middle school leader Grace asked questions focused on leadership and sustainability.
Mr and Mrs Hurley had sage advice on personal questions too.
Grace asked the Governor-General – “Looking back to your days in high school, what advice would you give to yourself?”
“Listening and being open to the views of others,” Mr Hurley said.
It was not the first time Mr and Mrs Hurley had supported Lourdes Hill’s young leaders either, having opened and key-noted the college’s annual outreach high tea in 2019.
Principal Robyn Anderson said the college had invited Mr and Mrs Hurley to participate in the Q&A session to support and encourage student leaders during the pandemic.
“The leadership qualities Your Excellencies mentioned echoed the values of our college,” deputy principal community and identity Nicole Caulfield, who hosted the session, said.
“The values of compassion, kindness, being a good listener and a good neighbour, underpin everything we do at Lourdes Hill,” she said.
“It has been a memorable COVID-19 moment for the College and will leave an indelible impression on our future trail-blazers.
“Your Excellencies have boosted our young leaders’ confidence, reinforced our College values and made our girls feel special.”
The students said they were impressed by Mr Hurley’s openness, honesty and shared appreciation of valuing each person’s contributions and qualities.