Sam Mills

College Leader

As a leader I would describe myself as: caring, respectful and understanding.

The things that I do that I am the proudest of are: playing and performing music and acting because I have come such a long way from when I started in both areas and have had the opportunity to participate in some amazing opportunities and events (i.e. performing in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, playing in the Generations in Jazz music festival).

My favourite TV programs are: Community, How I Met Your Mother, Lucifer.

My favourite bands are: Foster The People, and Boy and Bear.

My favourite songs are: Lamb’s Wool by Foster The People, and State of Flight by Boy and Bear.

My favourite book is: What Willow Knew by June Colbert.

Funniest moment in my life was: During rehearsal for the finale of the College’s 2023 Pulse Concert when Mr Donovan got up and danced on a table to encourage the choir to be more energetic!

In my spare time I like to: Play piano and sing, play video games and spend time with friends.

The best thing about attending SMC is: Seeing all of the amazing students and staff that I have the privilege of working with every day.

One chore I don’t like doing is: Cleaning up the dog poop.

Leadership means to me: Striving to create an environment where everyone feels content and appreciated.

I have a pet: dog whose name is Mac.

To be a Lasallian Leader means: To be a part of a thriving and inclusive community.

This year as a College Leader I wish to be best known as: A leader who provides gentle acts of service to the College.

A person I most admire is: My parents, who have both managed to persevere and stay strong through many of the extremely challenging moments throughout their lives.

If I could create one change for SMC in 2024 it would be: Providing more recognition for students of The Arts, who make some momentous achievements every year that should not go unrecognised and unappreciated.

Something funny that has happened to me was: Getting comedically close to the camera in the College’s 2024 MAD video, which I am now recognised for by many of my peers.

A teacher at SMC I admire is: Mr Musci because he works tirelessly behind the scenes for many of the amazing events that music students get to participate in every year, and the efforts of him and the other music staff should not go unrecognised and unappreciated.