STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Let your light shine before others, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. Mt 5:14.
We believe all students have the capacity and ability to develop their leadership talents. While not every student can be an elected school leader, every student can be encouraged to take responsibility for his or her own learning, though all senior students are expected to act as leaders and guides to junior students.
Our students are provided with many opportunities to develop qualities of leadership, initiative and cooperation, allowing them to make a constructive contribution to the school . These may be categorized under four headings:
- Elected Leadership
- Voluntary Leadership
- Teams and Event/Activity Leadership
- Classroom Leadership
For more information of examples of leadership, please read further.
Senior Leaders - representing the school
The Senior Leaders are under the leadership of the Year 12 Coordinator. The primary function of the Senior Leaders is to act as the student representatives of the school both to the school and to the community outside the school.
These students are leaders who have supported the school's Mission Statement through their actions and in particular, reflect the school's values of compassion, courage and hope. As such, they become the role models for all students at the school, demonstrating the high standards we ask of our students.
Though their primary role is to act as the student representatives of the school, they do have other duties that fall within their brief.
SRC Leaders - representing the students
The SRC Leaders are under the leadership of the SRC Coordinator. The primary function of the SRC Leaders is to act as the student representatives of their Year Group.
These students, chosen from their peers in Years 7 - 11, are leaders who also support the school's Mission Statement by providing an avenue for the students in their year group to share their thoughts and ideas; being the main source for student fundraising and organising student social events
House Leaders - representing the Houses
The House Leaders are under the leadership of the Sports Coordinator. They are chosen in Year 10 from the students in their Houses and are leaders who support the school's Mission Statement by supporting their houses in various activities.
The Youth Mission Team is under the leadership of the Religious Education Coordinator: Mission and consists of self-nominated students from each year group. This team is involved in leading and developing the faith life of the school.
Students in this team lead Assembly and Year Meeting prayers, run Liturgies, lead Masses, raise money for Caritas, enliven the stories of our founding Mercy and Lasallian charisms, write relevant articles on religious matters and events for the school newsletter and deepen their own faith through attendance at retreat and leadership excursions.
Peer Support Team
The Peer Support Team is under the leadership of the School Counsellor. This program involves selected Year 11 students who are trained as Peer Support Leaders, and all Year 7 students, in order to facilitate a smooth transition to high school. The program runs throughout Term 1. Training for Year 11 Peer Support Leaders occurs in Term 4 of the previous year.
The Eucharistic Ministers are under the leadership of the Religious Education Coordinator: Mission. Senior students are offered the opportunity to serve the community by training as Ministers of Holy Communion. This important role is a visible sign of the students’ commitment to the service of the wider Church community. Training is offered by our Parish Priest, in collaboration with the REC: Mission.
Sri Lankan Mission Team
This team is made up of staff and students who volunteer their service to provide for both the social and physical needs of schools run by the De La Salle Brothers. All money raised goes towards this cause with the students funding their entire trip themselves.
Study Buddies Team
The Study Buddies Team is under the leadership of the eLearning Coordinator. The Study Buddies program is a TAFE based program whereby students in Years 9 and 10 are trained as Peer Literacy Tutors for students in Years 7 and 8 in developing their literacy skills.
Teams and Event/Activity Leadership
Students have additional opportunities to demonstrate leadership in sporting and cultural endeavours by leading a team, or having a leadership role for a particular event or activity.
All students are challenged to exercise leadership qualities and skills within their own classrooms by reflecting the school's Mission Statement and in exhibiting responsible self-discipline and by demonstrating initiative in their work, both individually and with others. Teachers provide students with the opportunity to develop these skills in a variety of ways.
The Executive team is responsible for periodic review of the existing processes and systems in place for student leadership.