Students in Senior School have many opportunities to become involved in leadership positions. These positions are guided by the Associate Principal for Senior School, the Director of Teaching and Learning for Senior School and the six Senior School House Coordinators.
Pastoral Care Groups in Year 10 and 11 elect two Student Councillors to represent their PCG and House for the duration of the school year. Elected students are commissioned in early February, becoming actively involved in House events, fundraising activities and providing an important voice for the students in their PCG.
Year 12 students have a variety of leadership positions they may choose to nominate for: School Captains, Sports Captains, Arts Captains and House Captains. Each of these positions also has a Vice Captain role. Prefects are also nominated by staff to help and support each House and Vice House Captain.
All House leaders work closely with the House Co-ordinators and Middle School House Captains to promote House spirit, particularly during major school events such as the Interschool Swimming and Athletics Carnivals, Hymn Singing and Theatre Sports, leading Senior School assemblies and other key school events.
A key responsibility for our Senior School leaders is organising a fundraising project for the duration of their leadership. They work closely with leaders from Middle School and Primary to choose a recipient(s) for the fund raising and to develop ideas for raising funds as well as the implementation of these ideas. Past leadership groups have successfully raised money for the development of whole schools, bathrooms and food distribution centres overseas as well as donating to local children’s charities and sponsoring a room at the new Ronald McDonald House.
Students elected to the above positions act as role models for their peers. They are amongst the first members of the school community that new parents meet, through their role as tour guides on open days. Consequently, they are expected to uphold the values of the School at all times.