Student Leadership

Student Leadership

Student LeadershipLearning to Lead

We believe it is the right of every student to develop a sense of self-worth through positive and appropriate leadership opportunities. Student leadership is about involving students in a purposeful and meaningful way to extend and use their individual gifts and talents. A culture of leadership is encouraged through leadership positions that are structured to allow a number of girls to experience positions of responsibility and develop the skills needed to carry out these tasks in an effective manner. Leadership opportunities in the Middle School emphasise service to others, teamwork, taking initiative and developing responsibility. These may also arise through the co-curricular program including sport and cultural activities, the outdoor education program, community service activities as well as election to student leadership roles.

As girls grow in independence and maturity, so too, do opportunities to develop leadership skills. In the Middle School the program begins with the individual and broadens to the community. In Year 7 the focus is on responsibility and independence, in Year 8 on self-awareness and identity and in Year 9 on developing resilience and a sense of community.

Students are introduced to the concept of leadership and what this means through discussions and activities with their peers and the HOYs. The program follows an established process for leadership education, selection, induction and student action. These activities are aimed at developing an appreciation of what leadership is, by recognising the skills, attitudes, behaviours and values that they need as leaders. The Middle School supports the notion of shared leadership responsibilities and clearly articulates individual and group roles and responsibilities.

2018 Year 9 Student Leadership Team

Student Council Representatives:
Vanessa Karabetsos and Lucie Webb

Sports Leaders:
Amelya Brooks and Isabella Donovan

House Leaders:
Banksia: Nyah Bollinger and Jemima Robertson
Karragaroo: Madeleine McClintock and Clementine Sweetland
Melaleuca: Katya Ewing and Ava Reynolds

House Representatives
Year 7: Zoe Bennett
Year 8: Anya Jayasakera
Year 7: Olivia Walker
Year 8: Remi Long
Year 7: Varvara Litvinova
Year 8: Zarli Dickinson

Year Level Representatives
Year 9
– 9P Grace Crowther; 9O Kate Raff; 9H Isabella Nott; 9C Arrabella Oates; 9J JuliaO’Grady and Harriett Richards
Year 8 – 8C Jaye Radel; 8P Zara Leinster; 8S Ruby Dalgliesh; 8T Charlie Brewster; 8Y Sarah Rao
Year 7 – 7S Summer Welsh; 7C Amelia Salmon; 7M Skye Hill, 7N Grace Champion; 7R Jemima Rice

Academic Mentors
Xenia Dariush-Far
Hannah Parker
Atputha Rahavan
Tasha Sheppard
Catherine Zhang

Honour Guard
Bonnie Browning
Lily Licciardi
Korcula Cowan
Victoria Hansen
Claire Hawley
Kate Raff
Halle Mudimu
Savannah Wolbers
Ceri Johnson

Middle School Committees

Creative Connections – Grace Cowley, Alana Li, Isabella Nott, Vanessa Yuen

Environment Committee – Isabella Briggs, Eve Deshon, Stephanie Korff, Harriett Richards, Diana Zonneveld

Media Group – Kate Hemming, Lauren Reid, Olivia Wright, Rylee Boyd

Cultural Connections – Daria Chernova, Tyeka Ferguson-O’Shea, Gurleen Randhawa, Billie Phillipps

Middle School leadership positions available to students

Year 7

  • Student Council Representative
  • Year Level Representative
  • House Representative
  • Buddy
  • Chapel Warden

Year 8

  • Student Council Representative
  • Year Level Representative
  • House Representative
  • Middle Sister
  • Buddy
  • Chapel Warden

Year 9

  • Student Council Representative
  • House Leader
  • Sports Leader
  • Year Level Representative
  • Student Ambassador
  • Honour Guard
  • Buddy
  • Student Academic Mentor
  • Committees: Cultural Connections, Creative Connections, Media Group, Environment

Middle School Assembly

Middle School Assembly gives students and staff an opportunity to come together as a community so that we can share in each other’s accomplishments and celebrate the gifts and talents of our girls. Student led assemblies are an important part of the Middle School culture as they provide are an avenue for leadership through valuable learning experiences for the girls. The Year 9 Leadership Team are encouraged to play an active role in the planning, preparation and presenting of the assemblies, thereby giving them a platform for positive contribution to the tone of the Middle School as well as providing role models for other students.

Focus Weeks

In the Middle School we strive to foster a culture of community service and involvement. The School’s motto, Non Nobis Solum – Not for Ourselves Alone, echoes through the community spirit of the projects undertaken by the Middle School. Students explore the meaning of different values through focus weeks and undertake to identify and tackle issues through a range of activities that raise awareness and can make a difference to both individuals and communities.

Students examine concepts of community through two levels of involvement. There is the team within which they work and learn – interacting with each other and their teacher as they work on a project builds strong relationships and a sense of group identity. There is also the community that the students serve. As they work to help their school, people and places near and far, they develop a relationship with that community and a sense of belonging. Involving students in community service projects teaches them more about the diverse world in which they live, as well as helping them to develop compassion and understanding, and a sense of civic responsibility.

Love, Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope, Grace