Student leadership is highly valued at St Hilda’s School preparing students to be well-organised, responsible and creative adults who are valued members of their professional, recreational and other communities. The Senior Prefects are given the responsibility of managing, with the assistance of a staff mentor, a portfolio. The portfolio’s include; Non Nobis Solum, Chapel, Boarding, Sport, Academic and Creative Ideas, Cultural Arts, Student Committees, Student Voice, Sustainability and Visual Cultures.
In the Senior School, as in the wider St Hilda’s community, students are provided with many and varied opportunities to practice Servant Leadership. The philosophy of Servant Leadership was formed by Robert Greenleaf in the early 1970s. It is the leadership style thought to be practised by Christ. Servant Leadership moves away from traditional, hierarchical systems of leadership. The main concern of Servant Leaders is to serve others. Accepting a formal leadership position at St Hilda’s School is accepting the need to serve the school community by contributing ideas, actions, modeling of expectations and guidance. Every girl, whether a formal leader or not, should be striving to be a servant leader. All Senior School students have opportunities to develop their leadership skills though the Thrive program.