Year 11 – Increasing Responsibilities
Year 11 brings with it increasing responsibilities for their academic program and for School Leadership. They take on key roles in their House, giving them the chance to evolve their leadership skills. They take the lead in House Musicals, House Plays and take part in committees that understudy the Prefect Portfolios. With increasing confidence in the roles, their aspirations also grow.
Girls are required to study one from each of a range of English and Mathematics subjects. A wide selection of rigorous academic subjects (based on QSA syllabuses), vocationally-focused subjects and traineeships allow students to choose courses that will lead them along their own pathway to the future, be it university or otherwise. Girls choose four electives.
The Subject Selection guide details information on Course Selection, Year 12 Certification, the range of subjects available, and pathways to tertiary studies. For further information, download the current Subject Selection guide.
Character and Leadership Development
The Year 11 CLD program is centered around the school motto ‘Non Nobis Solum’ and the philosophy of Servant Leadership.
The phrase Servant Leadership was coined by Robert R. Greenleaf . To be a servant leader, one needs to: listen, show empathy, be aware, be persuasive, to conceptualize a positive future, show foresight, have a sense of stewardship, and be willing to contribute to the growth of their (school) community.
A highlight of the program is the opportunity to be mentors in our Junior and Middle School classrooms. It enables the Year 11’s to form bonds with girls in younger year levels as well as enable them to develop skills in communication and leadership, the younger girls look forward to having the ‘big girls visit’.
Other facets of the CLD program allow students to learn about global issues facing women today as well as how to look after themselves and others in the modern world.
Other Leadership Opportunities
There are a number of committees the students can be part of. In particular girls can further develop the ability to become leaders and work in teams by becoming involved in any of the following:
- Chapel committee
- Student Council
- Student Ambassador
- Non Nobis Solum shadow committee
- Jersey Committee
- Formal Shadow Committee
- Boarding Shadow Committee
- Sport Shadow Committee
The Mother Daughter Luncheon (Term 2, the Saturday prior to Mother’s Day) and Father Daughter Breakfast are a great way for parents and grandparents to spend quality time with their daughters at community events.
At the Presentation Ball in November each year the girls are presented to the Head of School, in recognition of their achievement in attaining their final year within the School. The girls receive their Seniors’ badge and are welcomed as Seniors for the following School year. This night is attended by students of Year 11, their parents and important persons in the lives of the girls.
International Opportunities (optional participation)
Year 11 students are offered the opportunity to participate in a number of overseas opportunities.
- History Tour to Germany and France – held every second year in the June July holidays
- Japan cultural tour – held every second year in the Easter school holidays
- Ambassador Leadership Programs – These programs are held on campuses of the world’s most famous universities or in the heart of Washington DC. Topic based, these programs give students a chance to hear field experts, participate in hands-on learning and meet students from more than 140 countries. It is hoped that through these experiences, students build independence and maturity whilst experiencing cultural moments. Students can also increase global awareness and foster a love of international travel and foreign cultures.