Teaching and Learning
Junior and Senior Schools
Leadership is encouraged through a range of activities from Prep through to Year 12. We believe that leaders are not born, but developed, and each person is capable of leading in his or her own way and according to the situation.
Students are encouraged to be aware of opportunities to lead, to use initiative and to persevere.
- Running and leading College Assemblies and other gatherings (Prep students do so from Term 4)
- Children from Years 1-6 rotate through responsibilities as ‘Teacher Assistants’ to help develop leadership and initiative.
- From Year 4, students learn to act as ‘meeters and greeters’ for Junior School functions.
- Year 6 students undertake Peer Mentoring training to assist younger students
- Years 6, 8, 10 and 12 go on camps, combining challenge and leadership development (Outward Bound at Year 10)
- Junior and Senior School Captains of Sport and Cultural Activities are appointed
- Aussie Sports Leaders' Programme operates at Year 7
- Community Service work occurs through Interact and various charity support activities; Year 11 students must do 30 hours of community service over the year and understudy Year 12s in leadership roles
Year 12 students take on specific leadership tasks as part of their preparation for life in the community and workforce: working with Junior School students to help set up the day; as coaches in co-curricular activities; as role models for all students to help maintain College expectations and standards; leading Houses and working toward the College Leadership Honours Award (equivalent of Prefects).