The School Leadership Program focuses on developing communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. The program involves students electing Captains, Prefects, House Captains and SRC members. In addition, Stage 3 students are trained up in the Peer Support Program.
Peer Support allows all students to take a leadership role and become tutors of younger students. The program develops skills in:
- Maintaining self esteem
- Self Confidence
- Effective Communication
- Decision Making
- Conflict Resolution
The benefits of Peer Support for the students are that they form a support network within the school that is outside of the adults working at the school and their family members. Students take an active role in their welfare and they accept responsibility for, and ownership of their behaviour and learning.
Benefits for the school are that Peer Support builds positive relationships amongst students and between teachers, students and others. It also provides trained and skilled leaders who can contribute to Student Representative Councils.
Benefits for the school community are that Peer Support builds a culture which prevents violence or harassment based on race, gender or ability. Peer Support also promotes acceptance, tolerance and cooperation across the school community.
Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of students in the school from Years 1-6 elected by their fellow students. Students work together, with help from a staff member, to improve school life and to contribute students’ ideas. Students are encouraged to contribute and participate in decision making concerning their school. The skills, values, knowledge and attitudes that students learn from participation in school life are vital to their future role as citizens of a democratic society.