The College values the contributions to leadership that students of all ages can make during their schooling. We recognise that there are many different ways to exercise the leadership talents that God has bestowed upon our young people so we give them every opportunity to discover the perfect fit for their individual talents.
The College is committed to providing a pathway for developing leaders to grow and use their gifts for the benefit of the College community.
We develop the leaders of the future through a comprehensive program that provides support, training and education in leadership skills through all Stages of schooling. The program grows leadership capacity and recognises leadership gifts, providing opportunities for students to lead and to serve in an area of their choosing and passion.
Primary – Primary students learn about leadership throughout their schooling as the interpersonal and organisational skills necessary for leadership are integrated into the Primary classroom curriculum. Students are given opportunities to use and develop their leadership skills throughout the Primary years.
Stage 3 – Students in Years 5 and 6 are encouraged to undertake specific portfolios of leadership including House Captains, Chapel, Technology, Environment, Community, Ministry, and Journalism. The Primary Years’ leadership team attends external leadership workshops to help equip them to lead confidently as they each focus on their particular portfolio. They meet together during the year to plan and coordinate student-led initiatives. This process culminates with the opportunity to apply for Primary Captaincy in the final Primary year.
Stages 4 and 5 – Students in the Middle Years are provided with opportunities for growing their personal leadership skills and abilities within the College. In their Home Groups, each student is supported in planning for and leading devotions and well-being discussions in a small and safe environment, learning to work with others to engender a sense of purpose and identity for their group. Broader opportunities exist at student-led forums and within specific portfolios of interest including Sport and Ministry.
Stage 6 – At the beginning of Year 11, students will have the opportunity to apply for a Student Leadership portfolio through which to exercise their leadership throughout their Senior years. Typical portfolios include Academic Mentoring, Christian Ministry, Community Care, Student Care, Communication, Creative Arts and Sport. Successful candidates attend special leadership workshops each year and participate in other leadership training and experiences throughout their term of office. Students may then apply for College Captaincy in their HSC year.
“My education was top rate, the school had burgeoning gifted education programs and teachers that cared and had a vested interest in student development.”
Major Joel Domigan, Graduate, 1999