Wellbeing - Student Leadership

In supporting and developing each person's potential in leadership, we provide students at Mary MacKillop Primary School with opportunities to witness and build leadership qualities.

Leadership is encouraged and demonstrated throughout our school. Our senior students participate in a program designed to explore effective leadership and the qualities of a leader. The roles and responsibilies of accepting a leadership role are discussed.

Leadership oportunities are presented to all children regardless of their formal appointment to a leadership role. This encourages students to be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support of others, and in their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events. 

All Year 6 students are eligible to nominate as candidates for School Leaders, Faith Leaders, Arts Leaders or House Leaders roles. Candidates prepare and deliver a speech highlighting their leadership qualities. Once students have presented their speeches, children and staff are then involved in a process of short-listing possible candidates. The short-listed candidates then have an interview with the principal and another member of the school leadership team before they are finally appointed.  

Student leaders play an active role in our school community. They act as ambassadors and undertake additional responsibilities such as conducting school tours, visiting local kinders, leading assemblies and representing the school on special occasions.