Student leadership is not confined to a small group of individuals, as leadership potential is inherent within all learners. Student leadership includes listening to and being able to clarify the issues of the students they represent and advocating on their behalf. Student leaders have an increased sense of responsibility to help others and to model leadership principles and values. Trust, autonomy and relationships are enhanced through the development of leadership qualities.
We see this when our students:
- set high expectations for themselves and feel motivated and empowered to exercise agency
- have a growth mindset and believe they can learn, and build their knowledge and skills, through effort
- can represent our school and students as confident members of a student leadership team
- generate meaningful discussions on behalf of those students whose voices are less likely to be heard, who are disengaged, or who lack the skills and confidence to express views and opinions
- actively participate in a student representative organisation and effectively contribute to school decision making
- want to learn about themselves, and contribute to the community and the world around them