Junior School Student Leader Workshop

As part of the College Leadership program, on Tuesday 23 March, Deputy Head of Junior School: Pastoral, Sara Bakanay, and I worked with the Junior School House Captains and Co-curricular Captains to further explore their roles and responsibilities as student leaders at the College. 

Topics for the morning session included:

  • Defining leadership
  • Attributes of a good leader
  • The College Vision and Mission 
  • Communication skills

After lunch, the Junior School leaders were joined by the Year 12 College Leaders and the Co-curricular Captains.  This was an informal session where students worked in pairs to discuss the various leadership roles across the College and to hear more about life in the Senior School as a student leader. One of the afternoon activities challenged attendees to work together toward a specific outcome minus key information and the absence of all team members to highlight the skills taught in the morning session. I think it is safe to say that this activity was the highlight of the day with thoughtful discussion, collaboration, creativity and humour evidenced by all.

Toni Kirton
Director of Positive Education and Leadership