Mount Waverley Secondary College encourages students to undertake leadership roles and provides a structure and program for developing student skills in leadership.
The development of these skills is strongly supported through participation in leadership programs within the college and through our links with the local community. Student Leadership roles present enriching opportunities for our students to engage in positions of responsibility. They also present an opportunity for student voice, keeping with the strategic direction of the college.
Student Leaders at Mount Waverley Secondary College are brought together by a common goal, and driven by a shared interest in giving back to the school and the wider community. Students are encouraged to take and create opportunities, and to empower their peers through taking initiative and upholding the values of the school. Student Leaders care for the needs of the student body by liaising with staff, organising lunch time events and fundraisers, and by facilitating and participating in community and college events. Student Leaders are of assistance to the staff and student body. They role model appropriate and positive student behaviour, and work towards making the school environment enjoyable and beneficial to all students.
At Mount Waverley Secondary College we are proud of the way in which our student Leaders conduct themselves, grow in confidence and represent the school.
Student Leaders at Mount Waverley Secondary College:
At Mount Waverley Secondary College there is a Student Leadership Team at each Year level 7 to 12.
The goal of each Student Leadership Team is to:
Year 12 prefects are selected by students and staff at Mount Waverley Secondary College. Approximately 24 Prefects are selected. From those students, two captains and two vice captains are elected by their peers.
College Prefects are provided with a wide range of opportunities to develop team and leadership skills, to work collaboratively developing whole school initiatives and to represent the school in a wide range of public and school contexts. As role models they are expected to exemplify the core values of the college, and mentor and support students in lower years.
Regular meetings with the senior school executive provide valuable opportunities for students to contribute to whole school development. College Captains and Vice Captains lead the prefect body and manage weekly meetings and Year Level Assemblies.
Prefects undertake a range of roles and school and community events, and are encouraged to develop individual projects for the benefit of the college. The Captains are responsible for representing the college at public forums, for fostering school spirit and traditions, for being a role model for other students, and for promoting student participation in college activities such as performing arts and sporting events.
The Senior Student Leadership Team meets with the Principal on a regular basis, and convenes meetings of their individual teams. School Captains also attend School Council meetings throughout the year.
Student Leadership Teams at Years 9, 10 and 11 provide opportunities for students to become involved in activities within the college and community such as Student Voice projects, fundraisers, college events, competitions and the running of their assemblies. Students have the opportunity to work together with students in different year levels, and gain new skills knowledge during their role as a Student Leader.
The primary goal of the Student Leadership teams is to work collaboratively towards making their college a safe and enjoyable learning environment. Student leaders gain confidence and new leadership and public speaking skills and knowledge which will assist them in school and beyond.
Student leaders are involved in projects and campaigns that will have an impact globally and also in their local and school community.
Student Leadership Groups are supported by the Head of Student Leadership, Year Level Coordinators and Activities Coordinators.
The Sports Leadership Team provides students with opportunities to develop their leadership potential.
The structure of the Sports Leadership Team will be as follows:
|Middle School||Senior School|
|2 X Sport Captains (Yr 10)
||2 X Sport Captains (Yr 12)
|2 X House Captains
||2 X House Captains
|Total of 14 Sport Captains at the Junior School||Total of 14 Sport Captains at the Junior School|
Students selected to be a part of the Sport Leadership Team will be expected to uphold the key values that have underpinned the success of our sporting program, these include:
The Sport Leadership Team will work towards a goal of giving the student body a greater ownership over the sports program and provide programs that:
The roles and responsibilities of those involved in the Sports Leadership Team include, but are not limited to:
To be updated in 2016.