Developing our student’s leadership capabilities is central to our educational philosophy. It is a journey which commences in our Junior School where students are encouraged to explore our school values of Courage and Character to focus on developing their capacity for leadership of self.
This progresses in the early and middle years of secondary school, Years 7 to 10, where students have authentic opportunities to experience leadership of others, expressing their growth as empowered young women with the capacity to represent our Schoolvalues of respect and curiosity. In the VCE years, students focus on the leadership of community, presented with authentic oppoprtunities for growth and development. While students have opportunities throughout their time journey through the school to assume formal positions of leadership and responsibility, we encourage students an approach to leadership which gains realisationy, that regardless of title, position or authority all young people can lead, serve and influence to enrich the educational experience for everyone.
We particularly subscribe to the principles of servant leadership. This style of leadership is one where leaders often lead by example and place the needs of the team first helping others feel personally and professionally fulfilled. It is believed that through this process individuals produce higher quality work more efficiently and productively.
Servant leadership is important in because it creates a work environment in which team members at all levels feel respected, appreciated and valued. Organisations that follow a servant leadership philosophy tend to have stronger cultures with high morale and engagement.
Creating Leaders Ready for Life
Our programs, which include our 4As, curricular, co and extra-curricular activities are designed to progressively build students leaderships muscles and their soft key leadership skills including accountability, active listening, collaboration, courage, communication, empathetic, flexible, focus, growth mindset, humility, innovation, passion, patience, problem-solver, resilience, respect, transparency, trust, self-awareness and a hunger for knowledge. By building their academic and soft human skills that will set them ready to lead through example.