The student leaders within the Nazareth community are what make it the best school it can be. We have student house leaders at every year level for each House.
In Year 12, Nazareth has two school captains and two vice captains, with a male and female in each position. Each House also elects a male and female as their House Leaders. These students are important representatives who assist with the organisation and responsibility of many school events, including parent information evenings, open school events, school and house assemblies, house carnivals and events, as well as social justice activities.
Leadership positions are also awarded to Years 7 to 11 students, with two leaders elected for each House at each Year level. The student house leader’s main role is to help out with their own House, with one of their biggest roles being House Assemblies, which take place each fortnight.
As part of student leadership at Nazareth College, leaders are required to attend a Student Leadership Forum twice a term across Terms 2-4. The forums are held during lunchtime on the college campus.
The Forums are a time for the whole school student leadership team to get together and discuss their roles, any issues or concerns they might have, events occurring in their house, initiatives and planning for the year ahead. The Forums involve team building activities within Houses, teamwork games, house based discussions and visioning and planning for the year. Students have an opportunity to have a voice in how the school operates, speaking out about issues that are important to them and encouraging friendship and understanding across the year levels to build community connection.
How do students apply for a leadership position?
At the start of each year the College reopens leadership positions so that new faces can get the chance to apply. Students need to express an interest to their Head of House in writing explaining why they think they would be a good leader for their house. They present a speech to their year level students within their house. Their peers within their year level will then vote for who they think will best fulfil the leadership role for their year level.
Applying for a leadership position is a great way to make a mark on the College and the broader Nazareth community whilst developing personal skills and capabilities as a young leader.