Loreto College has an array of formal and informal leadership opportunities embraced by students every year. These students eventually graduate as educated, empowered and connected young women who will be future leaders in work, life and community.
At Loreto College, we value the importance of student connectedness. We know that if students enjoy activities at school and want to be at school, then learning is more likely to occur.
We rely upon our students to facilitate and encourage this connectedness by providing them with genuine opportunities for student leadership. Students will always participate more in activities organised by their peers.
Students are nominated and elected for leadership positions at all year levels. Our Student Senate oversees and meets with all these groups. The Senate is composed of 10 Year 12 students.
Formal election processes are conducted to select students for these positions and job descriptions exist to ensure that each group has specific responsibilities to attend to.
Students are given considerable scope in these positions to implement new and interesting program and activities for their peers.
Some examples of the activities organised by students are the school walkathon, which often raises more than $20,000 for charities in the local region and overseas, the school feast day, a combination of a fete, Liturgy and concert, Nude Food Day and other sustainability projects, interschool sporting fundraisers, visits to other Loreto schools, VCAL community projects, and buddy programs between year levels.
Loreto College also recognises that leadership opportunities must be provided to all students, not just students with elected positions. We run a training day for all Year 11 students to encourage all to be school leaders.
At Year 9 our SPLATTER program is a dedicated team leadership program for all students and at Year 7, all students complete their VIA character strength profiles to ensure they are aware of their personal strengths.
Where we can, we turn responsibility for a task over to student volunteers. On open mornings it will be students conducting tours, and during information evenings it will be older students passing on their experiences to younger students. When there is an interaction day with another school, students will plan and lead the activities.
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