Leadership is encouraged in all students as part of their growth as learners and members of a community. Growth in leadership requires the development of skills and attitudes that focus students not on themselves but on others and the betterment of the school community. Being a leader is not about a title but about a way of being.
Student’s of St Joseph’s believe that they are all leaders, no matter the grade. They strive to always see a need and do something about it, just like St Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
Formalised leadership experiences begin in Stage 3 with the Year 5 overnight excursion to Canberra and connection with local community and political leaders. Year 5 also participate in the 'Explore Discover Act' program. Year 6 students begin their year with an overnight leadership camp.
St Joseph’s student leadership consists of:
Leadership is expected and encouraged in all senior students with Year 6 committing to one of 6 leadership teams and being positive role-models to all students:
All Year 6 students have the opportunity to experience a new role in a different team each term. This provides a platform to varying leadership roles and experiences.