Beyond the Classroom
The College believes in growing future leaders and we foster this by providing a variety of leadership opportunities.
We aim to develop leadership skills in all of our students through a range of activities in class, form groups, year levels and as individuals. Potential Students Leadership roles include Class Leaders, Student Coaches, House Leaders, Sports Captains, Cultural Captains, Mentors, Prefects, Ambassadors and House Sisters.
Students in Year 11, 12, 13 have a pastoral breakout session each term focused on leadership and well-being with outside speakers or activities. Our programme encourages students to take on increasingly challenging leadership roles, suitable for their age and leadership development.
Within school, Year 11 attend a workshop day, Year 12 develop leadership working with Year 9 in the House Sisters programme, and our Year 13 students model leadership through their involvement as Peer Tutors, acting as mentors to Year 7 students, and in their roles as Class or School Prefects. We support Prefects by assigning them a staff mentor and encourage all students to show leadership in their daily actions and interactions.
In the Senior School we offer a range of opportunities with local challenges including the Wellington City Council Shift Challenge, Massey University Young Women in Leadership and international opportunities like the Global Young Leaders’ Conference, UN Youth Global Development Tour, and service leadership opportunities.
Our Head and Deputy Head Prefect attend the Alliance of Girls’ Schools leadership conference in Australia during January, which empowers them to set a direction and tone for the year ahead. They then use these skills to run a session for their year group at the Year 13 Leadership camp in February, and use the leadership of the student body to run activities and fundraisers throughout the year.
We also support and encourage senior students to participate in the Global Young Leaders Conferences. Students select from four locations: USA, China, Europe and Australia.