The heart of good schooling is creating foundations in the lives of students that equip them not just to learn well, but to live well. I’m very proud of our developing leadership program at the College. Often leadership is regarded as building a resume as a stepping stone for personal success. We see leadership as the capacity to influence others positively through character, example and service. Our students as emerging leaders ae developing experience, skills and heart.
There are many opportunities to develop skills such as public speaking and organisation. Our assemblies in both the Primary and Secondary school are developed and run by students capably and with confidence. Our students practically invest in the community. It was an honour for them to speak at and support the recent Mundaring ANZAC commemoration service. Older students regularly invest in buddy programs where they provide example and help to younger students.
From Year 6, every year group attends a camp with different themes and opportunities; Year 6 students enjoy an Eastern States and Tasmania trip, Year 7 students visit Ern Halliday, Year 8 students attend the Boshack Outback in Bolgart, Year 9 students participate in the Manjedal Activities challenge camp and Year 10 students experience a Dwellingup adventure camp.
In conjunction we have deliberately introduced leadership camps, generally at Nanga bush camp which give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through workshops and focused activities.
Senior college staff meet weekly with Student Leader’s to discuss student-led initiatives and projects.
Students across Mundaring Christian College are given, and will continue to have opportunities to lead and to shine.