Opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate leadership qualities abound at St Andrew’s College. We take very seriously our responsibility to instil skills and values that will help students to become the business and community leaders of tomorrow.
In the Preparatory School, many opportunities exist for leadership and service, particularly for older students. Examples include prefect, sacristan, librarian, sports captain, house captain, road patrol leader, science monitor and many more minor in-class responsibilities.
As students move through the Secondary School, opportunities and responsibilities expand still further. Middle School leaders are invited to devise and implement activities for the whole school, and are required to act as role models for their peers.
In the Senior College, an extraordinary range of leadership opportunities is offered. From Heads of College and prefects, to captains of individual sports teams and cultural groups, to Student Council leadership, students are challenged to take on roles where commitment, self-sacrifice and hard work are fundamental requirements. Many roles are filled by a formal interview process and in some cases on-the-job leadership training is provided.
All student leaders in the Senior College are provided with regular formal feedback so that their performance may be refined during the course of the year. In addition, their leadership service is noted on their student record as permanent testimony to their effort and achievements.