In the first week of Term 3 Mr McMullen and I addressed the student body about a new leadership program for students in Years 6 – 9. This program is not to replace the Student Leadership Council in Years 11 and 12, instead it will provide opportunities for students in all year levels to serve the school community. This initiative provides students opportunities to develop the Carey Attribute, ‘serve and lead for the benefit of others.’
Let me explain how the Year Leadership initiative will work.
The philosophy of leadership at William Carey is based on a biblical perspective. The school strives to model the Kingdom of God, so those in leadership positions will need to reflect these principles in their behaviour and approach to leadership.
The kingdom of God, with Christ as the Servant King, is characterised by grace, with importance given to the heart and a servant attitude. Grace (undeserved kindness) involves Jesus fixing the damage, strengthening the weak, healing the sick, forgiving those repentant of sin and restoring what is broken.
Each team of Year Leaders will consist of 4 students from their year level (typically 2 male and 2 female students) from each High School grade in Year 7-10. Students will be appointed from Term 4 of the current year through to Term 3 of the following year. Students will be required to discontinue their role after a year of serving to allow new students to have an opportunity to serve.
This role needs enthusiastic, responsible students to serve the school community and be suitable role models for the year group they represent. Students who are accepted as Year Leaders are expected to uphold high standards in their academic work and behaviour, modelling the WCCS student attributes.
Each Year Leader may be required to:
Students who want to be considered as Year Leaders will need to apply via the application form. Students have been asked to consider for themselves or talk to a student that they see would be a person who displays leadership qualities to apply. All students considered eligible for nomination will then be put through to the peer vote.
Year 11 and 12 SLC elections will be conducted during Term 3. All leadership positions will be announced towards the end of term 3.
I look forward to working with our new Year Leaders as they participate in authentic opportunities that will provide opportunities to serve the school community
Mr Anthony Hudson
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.