St Joseph’s aims to provide opportunities to develop and cultivate leadership qualities within all students. We aim to instil in students, a strong sense of social justice through the service of others.
Students from Year 6 are all eligible to become school leaders. Willing students commit to a 6-week leadership period where they gain a taste of the expectations and role of student leaders. At the end of that period, if they are willing to accept the role, they present a speech to the school community and apply to the principal for this very important position. After approval from the principal in consultation with the school staff, the successful students are presented with their leader badges at the Catholic Schools Week Mass.
The leaders perform a number of ceremonial roles on special occasions. They meet and liaise often with the Stage 3 teacher and principal. The leaders are responsible for setting a good example of being responsible, respectful and safe at all times.
They have responsibility for the care of sports equipment, maintaining house enthusiasm in sporting activities, representing the school at community functions – ANZAC March, Festival of the Fleeces, Australia Day celebrations, Clean Up Australia Day as well as school based activities such as working bees and annual school campdraft and fete.
The leaders see a major part of their role to be problem solvers and forward thinkers. The leaders run the Mission Day activities throughout the year and other social justice initiatives as they present.