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Student Leadership

Bath Street Campus
The Bath Street Campus has a Student Representative Council. The representatives are elected from Years 3 and 4. Throughout the year they work with a nominated teacher to coordinate a range of valuable initiatives for the school and the community. This gives students a valuable voice and assists in the development of excellent organisational skills.

Bath Street student leaders are called upon on many occasions to meet and greet visitors to the school and to speak at school events.

Year 3 and Year 4 student leaders also have opportunities to be responsible for managing the lunch time sports equipment distribution. These elected student House Leaders support the other students on the campus and assist staff at sporting events.

Traeger Campus
Student Leadership matters at OLSH. The Traeger Campus has ensured that we build a leadership culture amongst our students and provide opportunities for students to be challenged and made aware of their potential as leaders. Throughout the year, students are given opportunities to develop and exercise leadership skills and are guided and coached through their various initiatives and ideas.

There are several different options to become a student leader at the Traeger Campus. Students may wish to nominate their interest in leadership as Campus Captains (Year 8 students only), House Captains (Year 6 and Year 8 students) and SRC leaders (all year levels).

The Traeger Student Leadership Team play a critical role in acting as the medium between staff and students, working with students and staff to improve areas of the campus and representing the College at numerous events and acting as role models for all of the other students.

Sadadeen Campus
At the Sadadeen Campus all of our students have opportunities to engage in various leadership experiences and opportunities from Years 9 to 12. Each Year level has a student who represents their cohort on the Student Representative Council (SRC). The SRC engages in regular meetings to discuss student issues or aspects of the College.

Sadadeen Campus has proud sporting and cultural traditions and the House Captains play a pivotal role in leading their House in many events that happen throughout the year such as the Swimming Carnival, Athletics Carnival, performing arts events and various in school activities such as leading assemblies.

The College Captains and Vice Captains are appointed from the Year 12 cohort. Applicants apply to the College Executive and there is a rigorous selection process that involves written submission, public speaking and interview. There is also a student polling process that provides insightful information concerning the preferences of the student body. All of these elements are considered as part of the appointment process. Appointment is by the Principal in consultation with the College Executive.

The College Captains and Vice Captains are models for the campus and the wider College community. They regularly represent the College at numerous functions throughout the year.

In Year 11, senior students prepare for their role as Year 12 leaders in the College by participating in a two day leadership program know as the Year 11 Leadership Colloquium.

For the nominated Captains and Vice Captains in Year 12 there are various leadership retreats and programs, a highlight being the Marist Leadership experience held in Melbourne each year.

All of our student leaders are supported by nominated staff members to guide and assist in developing their leadership skills making captaincy a wonderful opportunity to develop and grow as a leader.