The Leadership journey for students at St Agatha's begins the moment a child sets foot in the school. Our school motto 'Growth, Friendship, Faith' along with our rules of 'Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible' provide a framework upon which students are able to lead by example and be a role model to their peers.
A formalised Student Leadership program begins in Year 4 and continues in Year 5 and 6. The program combines self-reflection, project work, responsibilities and learning which is underpinned by the Religious Education curriculum, Health and Physical Education curriculum, Personal and Social Capabilities and the strong Catholic identity of St Agatha's School.
The 4-6 Leadership program at St Agatha's has a theme stemming from the foundress of the Presentation Sisters, Nano Nagle.
Year 4 Leadership Program – Igniting Your Flame
The Year 4 leadership program begins with developing self-awareness and an understanding of the part each person plays in community. A self-reflection using the St Agatha's Learner Dispositions and supported by the work of Carol Dweck's 'Growth Mindset' and Costa and Kallick's 'Habits of Mind'. Opportunities to demonstrate leadership through responsibilities include:
Year 5 Leadership Program – Lighting Your Way
As senior students at St Agatha's, our Year 5 students learn about the qualities of a leader and leadership styles. Students learn about the leadership qualities of the founder of the Presentation Sisters; Nano Nagle, Mary the Mother of Jesus and Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop. Opportunities to demonstrate leadership through responsibilities include:
Year 6 Leadership Program – Let Your Light Shine
Year 6 leadership at St Agatha's gives every student in Year 6 a role. Instead of captains and vice-captains, Year 6 share opportunities to be leaders of school life. Students in Year 6 grow in their leadership journey through a formation day, a leadership day with the Net Ministries Team, a workshop facilitated by UPP: Unleashing Personal Potential, a workshop with author and podcaster Rebecca Sparrow and a Social Justice 'mini-sleepout' evening. Opportunities to demonstrate leadership through responsibilities include: