The Leader in Me

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Our Leader in Me process, based on Dr Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’, supports this focus in Junior School. The Middle and Senior School then embrace the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens to develop a common language and key leadership tools. Students are given leadership opportunities in the classroom, the arts, the sporting arena and in formal leadership roles.

We recognise the importance of teaching our young people essential life skills and qualities needed to succeed as leaders in the 21st Century and contribute to their families, school and broader community.

Students are encouraged to explore the meaning of personal leadership, make appropriate choices and learn how to speak with confidence and act with integrity. They learn the importance of taking responsibility for choices, planning, prioritising, valuing relationships, listening empathically and having a balance between their work and leisure.

Formal Leadership positions recognise the importance of service above self and include:

  • School Leaders
  • Environmental Leaders
  • Sport Leaders
  • Peer Mediation Leaders

8 Habits of Highly Effective People

7 Habits Tree of Learning Tree Oakleigh Grammar

Habit 1 - Be Proactive

Be Proactive means to take responsibility for your choices and behaviours. It says that you are in charge of your own life, you are responsible for whether you are happy or sad and you can choose how you react to other people or situations. You are in control

Habit 2 The Leader in Me Oakleigh Grammar

Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind

Begin with the End in Mind means to think about the result you are after before you get started on something.

Habit 3 Leader in Me Oakleigh Grammar

Put First Things First

Put First things First means to decide which activity or task is most important and to take care of that first. Work smarter, not harder.

Habit 4 Leader in Me Oakleigh Grammar

Habit 4 - Think Win-Win

To Think Win-Win is to believe that anyone can benefit from an outcome. It is the idea that there is enough good for everyone – it is an abundant way of thinking.

Habit 5 Leader in Me Oakleigh Grammar

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood

Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood means that it is best to listen first and talk second. Taking the time to listen to someone allows you to reach a higher level of communication.

Habit 6 Leader in Me Oakleigh Grammar

Habit 6 - Synergise

Synergise is two or more people working together to develop good ideas and make them better. Two heads are better than one.

Habit 7 Leader in Me Oakleigh Grammar

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw

Sharpen the Saw means to establish balance in your life. This habit reminds us that we are more productive when we are in balance – body, brain, heart and soul.

Habit 8 Leader in Me Oakleigh Grammar

Habit 8 - Find Your Voice

As a Lighthouse School, we have found our voice and will always help others in finding theirs too.