Promoting healthy minds
A special feature of leadership development at Oakleigh Grammar begins in the Early Years. The children follow the program “The Leader in Me” which is based on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey.
In the Middle School there are two SRC members in each year level from Years 6 to 8. In Year 9 there are two Middle School Leaders, two Art Leaders and three House Leaders (one for each House).
In the Senior School there are two SRC members in each Home Group Years 10 to 11.
In Year 12 there are two School Captains who also work with the SRC and the Middle School Leaders. A boy and a girl from Year 12 are chosen by their colleagues and teachers to lead the School. They establish relationships with students at every year level and represent student ideas and concerns to staff.
The SRC is a group of students elected by their fellow students to represent all students in the school. The students work democratically to represent the student body in school decision-making and organise ways for students to participate in school life.
The SRC provides leadership opportunities by asking for input from peers, holding open meetings where all students can personally voice their opinions and by holding special fun or themed activities/events in which the student body can participate.
SRC members from each year level and all Middle School Leaders meet with the SRC Coordinator to contribute to the leadership of the School. They serve by expressing needs and ideas for the welfare of all students. They develop leadership skills and knowledge whilst working for the betterment of others. They also represent the School at various functions and initiate events for students.