Catholic Education South Australia

St Joseph Catholic School

Student Leadership

We take an active role in developing leadership qualities from an early age...

Children learn leadership skills through various roles in the classroom, representing their class at forums and Social Justice meetings. We want our students to be confident, independent and active participants in the life of the community when they leave St Joseph’s at the end of Year 7.

Leadership opportunities

Leadership opportunities are another vital way of connecting with school life and are important rites of passage for young people. All of our students are given many opportunities to be student leaders: 

 

  • Our Student Voice Council is made up of two elected members from all classes  and offers opportunities for students to be active participants in helping to create a positive school setting for everyone.  The SVC aims to encourage a sense of community and cohesion, working in consultation with teachers and leadership to ensure a positive student voice is heard and acknowledged.

 

  • All Senior students at St Joseph’s School are leaders, with every student taking part in a leadership program at school. The Year 7 and 9 teachers work as a team to build a team of leaders. The leadership theme permeates the Year 7 curriculum and as senior leaders they undertake many roles in the school. 

 

  • Students in Years 3 and 9 have the opportunity to be elected as House Captains for the school’s annual sports day. 

 

  • Students in Years 5 to 7 are trained as Road Crossing Monitors by SAPOL and are then placed on a roster to operate the Florence Street Emu Crossing at the beginning and end of each day. 

 

  • Upper Primary and High School students are also involved with the Parish in planning and participating in an annual Healing Mass.

 

  • In support of St Vincent de Paul Society, our Mini Vinnies seek to support members of our school and wider parish community. This group are following in Mary MacKillop's footsteps by "Never seeing a need and not doing anything about it".
Leadership opportunities

RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS

We establish a caring learning community comprised of children, families and educators which aims to establish long term positive local, national and global connections.