School leadership opportunities

Students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through:

  • Representing their fellow students on the Student Representative Council
  • Being selected as a school prefect in senior high school – to act as a role model for younger students
  • Mentoring younger students
  • Mentoring new international students

Case Study of International students

Name: Aina Ibrahim
From: Maldives
School name: Hunters Hill High School

Aina was elected School Captain of Hunters Hill High School. In this role, she represented the school at official engagements and hosted weekly whole-school assemblies, as well as special assemblies, such as Open Day and Year 12 Graduation.

She coordinated fundraising drives for charities and established an environmental initiative that actively petitioned local Members of Parliament for financial support for resources to improve recycling within the school.

Aina also provided mentoring for other students through 'Games and Grub', a lunchtime program that assists students who require additional social support.

Prior to becoming School Captain, Aina served as an International Student Representative and provided invaluable support and guidance to fellow international students.

Name: Yuntian (Betty) Bi
From: China
School name: Burwood Girls High School

Betty was a School Prefect at Burwood Girls High School. She served as the prefect body’s spokeswoman at school assemblies and was the emcee for the International Day concert.

Betty lead the school’s Lunar New Year celebrations by organising stalls and activities.

She exemplified the school motto "Not for ourselves alone" by volunteering her time to fundraise for Canteen, UNICEF, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and cancer research.