Student leadership provides opportunities for students to demonstrate and develop their talents, skills and interests while continuing to build new skills.
The purpose of the Senior School Student Leadership is to:
- Create opportunities for student ownership in whole school decisions
- Allow students to care and encourage other students
- Allow students to feel in control of their learning
- To learn new skills in the service of others
- To feel connected with others.
Each student is encouraged to take responsibility for routine classroom duties and Year 12 students in particular are formally recognised as Leaders of Senior School. Students at all levels in the Senior School are given many opportunities to develop skills in responsible leadership.
Year 11 and 12 Student Leaders are the leaders of the Unity College student body. The Senior School Student Leaders represent the College at functions, run student assemblies and assist with tours and college promotion. The Student Leaders are expected to act as exemplary role models to all students, are well respected by their peers and develop strong leadership skills.
Senior School House Captains
House Captains are chosen each year through a secret ballot voting system. Senior School House Captains work with the Middle School House Captains to assist at sporting carnivals and inter-house activities and events. There is a high expectation placed on House Captains to be exemplary role models to younger students.
Student Representative Council (SRC)
SRC is an avenue for students to suggest ideas, discuss issues and work together to see these achieved in the Middle and Senior Schools. Students on the SRC also have the opportunity to sit on various school committees (eg. Uniform Committee).
Peer Support Leaders
Students in Year 11 are given the opportunity to be a positive influence and mentor in the lives of Year 6 students. Each Peer Support group consists of two Year 11 leaders who meet with a small group of Year 6 students on a weekly basis in Semester 1. They participate in a variety of games and activities to develop group cooperation, practise skills of communication, listening, decision making and problem solving, as well as developing their own self-esteem and confidence.