The following groups exist to provide opportunities for students to undertake leadership roles in the College.
The Student Representative Council Years 7 – 12
The role of the SRC is to provide a voice for students of the College on matters pertaining to student life. These members of the SRC also represent the College at official functions, act as hosts at major College occasions, communicate with the student body via whole school assemblies and year meetings and organise social events.
The SRC is comprised of:
- Two students (1 male and 1 female) from Years 7 to 10
- Four students (2 male and 2 female) from Year 11
- Twelve students (6 male and 6 female) from Year 12.
Elections for SRC members, College Captains and Vice Captains are held in Term 3 each year and the induction ceremony takes place following the Opening Mass in Term 1 each year.
The College Executive approves the appointment of members to the SRC. SRC meetings are held once a fortnight during term and are supervised by a staff member. The SRC Leadership Training camp is held in Term 4 each year.
House Captains and Vice Captains Year 12
The role of House Captains and Vice Captains is to provide leadership for the students in each of the four Houses, particularly in promoting participation and house spirit in relation to our major College sporting events.
Elections for House Captains and Vice Captains are conducted in Term 4 each year. College Captains and Vice Captains are ineligible to stand for the position of House Captain or Vice Captain, but other SRC members are able to stand for these positions.
The House Captains and Vice Captains are monitored by the two Staff House Patrons appointed to each House.
Restorative Justice Years 10 – 11
By participating in Restorative Justice training, students are equipped with the skills of being able to mediate in and help to resolve conflicts between younger students.
Students in Year 10 are trained in Restorative Practices, and students in Year 11 undertake a refresher course. After this training, senior students are encouraged in Home Group to identify ways of promoting harmony among the students. Year Coordinators are also able to involve suitable older students in the resolution of minor conflicts between younger students.
The Restorative Justice program is monitored by the Assistant Principal and Welfare Coordinator in conjunction with the relevant Year Coordinators.
Year 12 Leadership Training (Marist Youth Leader, YLead)
These leadership training programs promote the development of leadership skills among our Year 12 students.
All Year 11 students participate in the YLead program held at the College at the end of the year. Some students choose to take the opportunity to participate in additional leadership training through the three day Ylead course held in Brisbane in January each year. As well, the Marist Youth Leader Program is offered to students elected to Leadership positions.
These programs are organised at the College by the Assistant Principal and are supported by the relevant Year Coordinator.
Social Justice Committee – Year 10
The Social Justice Committee oversees the fund raising for, and awareness-raising of, current Social Justice issues. This includes support of Caritas during Lent and Yodifee House.
Students apply for membership of this committee and meet regularly to plan and organise suitable activities of a social justice nature.
This program is monitored by a staff member who processes the applications from students wishing to join the Committee, supervises committee meetings and oversees the fund raising events.