St Pius X aims to provide opportunities to develop and cultivate leadership qualities within all students. While not all students will be formally recognised in leadership roles, we aim to instil in them a strong sense of social justice through servant leadership and service for others.
There are many opportunities for leadership available to students at St Pius X in Year 10. We consider that all of our Year 10 students are the leaders of the school and, as such, need to be good role models for the younger students. Designated leadership positions are:
All applicants for student leadership positions must have:
The list of applicants who meet all of the above requirements are presented to staff who are invited to nominate their top 5 male and female candidates. These votes are tallied and a short list of candidates to give speeches is prepared. Year 9 students vote for captains after listening to the speeches (preferential voting is used). A table showing past Captains and Vice Captains of St Pius X is included in the History section of this website under the "Our School" tab.
The list of applicants who meet all of the above requirements is compiled. At a House Meeting, Year 9 students vote (preferential voting) for the captains in their house.
The list of applicants who meet all of the above requirements is compiled. The list of nominees is examined by a panel comprising the Executive and House Coordinators who select suitable candidates. These students are invited to attend a Peer Support Training Day in November. Those students already elected as Captains, Vice Captains and House Captains are still eligible to be Peer Support Leaders.
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Other student leadership positions are available in Years 7 to 9. Towards the end of each year, students are able to apply for these leadership positions. Teacher endorsement is needed and an interview panel selects two prefects (one male and one female) for the following Years 8 and 9. Year 7 prefects for the following year are selected by a similar process late in Term 1 of the year. The St Vincent de Paul group also selects two leaders. All of these leaders join the Year 10 student leaders on the Student Representative Council.
The SRC works to represent students' interests and needs in various ways. The SRC takes action to bring about positive changes that will benefit the students and the whole school community.
The role of the SRC is to be the voice of the students, find out what students think, help make the school a better place for everyone and have an impact on decision-making within the school, including teaching and learning and student behaviour.
At St Pius X, our Student Representative Council is made up of students who have been selected by both staff and students to ensure the ideas and opinions of students within each year group is brought forward to the School Executive. They represent our school to the highest standard.
Positions on the School Representative Council include:
These representatives work closely with staff and students in all aspects of school life as well as with community members.