Student Leadership

Students are strongly encouraged to lead at Walford and there are formal and informal opportunities for them to do so.

Junior School Leadership

Our aim is for students to learn early on that they can influence change for the better by serving causes greater than their own. Underpinning our approach to leadership is our school motto Virtute et Veritate – “With truth and moral courage”, reminding us that leadership is about bravely standing up for that which we know to be ethically right and true.
 
Students are strongly encouraged to lead at Walford and there are formal and informal opportunities for them to do so.
 
Formal positions in the Junior School include an active Student Representative Council, a House Captain system and the Peer Support Program.

 

The Year 5 Exhibition is the culminating learning project for the Primary Years’ Programme. Each Year 5 student has a significant role in leading the whole school community through a comprehensive display of acquired knowledge, taking the opportunity to teach on their learning and inspire others to take action. This showcase of collaboration, service and action highlights the empowerment and agency that is central to our Junior School leadership program.

Middle School Leadership

Our world needs leaders who are confident, agile to change and capable of solving complex problems and it is critical that we help prepare tomorrow’s leaders, today. Nurturing and growing the leadership capabilities of adolescents so that they can influence change is underpinned by our school motto Virtute et Veritate – “With truth and moral courage”, reminding us that leadership is about bravely standing up for that which we know to be ethically right and true.

  • School Ambassadors
  • Middle School Committee Representatives
  • Student Wellbeing Committee
  • Sporting and Activities Ambassadors
  • Road Crossing Monitors
  • Student buddies
  • Smith Family Student2Student program
  • Student Mentors (orchestra, choir, bands)
  • Sport Coaches
  • Junior School Umpires

Senior School Leadership

As our future leaders, this generation of graduates will need to be empowered to feel that they can shape a world and a future that will enable humanity to thrive. There will be ethical and societal complexities and challenges that will require courageous decision making and brave leadership.

Students are strongly encouraged to lead at Walford in a range of formal and informal roles.

Some of these roles in the Senior School include:

  • Sports Captains
  • House Captains
  • Music Captains
  • Debating Captains
  • Year 10 Committee
  • Traffic Monitors
  • Sport Coaches
  • Sport Umpires
  • Peers Support Leaders
  • School Ambassadors
  • Student Wellbeing Committee
  • Boarding House Captain, Vice-Captain and Prefects
  • Student Council
  • School Captain and Vice-Captain

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