Leadership in the Junior School
Leadership is an important focus in Masada. In order for students to contribute meaningfully to society they must first be able to speak and act with confidence and conviction and be able to recognise their own leadership qualities. Our Leader in Me® program based on Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, supports this focus. Opportunities for leadership may take place in the classroom, on the sporting field or in more formal leadership roles.
Year 5 and 6 follow the Leadership course designed by Michael Grose. This evolves in three stages. The beginning course for Year 5 incorporates the meaning of leadership, investigating good leaders within both the local and global community and exploring the idea of service. The Intermediate course for Semester One in Year 6 explores in depth the concept of leadership skills, the development of good decision making and the advanced activities for Semester Two of Year 6 extend these concepts.
Formal student leadership positions acknowledge the importance of service to the school and the community. This includes the need for students to act as agents of change by raising awareness of global issues including those relating to the environment and social justice. Students at Masada are developed with the view that they can become future leaders in society.
Formal Leadership positions include:
• School Captains (boy & girl)
• Student Representative Council - SRC
• Leadership Committees: Art, Environment, Library, Sports, Media, ICT, Music, Debating
• Peer Support
Leadership is developed and nurtured at all levels of the School and character traits such as inner strength, perseverance, appreciation of diversity, compassion and courage are developed through structured academic care programs.