Developing student leadership and participation is an important component of the Kormilda experience. There are many pathways students can follow to develop leadership skills. Students from both the Day and Boarding schools, and Middle and Senior Years, have numerous opportunities to practise leadership and experience the challenges leadership involves.
Student leaders are vital to the various individual components of the school. As Prefects, House Captains or within the Boarding and Pastoral Houses, on the sporting field, as Peer Support leaders, or as members of the Student Representative Council, student leadership is recognised and valued at all levels.
These leadership opportunities provide opportunities for the development of the skills associated with leadership: strength of character, initiative, service, empathy, justice and unselfishness.
While leadership opportunities are available at every year level through the House system, students are encouraged to take on increasingly demanding and complex leadership roles throughout their time at Kormilda. The Year 12 Student Leadership team, headed by the College Captains, work as a core group, with weekly meetings. They are encouraged to invite other Year 12 students to join in the organisation of inter-house competitions and fundraising activities. College assemblies are also organised by the student leaders.
Senior students are encouraged to support and mentor Middle Years student leaders, as they develop their leadership skills. Peer support training is provided for student leaders, to enable them to develop their sense of compassion, empathy and support of others, both within the College community and the wider-world. Kormilda students understand that true leadership is about service to others.