At Blackwood High School, we believe that students should have the opportunity to positively influence and shape their learning experience and education to build a Culture of excellence and school pride. Through involvement in Student Leadership initiatives students share their own ideas, opinions, knowledge and experiences to inform school directions to help improve the school.
All Year 8 to 12 students have the opportunity to be involved in Student Leadership. Students involved are expected to abide by the following expectations:
- Wear school uniform with pride
- Role model exemplary behaviour
- Uphold the school values of Care, Achieve, Respect
- Be positive role models and ambassadors for the school
- Be positive influences among the student cohort
- Actively participate in and contribute to leadership opportunities
- Learn and practice the skills required of effective leaders
- Represent the student cohort to positively influence and contribute to school decision making
- Represent the school to the wider community through involvement in Principal Tours, Open Nights, assemblies and local and state events.
The Student Leadership comprises two formal committees or teams:
- The Student Wellbeing Team
- The Learning Culture Team
The Student Wellbeing Team supports the promotion of positive student wellbeing and the development of ‘community’ at Blackwood High School so all students feel safe, supported and have a positive connection to the school.
Students are involved in the analysis of Student Wellbeing data to identify key areas of action. Students contribute to the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to address areas of action. This can include:
- Harmony Day
- Bullying No Way
- Reconciliation Week
- R U Ok?
- White Ribbon
The Learning Culture Team contribute to the development of excellence in teaching and learning at Blackwood High School so that all students achieve their highest potential.
Students are involved in the analysis of data about learning at Blackwood High School to identify areas of action. Students contribute to discussions and provide feedback about teaching, learning and curriculum to improve the educational opportunities and outcomes for all students at Blackwood High School.
The Learning Culture Team will be supported to engage with educational research about effective teaching and learning so the students they can contribute from an informed perspective.
In 2020, Student Leadership will include the reintroduction of the Prefects system. This will include two Year 12 Head Prefects and two Year 12 Deputy Head Prefects as well as ten Year 11 Prefects. A Leadership role in the Middle School will further support student leadership opportunities across Year 8 and 9.