iServi News | 26 November 2021 | Term 4, Week 7
Leadership at Servite
At Servite we promote the important philosophy that all of our students are leaders. We want everyone in our community to step forward and manage their own learning and to make a positive contribution to the life of the college.
We have a very clear set of values that underpin our community and which we encourage our students to live out every day. In living our values each day at school, we promote a sense of ownership where people hold themselves and others accountable for what we stand for.
As a school of opportunity, we also promote a philosophy of involvement. We want our students to take full advantage of the many learning, leadership, wellness and spiritual growth opportunities available at Servite. We have multiple pathways and options available for students across the years and strongly encourage them to put their hand up to be involved.
On such group who has bought into the Servite story in stepping forward to lead, and who have demonstrated the intrinsic motivation to become fully invested in the life of the school, is our Year 12 leadership team for 2022. Led by Head Girl Kailee Young and Head Boy Sam Lufumpa, this industrious and motivated group of students will provide a genuine student voice to strategic planning at the school and model what it means to be a Servite through their service to others and the proactive way that they live out our values.
In preparation for next year, our senior student leaders attended their Leadership Camp this week, supported by Mr John Power, Ms Prue Kirsch and a large group of staff mentors. I was privileged to attend a part of the camp and also to be involved in the feedback session where students presented their ideas to the College Executive for consideration as part of the planning process for next year.
The students impressed with their knowledge of the school, in particular with reference to our College Charisms and Vision. The students spoke passionately on how they could support the continued development of a genuinely inclusive school where people look out and care for one another. Their articulate presentation across all of the leadership portfolios was outstanding and our senior student leaders are to be congratulated for their considered and thoughtful planning and ideas.
We very much look forward to the positive impact that our senior student leaders will have on shaping our community next year. They are important role models for all other students on what it means to lead with courage and conviction. We also look forward to many other students across the years stepping forward to lead into next year to positively contribute to the College environment and culture.
As always, we encourage all students to lead their own learning and development by stepping up to the challenge of involving themselves fully in the many different growth pathways and opportunities available at the school.
Mr Jeff Allen