Year 9 Prefect and House Leadership Selection Process 2018

An important and exciting aspect of our Middle School is that our Year 9 students become the 'senior' students on our Campus.

They inherently become the leaders of the student body by being the young people who our greater student body look to for modelling of the values of care, concern, respect and servant-hood. Being the leaders of the College brings with it great responsibility for all Year 9 students. However, acknowledging that each Year 9 student has an important part to play on our Campus, empowering them with this knowledge along with some practical leadership tools and understanding, we believe, is an important step in their own personal development. 

Acknowledging that all our Year 9 students are leaders in their own right, there is further opportunity to be formally recognised as a leader by way of Prefect and House Leadership positions. Students in these positions have specific leadership roles and responsibilities throughout the College. Below is an outline of our leadership forum for all students and the process for students to apply for a leadership position in 2016.

Wednesday, 18th October – Leadership Forum
All Year 8 students will participate in a forum that will unpack what it is to be a leader within the College, as well as leadership qualities and examples. The specific responsibilities of Prefect and House Leadership is outlined along with the application process.

Students who wish to apply for a leadership position will receive an application form and be required to complete a personal statement as to why they believe they would make a good Prefect or House Leader.

Friday, 20th October – Leadership Applications Due

Tuesday, 7th November – Leadership Speeches
Each applicant for both Prefect and House Leadership positions is required to present a short statement as to why they would make a good candidate for leadership in each position. This is presented to current Year 7 and 8 students and a panel of staff including Head of Campus, Deputy Head of Campus, Year Level Coordinator and other teaching staff. For House Leadership, all students present preferentially vote for their respective House Leaders by way of a ballot.

Friday, 10th November – Shortlisting of Applicants
All Prefect position applicants will receive a letter indicating if they have or have not been shortlisted to continue through the remaining selection process. In shortlisting applicants, consideration is given to:
- Individual peer nomination of Prefect applicants
- Campus staff nomination and feedback
- Staff feedback of leadership qualities displayed on Campus 

Wednesday, 16th November – Prefect Applicant Interviews
Shortlisted Prefect applicants participate in a short interview with a combination of Head of Campus, Deputy Head of Campus and Year Level Coordinator.

Friday, 18th November – Prefect/House Captain Applicant Notification
Prefect applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application. 

Friday, 1st December Leadership Training Day
All leaders will attend a training day to be held at Camp Wilkin in Angelsea.

2018 Leaders Induction Service
2018 Prefects and House Leaders will be formally inducted into their positions. The School Captains will be announced from the Prefect group.

The process for Leadership selection is extensive and we recognise that not all students who apply will be successful. However, we encourage students throughout the process to consider the concept of leadership and reflect upon their present level of servanthood in their daily living, be it with a formal title or without.

A lot can be learnt about oneself, even if unsuccessful in being offered a formal position as part of this process. Feedback to applicants will be offered as part of this process.


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