At Mount St Mary’s the role of Student Leader is one that is held with a great level of esteem amongst students and staff across the school.
The process to stand as the lead representatives for the school is a long one that starts from the moment students arrive at Mount St Mary’s.
From Years 7 to 9 students build a portfolio of evidence in order to apply to be Young Leaders. Once students have passed through a rigorous selection process involving applications, evidence folders and interviews with leadership, they begin their journey as a Young Leader.
Tasked to support school events, the community and each other the students build evidence of their hard work throughout Year 10 and gather this for their final application for the prestigious role of Student Leader. Tasked with supporting all the students within our school community the successful candidates have to navigate applications, interviews and finally deliver speeches outlining their suitability to the role in front of their entire year group.
Narrowed down from over 20 applications to 12 contenders to deliver speeches, it is safe to say that the calibre of application this year was incredibly high. After workshops and speech analysis, the students were then narrowed down to 6, each delivering an incredible speech. The quality of speeches was so high that it left the year group and the staff observing them with an incredibly tough decision to make.