Holy Spirit aims to provide opportunities to develop and cultivate leadership qualities within all students. We aim to instil in students, a strong sense of social justice through the service of others.
Students from Year 5 are all eligible to become school leaders (either School or Vice Captain or Sport House Captain) for the following calendar year. Willing students complete an application package where they gain a taste of the expectations and role of student leaders. These applications are submitted to the principal and students are then asked to present a speech to the school community. After the school community votes and with approval from the principal in consultation with the school staff, the successful students are presented with their leader badges at the opening school liturgy.
The leaders perform a number of ceremonial roles on special occasions. They meet and liaise often with the Stage 3 teacher and principal. The leaders are responsible for setting a good example of being responsible, respectful and safe at all times.
School captains represent the school at community functions – Nostalgia Festival, ANZAC March, Leadership Days, Diocesan Masses as well as school-based activities.
The leaders see a major part of their role to be problem solvers and forward thinkers. The leaders run the Mission Day activities throughout the year and other social justice initiatives as they present.