We all know that 'you don't need a badge to be a leader'. At St Columba's we foster leadership at all levels and encourage our students to see leadership as the actions we take each day. At the same time as affirming this notion, we provide a specific leadership focus at each level. Our Junior School students lead our Kitchen Garden, taking responsibility for the garden and the use of the produce. Our Year 3/4s are our Eco-Warriors and STEAM Clean the Bay leaders. Our Year 5/6s have many opportunities for leadership! They work as Wellbeing leaders, Sustainability leaders, Community leaders or Social Justice leaders. In addition, they take on the role of buddies for our younger students, participate in the Port Phillip Leadership course, where they present to local council members, and organise special events for students at our school. The Year 6 leaders run our weekly assemblies and produce a podcast called ''School life: 101'.
Students in all year levels have the opportunity to represent their peers at Student Representative Council (SRC) where they have a say in things like school policies and exciting future plans such as the design of our playground. They also have the chance to take on different roles in the classroom setting, with responsibilities such as the leadership of morning prayer or office monitor.