Lead by Example
It seems strange that a student can be a capable House Captain or School Captain at their primary school, yet once they reach secondary school these leadership skills are often allowed to remain dormant for six years until the student reaches Year 12. At Templestowe we recognise our school leaders at all year levels and appoint school leaders with whole school responsibilities from Year 7 to 12. These students support new students within their year level to fit into school life, but also assist in maintaining a safe, harmonious and productive working environment inside and outside the classroom.
Student leadership is a key element in continuing to develop a culture of student empowerment at Templestowe College. The staff, students and school community attach great importance to the role of its Student Leaders. They will not only represent the School on a number of public occasions, but will also act as an important link between staff and students, exercising skills in both care for others and supervision.
Each year the College appoints two School Captains (male and female) and two Vice Captains (male and female) from Year 12 or Year 11. These young adults provide outstanding leadership of the student group and represent our College at many events.
At Templestowe College we also have a group of School Leaders who assist with the organisation and conduct of various school functions as well as setting an exemplary personal example in all aspects of College life.
Student Representative Council (SRC)
Students volunteer to be part of this group. The group aims to promote the views and suggestions of the students, encourage students to become actively involved in their school and interact with teachers, parents and volunteers to provide the student body with a voice on the issues that ultimately affect them. They also foster a social awareness through the support of community projects
Some SRC activities have included 40 Hour Famine, Gala Day, Footy Day, Red Nose Day, Daffodil Day, Jeans for Genes Day and Shave for a Cure.
House Captains (Junior & Senior) report to their Head of House. Their roles are to promote and foster House spirit and a sense of caring and belonging within the House and beyond, to act as peer leaders in getting to know all students within the House and in providing pastoral care to other students in the House, and to support the Heads of House, in all functions of the leadership of the House. They also work closely with the Heads of House to organise and co-ordinate House teams for Inter-house competition and participate in official College functions as directed by the Head of House.