Student Leadership is a dynamic and influential aspect that contributes to the overall development of students and the school community. It plays a crucial role in fostering a positive and supportive community. It goes beyond academic achievements and involves developing character, responsibility, and a sense of belonging among students.
It is about creating an environment where students not only excel academically but also develop the interpersonal skills and values that will serve them well beyond their time in school. It is about instilling a sense of responsibility, empathy, community spirit among the student body.
In summary, empowering students to take ownership of their educational experience, fostering a positive school culture, and preparing them for leadership roles in the broader community is the core focus of student leadership. It contributes to the holistic development of students and creates an environment where their voices are heard and valued.
The Body of Student Leadership comprises of:
In the prefect system, students are elected by the entire school community (staff & students) to take on leadership roles. The Prefects assist in maintaining discipline, organizing events, and acting as liaisons between students and staff.
Here are some other key aspects:
Mentorship Programs: Student leaders serve as mentors to younger students, helping them navigate the challenges of boarding school life. This mentorship fosters a sense of community, provides guidance, and promotes positive relationships among students.
Community Service / Charity Initiatives: Student leaders organize and lead community service / charity projects within and outside the school. This involvement not only benefits the local community but also instils a sense of responsibility and empathy in the student body.
Student Leadership Training Programs: Leadership training programs are organised by the school to equip students with the skills they need to be effective leaders. These programs help students develop the qualities necessary for effective leadership and personal growth.
Community outreach in DWC is crucial for fostering positive relations between the school and its surrounding community. It involves actively connecting and contributing to the local community in collaboration with parents, community organizations, and residents to create a supportive environment.
It includes initiatives and programs aimed at addressing community needs, building relationships, and fostering a sense of shared responsibility.
The student council provides a platform for students to voice their opinions and actively participate in decision-making processes. This group is involved in planning events, addressing concerns, and collaborating with the school administration on various initiatives. Member of the council are selected from year 7 – 11 with the various form groups in each year having two representatives.
The colour house captains are elected by the members (students & staff) of the colour house. They are involved in planning colour house events and collaborating with the school administration on various initiatives.
Student leadership and community outreach work hand in hand to nurture well-rounded individuals who are not only academically competent but also socially responsible and actively engaged in making positive contributions to their communities. These initiatives prepare students for future roles as leaders and contributors to a diverse and interconnected society.
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