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Why student leadership is important in education?

060217-leadership-3850-300x200pxLeadership is about the art of motivating, influencing and directing people so that they work together to achieve the goals of a team or broader organisation. It’s important for students to experience leadership opportunities during their schooling, to learn the art of building relationships within teams, defining identities and achieving tasks effectively. It also provides an opportunity to learn to identify and display effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Leadership begins with identifying and understanding our values. Our values are our fundamental beliefs – those principles we consider to be worthwhile and desirable. At Bishop Tyrrell, we believe all members of our community should be capable of exercising leadership in different contexts. The more leadership is encouraged, the more it flourishes.

The framework of our whole-College model of leadership encompasses:

  • Leadership in action
  • Leadership style
  • Team culture
  • Discipline
  • Vision
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving and decision-making
  • Resolving conflict
  • Understanding and managing change

How does the College aim to achieve this?

  • We assume responsibility for serving others in order to achieve the mission of the team.
  • We attempt to lead by example and encourage other team members to develop positively as individuals.
  • We embrace the highest standards of loyalty, service and integrity and act in a manner consistent with the tradition and ethos of our community.
  • We look for leaders who will be authentic, who will listen to people and who are imbued with a pervading drive to serve others before themselves.
  • We admire those who can personalise the collective experience for all of us.

Students at Bishop Tyrrell have the opportunity to experience leadership at the College through the following avenues:

  • Formal and informal leadership positions.
  • The challenges of academic achievement in assessment tasks.
  • Opportunities to achieve success with friends and peers in the classroom, on sporting fields and on the stage.
  • Showing appreciation for beauty and culture in artistic enterprises.
  • Striving to embody the values and faith for which we stand.

The College has now selected the new student Leadership Team for 2017. They are a strong group of young men and women of integrity and principle who will be fine leaders in our community.

College Captain Megan Wallace
College Vice Captains Cameron Swilks and Ruby Mavor
College Prefects Kiara Salisbury (Service)
  Harrison Bates (College Events)
  Nicholas Chapman (Performing Arts)
  Maddison Elliott, Declan Irvine and Nicholas Eve (Sports)
  Alexis Regan (Primary School)
  Rosie Brokate (Student Representative Council)
House Captains Rory Smyth (Curry House)
  Madeleine Wilcock (Darcy House)
  Tara Sutcliffe (Fletcher House)
  Annabelle Ness-Wilson (Thomas House)
Primary Boy Captain Rory Gawron
Primary Girl Captain Lyla Chapman
Primary Prefects Ella Smith
  Keira Knipe
  Sophie Moulds
  Olivia Johnson
  Stella Shore
  Sebastian Probert
  Gurtaj Singh
  Winston Maund

To learn more about how Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College inspires students to learn, lead and serve, download our Prospectus.