Why student leadership is important in education?

Leadership 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.

Year 11 students at Bishop Tyrrell participating in leadership training through a blended online incursion delivered by the charismatic coaches Fred and Madeline from ‘Unleashing Personal Potential’ via Zoom. The incursion offered creative and engaging ways to help Year 11 understand one another’s strengths and get to know what kind of leaders they are

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.

Leadership is a skill for life, and we ensure all students have regular opportunities to be involved and strengthen their skills. If you'd like your child to experience leadership-focused learning, please contact our friendly team on (02) 4979 8484.