Students as Leaders
Through formal and informal student leadership opportunities and programs, a culture of responsibility, collaboration and inter-personal communication and intra-personal reflection is fostered. From the commencement of a student’s education at Mercy College, she is offered opportunities to experience and explore the many and varied facets of leading and leadership.
Our student leaders work closely with and for the school community. They help to create an atmosphere that supports and promotes a community of practice that continually seeks opportunities to learn about the diversity of ways individuals and groups can and do create change, inspire action and represent ideas and opinions.
The structure and organization of formal student leadership is based around:
A student leader at Mercy College represents herself and the whole College by:
The Student Leadership Executive meets with a staff member of the Justice and Community (JAC) Team. The Student Executive is responsible for assisting with and developing projects that involve the whole school and, in particular, the House system. Their role includes representing the student body on formal occasions.
The Student Leadership Executive consists of:
The Student Representative Council (SRC) provides a forum for students to voice their opinions on all matters concerning their education. It is the vehicle by which concerns can be communicated to and from the student body. It is also the means by which the College Leadership Team can communicate with the students and initiate projects and activities both for the College and the wider community.
The Student Representative Council consists of:
The role and aim of the Council is to:
The Peer Support Leaders actively assist with the transition of new students into the College and provide support and encouragement to the junior students. Peer Support Leaders are formally trained in counselling and meditation skills.
The student Peer Support Team consists of:
Other Positions of Leadership within the College are: