Leadership development is based on nurturing creativity, inspiration and service. At Prince of Peace, leadership is based on a model of 'servant leadership', where students are encouraged to identify their strengths, exercise their talents, serve the community and realise their dreams.
Our Leadership Development program aims to help our students recognise and develop their leadership skills through a range of service-based opportunities supporting the College and the broader community.
Our students play a major role in growing and nurturing Prince of Peace Lutheran College’s commitment to honouring relationships.
The Leadership Development program aims to develop leadership qualities, seeks to unite students across year levels and fosters caring relationships throughout the College. These relationships will, in turn, nurture a ‘service-learning’ environment that allows for positive and supportive connections to be made.
Key leadership opportunities occur at the following points of a student’s school career:
- Junior School and House Captains (Y6)
- Music captains (Junior)
- Library monitors (Y6)
- the Year 6 Parliament
- the Enzyme Project (Y6)
- Middle School and House Captains (Y9)
- Senior School and House Captains (mid Y11–mid Y12)
- Student Representative Council (Y7–12)
- various ‘buddy’ programs where older students support and mentor younger students
- the Year 11 Emu Gully leadership camp
The College is deliberate in providing opportunities for leadership learning to occur as part of the formal curriculum. It is our hope that all students develop their leadership skills, demonstrate service and feel that they have a voice. We believe all students are called to use their gifts to serve God and their communities and that all students are leaders, regardless of whether they hold a formal leadership position.
Recent student-led initiatives have included participation in the World Vision 40 Hour Famine, the Red Shield Door Knock Appeal and the RSPCA’s Cup Cake Day, as well as participating in and supporting the Prince of Peace Meals 4 You Ministry, and school ‘buddy’ programs.