Whether leading class discussion, a trek through the wilderness, or a student group through a city in China, students are encouraged to discover and develop their capacity to lead.
Caulfield has always fostered and developed leadership opportunities for girls and boys. Every program at Caulfield is designed to develop students’ confidence and sense of responsibility, their organisational skills and commitment to goals, so that all students may experience elements of leadership. Girls and boys are given opportunities to share leadership roles as co-captains – and so learn together.
The school also provides specific leadership programs such as the annual Leadership Conference for Year 11 students.
In the Early Learning years, students begin to develop competencies in teamwork, expressing ideas and basic problem-solving – enhancing confidence and self-esteem.
The Junior and Middle Years provide more formal training and participation in leadership roles such as school and house captaincies, class monitors, cross-age tutors and peer support with younger students. Students can extend their leadership skills through the Education Outdoors Program and in a variety of leadership roles in the Internationalism Program based in Nanjing.
The Senior years offer new levels of leadership, with students taking key responsibilities within the school. Student members of the School Committee, for example, are given increased responsibility for issues affecting school life. Further opportunities exist as Captains and Vice-Captains in the House system, as: Yarra Junction Campus leaders, as peer support leaders and as leaders in the fields of – visual arts, drama, music, sport, debating and a variety of community-based programs.