Student Leadership

The school aims to promote leadership in many areas, such as community service, peer mentoring, sport, music and drama. Participation in student leadership is highly encouraged in order to promote student voice and enable participation in decision-making processes. It is the responsibility of all members of the school community to promote, foster and encourage students to take on roles of leadership, responsibility and commitment to their school. One in five students hold a leadership position. A wide variety of leadership portfolios exist across all year levels. Student leaders are inducted, trained and continuously supported by a Director of Student Leadership and Voice and various liaison teachers.

Student Voice

Balwyn High School encourages maximum student participation in its decision-making processes by establishing structures which enable student opinion to be voiced, thereby developing a sense of civic responsibility and pride in their school. Student leaders are encouraged to seek out student voice as part of their responsibility. By allowing avenues for the voice of all students to be heard, we can maintain a positive learning environment where students feel positive, connected and safe at school.

Leadership Positions

A wide variety of leadership portfolios exist including:

– Year 12 Leaders
– Year Level Captains
– Principal’s Advisory Group
– Student Representative Council
– House Captains
– Tutorial Captains
– Music
– Sport
– Theatre Arts
– Senior School Council
– Student Transition Enhancement Program (STEP)
– Student Ambassadors
– Interact Club
– Public Speaking
– Debating
– Science and Technology
– International Students
– Art Society
– Social Justice Committee
– Environment Committee
– Sound and Light Crew