The development of leadership qualities is considered to be an important part of the School's commitment to empower girls. By encouraging girls to participate more fully in the life of the School, student leaders become agents of change for the School community.
In their final year at the Junior campus, all Year 6 girls are given leadership roles. Opportunities for leadership in Junior Years include undertaking such duties as:
- School officials
- House officials
- Student Representative
- Council Members
- Leaders in sports, the arts, debating culture, religion and other school and community activities.
Student leadership encourages participation. Activities link strongly with learning about citizenship and the processes involved in a democracy. The Student Representative Council (SRC) provides excellent opportunities for the girls to apply their learning in decisions that affect them in the school environment.
Middle and Senior Years Leadership
To prepare our girls for future leadership roles and the demands they will face, the School is committed to helping girls develop:
- Interpersonal skills
- A sense of responsibility
- A sense of belonging and participation
- Organisational skills
- The ability to lead and motivate others
- Pride in serving others
Glennie's student leadership model allows girls in Year 11 to choose their own leaders for the following year. Interviews with the Head of School complete the process. The Senior leadership body, led by the School Captain, is made up of committees – each of which has a Captain and Vice-Captain.
This integrated approach to student leadership, recognises the diverse ways in which the girls can contribute to, and participate in, the life of the School. It aims to encourage greater involvement and a more collegial approach to leadership, whilst recognising the value of Service.