Student Leadership

Inspired by Jesus Christ and the model of service leadership, St John’s Catholic College provides formal and informal opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and qualities. Grounded in Gospel values, students are invited to nominate for the Student Representative Committee, Residential Leaders, House Captains, College Vice Captains and College Captains. The process to discern senior leadership positions includes a written application, leadership speech to students and staff, a round of voting based on the preferential voting system delivered by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission and a formal interview with the Principal. The Student Leadership Team supports the Principal in working towards the College Vision by providing positive leadership to the student body in line with College values. A key component of the role is the promotion of student wellbeing and the development of a culture of welcome and belonging

Key responsibilities include:
  • Support and contribute to the successful induction of new students into the College Community, including Open Days.
  • Promote student wellbeing by supporting students in communicating issues to staff.
  • Provide visible leadership through active participation at masses, assemblies, carnivals, events and activities.
  • Be a positive role model by living and promoting the core expectations of Stay Safe, Respect Everyone and Learn Everyday. 
  • Represent the College in the community at events    (involves some evenings and weekends): Bombing of   Darwin, ANZAC Day, Meeting with the Administrator of    the Northern Territory. 
  • Regularly attend and contribute to Student  Representative Committee meetings and initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development of the Year Book.
  • Regular meetings with the Principal / Deputy Principal.