Teaching & Learning - Student Leadership

At Stella Maris we believe we will strengthen our school community through students who know how to live and lead in a community that values social justice, service and stewardship.

We believe our Student Leaders are capable of learning how to articulate and enact ‘regenerative’ thinking, initiatives and actions with connections to the Catholic Identity of Stella Maris through:

Social Justice
Using the principles underpinning  Catholic Social Justice teaching, our Gospel Values and talents to make a difference to others 

Leading through a sense of service to other, caring and making a difference to our community, voluntarily giving up time to help

The responsible overseeing and protection of everything and everyone entrusted to our care and promoting a culture of Positive Psychology.  

We believe social justice, service and stewardship can be best developed by students in their chosen leadership context. We believe leadership is about the benefit of other, “Whatever you are doing you are doing for the benefit of other."

The School Principal, along with both the Discovery and Encounter Coach and the Senior Community Coach, ensure the conditions are created for Student Leadership to be successful each year.

A team of Student Leadership mentors oversee and enact our Student Leadership practices. A member of staff, acting as a Student Leadership Mentor will be allocated to each context.

Student Leaders will contribute and develop whole school involvement in the following contexts:

  • Regeneration (includes Sustainability and Science Discovery)
  • Sport (includes Sport Discovery and Blue Earth)
  • Student Wellbeing (includes Peer Mentoring and Coaching)
  • Community Partnerships (includes D&E discovery)
  • The Arts (includes Arts Discovery)
  • Communication (includes Students Voice ‘Stella Podcasts’ )