Student Leaders

As we prepare our young people for their futures, one of the key things with which they must be equipped is leadership skills. The qualities and skills of a successful leader are shaped by their experiences as young people, and we have a philosophy of building servant leadership among those who lead.

Students have many opportunities to gain leadership skills throughout their time at Geraldine High School, and there are several formal roles and responsibilities for student leaders.

A range of training and development opportunities is available for our aspiring leaders, and all student leaders are selected through a democratic process, and are mentored in their role by staff.

Leadership experiences include:

  • Year 8 PREP programme
  • Student Council, with Councillors selected from Years 9 to 13 and Junior Council for Years 7 to 8
  • Outdoor Education Camps from Years 7 to 13
  • Year 10 Enterprise Studies Market Day
  • Board of Trustees Student Representative, elected as a Year 11 student
  • Duke of Edinburgh programme for Years 11 to 13
  • Public speaking in assemblies and other formal events
  • Senior Leadership Camp for all Year 13 students
  • Participation on Outward Bound and Spirit of Adventure
  • Team captains and student managers, coaches and umpires
  • Ball Committee
  • SADD Committee
  • House Captains and Deputy House Captains
  • Sports Captains
  • Arts Captain
  • Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl
  • Head Boy and Head Girl
  • Facilitating the regional Head Students’ Forum
  • Rangitahi Council
  • Easter Baskets
  • Community Service
  • Vertical Form Time Challenges
  • House Activities
  • Canterbury Leadership Forum at Christ's College - Year 12
  • Buddy Reading
  • WeB (We Belong)
  • Peer Support
  • Social Committee
  • Community Committee