An enthusiastic group of Year 7 students have been participating in the Pillars Leadership Program over the past three weeks. They have been discussing what it means to be a leader in a Dominican community, reflecting on the characteristics of effective leaders, and meeting some of our current Year 8 and 9 leaders to find out about what it’s like to be a leader at Siena College.
Further leadership opportunities for Year 7 students will be available in Term 2, including a leadership skills series which will take place at lunch times. Details will be made available on Siena Central News next term.
This week the Siena College Student Leadership Team hosted their first “Student Forum” which was organised and run by the Student Leaders. This provided a great opportunity for all interested students to come and talk with the SRC about their thoughts and ideas to improve the learning and community experience at Siena College. Our student leaders facilitated discussions on a variety of topics, and as a result have some exciting projects they will work on over the course of the year in partnership with interested students. The SRC will continue to facilitate Student Forums over the course of the year, to provide the student community an avenue to engage with the SRC, and have their ideas and suggestions heard.
On Wednesday, 18 March the SRC held our first Student Forum, and it was a great success. We had quite a few students, particularly from younger year levels, come to share their thoughts and ideas of ways to improve the school and SRC. Our Principal, Mrs Hanney, also attended the forum and came around to each group, hearing what they had to say about the various topics discussed. The Student Forum gave students the opportunity to have their voice heard directly and discuss topics of interest and concern within the school, with members of the SRC, staff and other students. The SRC is aiming to have at least one of these forums every term in order to increase student involvement in voice and action. We encourage everyone to get involved and come to these forums in the future!
Grace Hoy (Year 11 Kurrajong Leader)