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Student Leadership Program

The aim of the Student Leadership Program is to offer all Picnic Point High School students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. This is done by actively participating in a variety of workshops, projects and activities organised by staff and students. There are approximately 150-180 students who take part in the program each year, from Year 7 students to Year 11 students. Each year, the Student Leadership Program consists of two workshops and a 3 day camp. 

SRC and Prefects

The Students Representative Council (SRC) of Picnic Point High School comprises of 28 students. Four students (2 boys and 2 girls) are elected from Years 7 to 10 and 12 students are elected from Year 11 to make up the Prefect Body.

The role of the elected students is to represent their year by presenting concerns and recommendations of their fellow students to the SRC meetings. These issues can then be taken to the Principal, Deputy Principal or School Executive if the SRC considers them appropriate.

The SRC provides financial support for students who, in their sporting or other endeavours, reach regional or higher level. The degree of support varies depending on the level of achievement and the costs involved.

How to apply for the Student Leadership Program

1. All interested students receive a letter about the Student Leadership Program. Included in this letter is a section for parents and students to sign, acknowledging their application for the program. 

2. Millennium data is checked.

3. Successful students receive an invitation to participate in the program for the year. This invitation includes details about the first workshop of the year.

4. Students can withdraw from the program at any time, after discussing the matter with one of the teacher coordinators.

5. Students will be asked to leave the program if their behaviour at school is deemed inappropriate. This can occur at any time throughout the year.

6. All leadership students are expected to participate in the two leadership workshops. If a student has a reasonable explanation for an inability to attend one of the workshops, they must discuss this with the leadership coordinators.  Workshops are an all-day event and are held in the school hall.

How to apply for the SRC and Prefect

1. In Term 2, all leadership students are invited to nominate students in Year 7 to Year 10 to become SRC representatives.

2. Once nominations close, the nominees present a speech to the student leaders. The student leaders then vote. Generally, there are two male and two female SRC representatives, although there are instances where this may differ.

3. The SRC representatives participate in an induction workshop at the end of Term 2, where they learn about the role of the SRC at Picnic Point High School.

4. In Term 2, all Year 11 leadership students are given the opportunity to nominate for the role of Prefect. During a year meeting, the nominees present a speech to their year group, who then vote for six male and six female prefects. Picnic Point High School teachers and the Year 12 Prefects are also invited to vote.

How to apply for the Student Leadership Camp

1. All students participating in the student leadership program are invited to apply for Leadership Camp.

2. Students who attend Leadership Workshop One will be given further details about applying for Leadership Camp.

3. Students will email an application to attend leadership camp to the leadership coordinators. Students who do not complete this email by the due date will not be considered for leadership camp.

4. The leadership coordinators read each submission. When deciding which students will attend leadership camp, the teacher coordinators also consider whether the student has attended camp previously, their effort and application during the first workshop and their leadership skills.

5. Successful students are invited to attend leadership camp early in Term 2. The cost is approximately $300.00. From the approximately 150-180 students in the leadership program, 60 students are invited to attend camp each year.