The development of leadership through service is of fundamental importance to the school, reinforcing the school’s Christian values. Our Year 10 and Year 11 Personal Development Portfolio Program facilitates personal growth and pathways to a successful transition to tertiary life through school and community service.
Students are offered the opportunity to complete a Personal Development Portfolio where they undertake formal leadership training and develop leadership skills in preparation for student leadership positions.
The program focuses on developing confidence and competence as students learn the trials and triumphs that are associated with service and sacrifice.
Through experience, students gain a deeper understanding of teamwork, leadership and commitment. Each of the students involved in the program receive support from GRG staff who volunteer time and expertise as supervisors and mentors.
Secondary School Student Leadership
Each year the school selects two School Captains, two Vice Captains and a number of Prefects to lead the student body. This leadership team lead school assemblies, assist at various school events, and represent the school at public functions. Helping and guiding students, particularly in a peer support role, is also an important aspect of the Prefect’s role.
This team of student leaders also play a key role in the Year 7 Induction Programme, assisting students with ongoing peer support and mentoring. They also coordinate the participation of students in Swimming, Athletics and Cross-Country Carnivals, as well as the Inter-House Public Speaking Competition.
Primary School Student Leadership
The Year 6 cohort has an important role as the Leadership Class by undertaking the responsibility of nurturing their Kindergarten buddies. New students are “buddied” at the beginning of the year.
In addition, the Leadership Class are important role models for the younger students, leading by example. All students in Year 5 participate in a Leadership Development Program in preparation for their experience as the Leadership class. The ‘Buddy Program’ is the first opportunity for the Leadership Class to apply their learning and to understand the concept of servant leadership in a practical authentic manner.
Primary School Officers
An important function in the recognition and nurturing of leadership potential within the School is the appointment of School Officers. These boys and girls carry out important duties in the daily life of the School. Each year two School Captains, two Vice Captains and a number of House Prefects and House Captains are selected to undertake these duties.