Student Leadership

Student leadership at Saint Sebastian’s gives our senior students a chance to have agency in things happening in our school as they share their thoughts and ideas for improvement, and have an active voice in current happenings around our school. Our student leaders follow the wisdom of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and the Sisters of St Joseph, who began our school in 1937, as they “See a Need and Do Something About it”. This is just one of the many pieces of wisdom we follow.

Our student leaders have made a remarkable start as they lead our school in three major areas of Catholic Identity, the Environment and Community. Leadership skills need to be taught and fostered. Students participate in weekly sessions, whilst also developing skills fostered through the general capabilities of the Australian Curriculum. School camps and involvement in system and community formation days also attribute to skill development. Already this year our student leaders have:

  • led Monday morning prayer and assemblies

  • become buddies to the Prep students

  • initiated an Easter Raffle for Project Compassion (information coming soon)

  • led tours for prospective families

Many more opportunities will present themselves over the year as we plan to create exciting opportunities for our students into the future.

I believe St Sebastian’s offers a wonderful education for all students from Prep to Year 6. We are planning to continue to offer these opportunities into the future. Whilst independent and RI schools offer enrolment from Year 5, many families have indicated a preference to stay at our amazing school. Not only do we provide an excellent education, we offer value for money. Our fees for Years 5 and 6, at around $7,000 for two years, are approximately one quarter of the price of some of other RI schools and independent schools who charge between $24,000 - $35,000 per child for the same period. This is a significant difference. If this is you, I encourage you to start the conversation with others in your cohort because many feel the same way.

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