West Wallsend High School

We learn for life

Telephone02 4953 2111

Emailwestwalls-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Leadership

Students don't have to be school captains or house captains to be considered leaders.

Leadership is about the art of motivating, influencing and directing people so that they work together to achieve the goals of a team or broader organisation. It’s important for students to experience leadership opportunities during their schooling, to learn the art of building relationships within teams, defining identities and achieving tasks effectively. It also provides an opportunity to learn to identify and display effective communication and interpersonal skills.

At West Wallsend High School we believe all members of our community should be capable of exercising leadership in different contexts. The more leadership is encouraged, the more it flourishes.

Helping our students develop leadership skills is not just confined to formal positions. We encourage all students to be leaders. Students are given many opportunities to lead including in the classroom, on the sporting field, at community events and as mentors to other students.

Students who participate in leadership experiences are exposed to activities that strengthen their leadership and help them to develop more self-confidence and self-esteem.

As a school we are committed to giving students the skills and confidence they need to contribute meaningfully to society.

SHOUT (Students Helping Others Unite Together)

 
Our school has an active student group - SHOUT, a passionate group of young people who make a real difference in our school and community. The group meets weekly with their coordinator, teacher Kirsten Meares.
In 2019 they organised fundraisers for the Australian Men's Shed, Newcastle Dog Rescue and collected donations for the charity Share the Dignity's 'It's in the Bag' campaign.
SHOUT is always looking for new members from all years. If you would like to build your leadership skills or simply make our school or community a better place - come to a meeting and get involved.
We publicise meeting dates on student daily notices.

Leadership opportunities

Include opportunities to attend off-site leadership camps, for example, the YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.