Bass Coast College, our student leadership program encourages student agency across all facets of the learning program. Students are offered the opportunity to join leadership teams at Year 12, 11, 10 and 9, with teams meeting once a week to provide voice on issues that matter to students as well as the chance for the development of leadership skills. These teams are divided into areas of interest, with general student leaders and voice representatives alongside sports leaders, arts leaders and house captains. These students are selected through written application and formal interview by their peers and staff.
Once accepted, student leaders are given agency as to charities they wish to support and causes that they wish to advocate for within our school community. They are also representative of their peers and provide feedback to relevant bodies within the school about issues that relate to students as a whole.
Any students interested in applying for leadership positions should see the student leadership coordinator at their relevant campus for more information.
School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. Each year approximately four Year 9 students have the opportunity to attend the School for Student Leadership for the term where they will develop their interpersonal skills and leadership skills while off campus. Selection for the camp is done through an expression of interest and student presentation to an interview panel.
The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students’ home regions. There are four campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. The Don Valley Campus is located at Don Valley, Yarra Ranges.