Students are given many opportunities for leadership experiences at St. Mel's both within the classroom and the wider St. Mel's Community.
Students are encouraged to become involved in leadership through participating in school masses, and becoming altar servers if they are interested. All students are involved with a buddy program where older students become role models to younger students at the school, both in the classroom and when playing in the yard.
Our school student leadership model encourages all students in the final years of primary school to be a student leader. Towards the end of Grade 5 students apply to undertake a particular leadership role... currently the roles are:
Social Justice, Community Liaison, Sports, Maintenance, Gardening, Communications, Library, Kinder and Technology.
The students are given 'work place' duties and are required give their time to help lead and plan for whole school organisation and improvement in their area.
Grade 5 students get to see what the Grade 6's are doing in the teams early in the year, then participate in the teams in Term 4 in order to decide which team suits them best.
Grade 6 students also run the assembly each week, ensuring that each team gets a chance to present important news or information to the school community.