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School leadership

To lead is to be able to motivate, influence, and direct others in order to work together to achieve a collective goal. Effective leadership can inspire greatness.

As a Christian school, Trinity understands that the essence of leadership is service. So, in aspiring to lead, we aspire to serve. The foundation of the School’s leadership programme is based on the Biblical principle of servant leadership as demonstrated by Jesus through the Gospels. Learning to lead, and serve, are valuable life skills that can help your son to realise his potential.

Providing boys with leadership opportunities in schools is important in instilling a culture of humility, integrity and respect. Becoming a good leader does not happen overnight, so it’s important that leadership is encouraged during the schooling years. Skills associated with leadership are highly valued in the workplace and will help set your son up for life.

We believe that great opportunities are borne out of service to others and that these experiences further enhance the learning opportunities for boys. At Trinity, leadership opportunities commence in the primary years. Hear what one Year 6 student has to say about what it means to be a school leader at Trinity.

 

Leadership skills

Leadership skills

Even from a young age, boys can develop leadership skills and learn to serve others. Leadership requires us to do what is right, not what is popular, and to stand up when it would be more comfortable to stand back. Naturally, these skills will prove valuable throughout life. While leadership attributes are many, we have unpacked five essential leadership skills in our blog. These leadership skills will help set your child up for life:

  1. Communication
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Negotiation
  4. Responsibility
  5. Integrity

Recognising leadership qualities in children goes beyond confidence and boldness. While these traditional leadership characteristics may be true, there are a variety of more subtle signs that may imply leadership ability. Some signs that your son is a leader include:

  • resilience
  • responsibility
  • empathy
  • socialisation, and
  • teamwork.
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Activities and games

We know that effective leadership relies on great communication, teamwork and problem-solving. At Trinity, students can experience leadership opportunities through sport, creative arts, classroom activities and more formal leadership appointments. There are many ways to teach leadership skills to children, and one of the key ways is by learning through experience.

In our blog, we put forward five activities to enhance leadership skills. These fun activities can be experienced with friends and family and can also help build relationships.

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Christianity

At Trinity, our educational principles are underpinned by a thoroughly Christian foundation. In preparing boys to display leadership qualities within their community, there is much that can be learned from the teachings and leadership of Jesus. Learn how Christianity can inspire boys to become great leaders here.

We believe that leadership cannot happen effectively without relationship and connection, and that the essence of leadership is service. When we are selecting School Officers at Trinity, we seek self-disciplined and responsible young men who are held in high regard by their peers and school staff. While we look for exemplary students, we also look for young men whose virtues are characterised by those consistent with the Christian faith.

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Leadership at Trinity

There are many opportunities for boys to experience leadership at Trinity. First and foremost, they will learn real and applicable leadership skills from their teachers who act as mentors in the classroom, on the sporting field and in their daily interactions.

Informally, boys will have the chance to express leadership qualities within the classroom, in the playground and while participating in co-curricular activities. Our extensive co-curricular programme is structured to promote and develop leadership, responsibility and service for boys, whether through creative arts, sport or Cadets.

Boys in both the Junior and Senior Schools also have the opportunity to become part of the school leadership group as School Officers. In addition to a good record of behaviour, dress and application to learning, School Officers also demonstrate a strong commitment to the School. In the Senior School, the following positions are available each year:

  • School Captain
  • School Vice-Captains (three)
  • House Captains (16)
  • Prefects (12)

Boys in the Preparatory and Junior Schools also relish the opportunity to experience leadership. In the Preparatory School, the following positions are available:

  • School Captain
  • School Vice-Captains (two)
  • School Officers (seven)
  • House Captains (four)
  • House Vice-Captains (four)

In the Junior School, the following positions are available:

  • School Captain
  • School Vice-Captain
  • School Officers (seven)
  • House Captains (four)
  • House Vice-Captains (four)