Leadership skills are important for all students, and such skills are taught and practised from Kindergarten. Many opportunities exist for our students to assume leadership roles at ISWA.
At ISWA, we believe it is important for students to experience leadership opportunities during their schooling in order to learn the art of building relationships within teams, defining identities, and achieving tasks effectively.
Being part of a student leadership team also provides an opportunity to learn to identify and display effective communication and interpersonal skills. It is a wonderful way to build confidence early in life.
ISWA encourages students to take on leadership positions within the student body. We have a broad leadership structure with a number of positions, which allows for a greater range of students to be involved.
The ISWA Student Council is made up of representatives from both Secondary School and Primary School. The Council meets once a fortnight and the students run the parliamentarian meetings themselves. They discuss ways of promoting school spirit and overseeing fundraising events such as Halloween, Spirit Day, and other individual class or group activities. Student Council members practise leadership skills, teamwork, open-mindedness, and collaboration within the ISWA school community.
- School Captains x 2
- Service Ambassador
- Administration Ambassador
- Environmental Ambassador
A Student Council Representative is appointed for each year from Years 6 to Year 10.
The House System at ISWA is an integral part of school life.
A further 16 leadership opportunities are available for students, who may become House Captains, through the ISWA House System.
Students belong to one of four Houses:
- Aqua – House of Water
- Aura – House of Wind
- Ignis – House of Fire
- Terra – House of Earth
The House system encourages teamwork and friendly competition within a supportive environment. It instils in our students: resolve, determination, cooperation, creativity, collaboration, and an awareness of the importance of community.
ISWA’s House system helps all of our students to:
- Develop pride in the school
- Develop a school culture
- Develop a sense of belonging
- Recognise participation and achievement in a variety of activities
- Encourage a healthy and competitive environment
- Develop leadership and communication skills at both junior and senior levels
- Develop unity and a common interest between staff and pupils