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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.

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’s a wonderful way to build confidence early in life.

The International School of Western Australia 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 Leadership Positions include:

Executive Team:

  • School Captains x 2
  • Service Ambassador
  • Administration Ambassador
  • Environmental Ambassador
  • Student Council Representatives:
    • Year 10 Representative
    • Year 9 Representative
    • Year 8 Representative
    • Year 7 Representative
    • Year 6 Representative

A further 16 leadership opportunities are available for students, who may become House Captains, through the ISWA House System.

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What our teachers say

I love teaching at ISWA because of the open-mindedness of the families and the students’ abilities to share their cultures in the classroom.

Ashleigh Forbes: Pre-Primary

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