At ISWA, we believe students should experience leadership opportunities in order to learn the art of building relationships within teams, defining identities, and achieving tasks effectively.
Gaining leadership traits and assuming leadership roles allows students to identify and display effective communication and interpersonal skills. It is a wonderful way to build confidence early in life.
ISWA’s Student Council is made up of representatives from both secondary school and primary school. The Council meets regularly and the students run the parliamentarian meetings themselves. They discuss ways of promoting school spirit, raising student awareness of community projects and problem-solving student needs through new equipment and process change.
Student Council host school assemblies and oversee fundraising events such as Sausage Sizzle Fridays, Halloween and Spirit Week. Student Council members practice leadership skills, teamwork, open-mindedness, and collaboration within the ISWA school community.
National Honor Society
Student Leadership Program invites secondary students to join the ISWA chapter of the National Honor Society. The Society upholds standards of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Citizenship and Character. Activities may include volunteering at community organisations and assisting whole school projects and events.
Action and service is weaved throughout the international baccalaureate programmes and is designed to strengthen and extend personal and interpersonal learning. Students have the opportunity to participate in meaningful activities such as raising awareness of underprivileged communities, volunteering in the community, mentoring at co-curricular clubs and playing leadership roles during whole school events.
House System and House Captains
The house system at ISWA is an integral part of school life. The house system groups children of all ages and encourages teamwork and healthy competition within a supportive environment. It instils in our students a sense of belonging and pride, determination, co-operation, communication and the importance of community.
A further 16 leadership opportunities are available for students, who may become House Captains, through the ISWA house system.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are on, the Whadjuk (Perth region) people and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge, respect and seek to learn from their wisdom, continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.