Leadership can be learned and St Catherine’s offers this opportunity in a formal program for Years 9 and 10 students to stretch and strengthen their leadership attributes.
During Years 9 and 10 at St Catherine’s students are given the opportunity to strengthen their School community and refine and perfect their own leadership skills by studying for their Leadership Diploma, a qualification unique to St Catherine’s.
The Leadership Diploma is designed for students to become more independent. The Diploma drives them to be organised, proactive, altruistic, insightful and empathetic, with the opportunity to make a tangible difference to their School and local community
Encouraging students to step outside their comfort zones and become involved in new and different activities inside and outside the School is a major objective of the Leadership Diploma. The journey provides students with a strong insight, not only into School and the wider community, but also themselves through the personal reflections requirements of the Diploma.
Students must successfully complete a list of criteria which includes developing positive relationships, involvement in mentoring programs, Community Service and environment programs, performance and public speaking, Outdoor Education and being a positive role model.
Students who complete the Diploma are awarded a badge with their certificate and are eligible for leadership selection in Years 11 and 12 and Student Elective in Year 12.