A new and innovative student leadership structure.

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The 2019/2020 BDC student leaders from left: Charlie Alderman Sports Captain, Angus Longworth-Brown Academic Captain, Blake Schoeffel Leadership Captain, Kyle Lang Sutherland Leader, Thomas Sweeney O’Shane Leader, Brianna Malouf Murray Leader, Kaitlyn Lastavec Academic Captain, Kate Murray Sports Captain, Quinn Allen Hollows Leader, Jonah Bedford Leadership Captain, Emily Pavey Cottee Leader, Asra Salman Service Captain, Saskia Brown The Arts Captain, Lucy Alkemade Kngwarreye Leader, Charlotte Bell Service Captain, Jessie Woodward The Arts Captain. 

Bishop Druitt College students have more innovative learning opportunities than ever before. 

The senior leadership structure at Bishop Druitt College has been redesigned for 2019/2020 allowing for more student opportunities that include the areas of leadership, service, the arts, academic, and sport.

Within this new leadership structure, each pair of school captains works with a staff mentor. The role of this staff mentor is to help and give guidance to the captains with direction and as an ideas sounding board, working effectively with their committees and as a conduit to help gain action on any decisions that are made by the committee. 

For this new structure to work effectively, current best-practice and BDC students have identified that authentic, valid, heard, acted on student voice is fundamental to any leadership model, their fulfilment and success. 

‘We are the first independent school in the region to recognise student strengths in leadership areas. We have created 10 captain positions in the fields of, academic, service, sports, leadership and the arts, along with our current house leaders. We recognise the importance of student leadership within our school and the wider community and this structure allows for more opportunity and growth for our students.’ Sue O’Connor, Director of Student Wellbeing. 

The students who applied to become a school captain within this new leadership structure needed to comply with certain criteria responsibilities in order to be successful candidates. Some of their leadership responsibilities include: representing the college at functions, involvement in presentation days, academic performance, lead and develop school-based forums, coordinate student feedback, tours, student voice, participate in charity events and more. 

Bishop Druitt College would like to publicly congratulate the student leaders for 2019/2020.