With plenty of formal and informal opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, our aim at Nowra Anglican College is always to partner with our students as they unlock their potential, aim high and find their place in the world.
Opportunities for formal leadership include leading lunchtime clubs, including Interact and Crossroads. They can run for Year Captain, or become a prefect, school leader, or house captain. They are able to take up opportunities for leading in sport, arts or various areas of interest.
Even more importantly, however, our ‘whole child’ approach to learning also operates as a leadership manual, giving students all the tools of leadership - resilience, decision-making, problem-solving, determination and creativity - even before they step into a formal role.
Peer Support AUSTRALIA
Nowra Anglican College is an affiliate member of Peer Support Australia, which runs a peer-led, skills based, experiential learning program. Year 10 students are trained as Peer Support Leaders for Year 7 students and act as mentors for Year 7 students as they commence secondary school.
The activities utilise a whole school approach to empower students to support each other and contribute positively to school life and provide students with a supportive learning environment in which to develop skills, understandings, attitudes and strategies to improve their mental, social and emotional wellbeing. Through this program, students develop friendships and confidence and learn to develop resilience, assertiveness, decision making, problem solving and leadership.