Recognising Strong Leadership in Schools

By September 22, 2020September 28th, 2020Schools

This term we have enjoyed spending time in Queensland schools as well as being able to connect online with schools in Victoria and New South Wales…

Here are some incredible acts of leadership we have witnessed around the country!

Photo courtesy of Braemar College Facebook.

A Little Box of Strength

In Term, 3 the Year 12 cohort at Braemar College each received a personal delivery from the Head of Senior School. A ‘little box of strength’ filled with novelty gifts and three hand-written notes of support from the Principal, the Head of Senior School and the Year 12 Level Leader.

This is such a beautiful gesture from the educators at Braemar College, who were unafraid to show compassion and go out of their way to serve with empathy; an admirable act of leadership.

Braemar College, VIC

Live-Streamed Music Showcase

Throughout COVID we have been blown away by the adaptability and unrelenting passion our teachers have shown to fight for annual events to be held in any way possible.

This year the International Grammar School Music Showcase was live-streamed, enabling students to showcase their talents to family and friends. The event highlighted the incredible devotion of all involved.

International Grammar School, NSW

Photo courtesy of International Grammar School Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Secondary College Facebook.

Virtual Walk/Runathon

Congratulations to the seniors of Alexandra Secondary College who are maintaining connections and keeping house spirit alive within their school community during isolation with this incredible initiative!

We appreciate how difficult it can be to stay motivated during home-learning. Through this program, the College Captains hoped to encourage students to go outside, keep active and stay connected with their school community.

Alexandra Secondary College, VIC

Sending Support

Our Lady’s College students sent supportive messages to residents of TriCare Annerley Aged Care during the lockdown period in Queensland. Prior to the pandemic, the girls would usually spend their Tuesday afternoons connecting with the residents and enjoyed playing cards, board-games and sharing conversations.

Their messages of support were greatly received by residents who were missing their usual face-to-face visits. A small gesture of kindness can go a long way!

Our Lady’s College, QLD

Photo courtesy of Our Lady’s College Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Kincoppal-Rose Bay Facebook.

Formal Fashions

2020 has looked so different for our senior students, with many important events such as awards ceremonies, valedictories, sports carnivals and formals being cancelled.

The Year 12 girls at Kincoppal-Rose Bay made the most of their final year, despite its differences, by wearing their ‘formal’ dresses to school on what is their last day of formal classes. Some students were even spotted wearing the same dresses their mothers wore at their own formals.

Kincoppal-Rose Bay, NSW

True Colours Day

The girls at Loreto College were invited to wear free dress to celebrate the end of Term 3 with yLead!

When chatting to the girls, we learnt that they had called their free dress day “True Colours Day”, being asked to wear a colour to support a cause that means something to them. Lots of the girls were wearing pink to support breast cancer awareness, purple for International Women’s Day and orange for Guide Dogs Australia.

We loved the sea of bright colours at Loreto!

Loreto College, QLD

Photo courtesy of Loreto College Facebook.

Throughout Term 4, whether you’re back to school or continuing online learning, we know as educators you will continue to find creative and meaningful ways to empower your students.