At Northcote High School, students’ voices are respected and actively sought in our decision-making processes.
Student leadership and voice is a priority for Northcote High. Our student leaders engage with their peers, the school and broader community through a wide range of opportunties and events. From the vibrant Rainbow Day and International Women's Day celebrations, Sports, Music and Drama events, campaigns to assist homeless and indigenous communities or to raise awareness of social and environmental issues and the Philanthropic Projects at each level, students' energy, leadership and activism is central. Our student leaders participate in regular Captains' Conferences, represent the school at events both internal and external and provide input on school issues affecting them - for example, reviews of uniform, curriculum, facilities and classroom climate. In addition to this, a number of students participate in programs such as the Victorian Young Leaders to China, Future Leaders, Youth for Causes and the School of Student Leadership (Alpine School).
Leadership does not require 'a badge'. However, at each year level there are opportutnities for students to take on a range of formal leadership positions. These include Year Level and Program Captains, Class Leaders and Peer Support Leaders. All students are encouraged to apply for these positions and selection is centred around how their actions as a leader embody the school values of Achievement, Curiosity, Humanity and Fairness.
Captains for 2018
Year 7 Captains
Kitty Foley & Joon Cashmere
Year 8 Captains
Magnus Mulhall & Sophie Hargreaves
Year 9 Captains
Elspeth Pinnuck & Charli Doyle
Year 10 Captains
Rosie Thyer & Dimitirios Syrbopoulos
Year 11 Captains
Mary Le & Alexei Petroulias Romios
Emily Lane & Ngoc Diep (Jane) Nguyen (Vice Captains)
Year 12 Captains
Mollie McKenzie & Violet Tolhurst
Year 12 Leadership Group
In order to recognise the leadership capacity and enthusiasm at Year 12, and to support the workload of the final year, this group will work together to lead the Year 12s throughout 2018.
Patrick Greene; Eva Jordens; Violet Tolhurst; Nell Morris-Dalton; Xue Yue Chen; Milla Kruse; Esther Bentley; Freya Viney; Issa Chanzi; Mollie McKenzie; Gabriel Duke
Junior Sport & House Captains
Til Exton; Grace Young; Mia Otswald; Claudia Hetherington; Nick Pappas; Connor Lester; Matteo Rossi-Hunt; Finn Andrew-Fraser
Senior Sport Captains
Taysen Wilcox & Alana Namor
Junior Music Captains
Will Leslie & Kitty Robinson
Senior Music Captains
Evie Deasey; Roy Kermode; Ava Leach-Absalom
Peer Support Captains
Luke Williams & Maia Pierce
International program Leadership Group
Vandy KUY (Vandy); Duc Binh VU (Brian); Haeyun EOM (Haeyun); Jiayi LIANG (Christen); Quan HUYNH (Quan); An DO (An)