Galston High School is built around a culture of student leadership: students are encouraged and supported to become active leaders in their school and the wider community.
Galston High School offers leadership opportunities across six distinct aspects of the school, ensuring every student has an opportunity to become a leader. Prefects – The Prefects are the face of the school. The role of the Prefects is to represent the informal school events, the local community, the Galston Community of Schools and beyond.
Student Representative Council – The SRC are the conscience of the school. The role of the SRC is to advocate for the student body. This includes initiating projects that enhance student wellbeing, raising funds to support these projects and supporting charitable causes in the Galston High School community and beyond.
House Leaders – The House Leaders are the spirit of the school. The role of House Leaders is to enhance school and house spirit by creating a culture of positive engagement with school life that celebrates effort, competition and success.
Student Librarians – The SRC are the mind of the school. The role of the Student Librarians is to make the Library a dynamic centre of learning within the school and promote a culture of literacy and intellectual pursuit across Galston High School.
Student Welfare Team – The Student Welfare Team are the heart of the school. The role of the Student Welfare Team is to support learning by connecting students with their school and each other to create a healthy and nurturing learning environment.
Farm Team – The Farm Team are the hands of the school. The role of the Farm Team is to promote agriculture and develop the farm as a rich and sustainable learning environment for the whole school community.
Two of our student leaders for 2022 share their thoughts on what leadership means to them.
India Dalton – “I aspire to be a leader that communicates openly and widely with those around me to represent and advocate for them.”
Saskia Vogt – Leadership involves being a representative of others. Leadership is about legacy: drawing on your own knowledge and experiences to help others with the hope that one day they will do the same.”