Students don't have to be school captains or house captains to be considered leaders. We encourage our students to be leaders in the classroom and playground, through their support for other students, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or community events and projects.
Marsden High School incorporates many facets of leadership throughout Years 7-12. Junior students are able to be elected as Captains of their Sports House (Bradman, Curthbert, Konrads and Young) in each year, through 7-10. These positions require students to be leaders within the school's integrated sport program. In Year 10, students have the opportunity to be elected as Junior Sports Captains and work with the Sport Faculty in managing whole school sporting events.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) allows for representatives from each Year group 7-11. The focus for SRC events, is to build school spirit, be a voice for students and run charitable events for worthy causes. Tradition has seen events such as Valentine's Day, the Marsfest food festival, and a school BBQ offsite at the School Sports Carnival, to be run with outstanding success.
The School's Peer Support Program provides training for Year 10 students, who then provide mentoring and support to new Year 7 students over a number of structured sessions in Term 1.
The most senior leadership roles in the School, involve the Prefecture Leadership Team. The PLT comprises of a small group of outstanding Year 12 students who each hold portfolio's within their leadership title. The School Captains, oversee leadership and school spirit, both Captains support the PLT and the SRC in their roles, and events within the school. The Prefecture Team in the PLT attend to the following portfolios – Sports Captains, Student Mentor Prefect, Prefect of Music, Prefect of the Environment and Prefect of Social Justice. The PLT will generally comprise of 10 elected students, who run events according to their area of interest. The PLT will meet on a bi-weekly basis, to discuss events happening in the school, support each other in their quest to build school spirit and represent the school student body with pride, demonstrating overall excellence.