Student Leadership

St Mary’s offers a diverse range of leadership opportunities for all students that includes joining leadership teams and participating in leadership programs. All Year 6 students are considered role models and leaders at St Mary’s, particularly to their Kinder buddy.

School Leaders, Sports House Leaders, Sustainability Leaders, Wellbeing Leaders and Mini Vinnies are elected by their peers and teachers to these positions.


School Leaders are positive role models for other students. They act with care, courtesy and treat others fairly. School Leaders lead and assist with whole school assemblies and liturgies, lead school tours, provide suggestions with school initiatives and represent the school at Diocesan events.


Sport House Leaders are sports leaders who assist to organise their sporting house, organise sports equipment and build positive team spirit, attitudes and efforts. We have two Sports Leaders for each house. The house teams include Bethlehem, Cana, Galilee and Jordan.


Our Sustainability Leaders lead sustainability and environmental initiatives. The Sustainability Leaders are involved in the following tasks/projects:

Clean Up Schools Day

Schools Tree Day

Earth Hour

Reducing waste of resources (recycling paper, batteries, mobile phones etc.)

Maintaining and beautifying the school environment


Wellbeing leaders collaborate with staff and peers to promote the positive wellbeing and mental health of everyone in our community. They play a key role in organising various whole-school wellbeing activities, which are held during morning assemblies and other school-wide gatherings throughout the year. These activities are in line with the Be You and You Can Do It frameworks.


Mini Vinnies empowers primary school students to become advocates within their school and local community by putting their Gospel values into action. They meet regularly with teachers to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society. The Mini Vinnies Team are involved in the following tasks/projects:

  • Winter Appeal
  • Christmas Appeal
  • Project Compassion
  • Catholic Mission