Leadership matters help grow esteem

IMPORTANT: By taking on positions of responsibility at school and in their communities, students will feel genuinely good about themselves.
IMPORTANT: By taking on positions of responsibility at school and in their communities, students will feel genuinely good about themselves.

SCHOOL leadership teams are a great way for students to get more involved in the school community.

But there are also a lot of other benefits.

Leadership teams are often nominated by fellow students or teachers, so this can be a confidence builder for students.

Whether they are organising a fete or school disco, or helping out younger students, being on a leadership team can also teach students about responsibility. 

Having to lead assemblies, give speeches and attend community events can provide students with public speaking abilities and networking opportunities.

At some schools, the leadership team may also be responsible for looking after special school items or trophies, this could even the school or Australian flag.

Being on a leadership team can also create new friendships.

As students from different circles, grades and classes are able to mix, team members could find themselves making friends with people they otherwise may not meet.

It can also be a great resume booster. Having prefect or school captain on your resume could be a nice addition for future employers.

It not only demonstrates the level of respect you received from the school community, but it could also demonstrate responsibility, leadership and interpersonal skills.

Of course, being on the leadership team also allows plenty of time for fun.

Ultimately,  being on the school leadership team requires more responsibility, but it could provide students with a great foundation for their future.

LONG TERM BENEFITS: Being a leader can benefit a student not only in high school and college, but in their professional life.

LONG TERM BENEFITS: Being a leader can benefit a student not only in high school and college, but in their professional life.

CONNECTED: Becoming a school leader enables you to meet new people and expand your connections beyond school.

CONNECTED: Becoming a school leader enables you to meet new people and expand your connections beyond school.