Senior student leadership at AIS is taken very seriously and holds great responsibility. As representatives of their peers and agents of positive change, our student leaders are the embodiment of everything AIS symbolises: excellent behaviour, exceptional effort and honourable respect whilst continuously acting in the best interests of the entire schooling community.
There are a number of opportunities for students to become involved in the leadership program with leaders from both Primary and Secondary working as a team across both schools. This nurtures and develops the sense of continuity, pride and belonging our students feel from Prep right through to Grade 12 in this very special AIS schooling community.
Our Secondary School leadership is elected through a process of written application, interview, speech and teacher/student vote and consists of:
- Four School Captains (preferably two boys and two girls from Grade 12)
- Eight Pillar Leaders (from Grade 12)
- Ten Pillar Ambassadors (two from each grade to represent each pillar)
These Secondary Leaders will be responsible for working under one of the four pillars representing AIS: academic, cultural, sporting and community.
Together the Captains and Leaders will work with Student Ambassadors from other year levels, including those from the Primary School, to achieve student-inspired goals and objectives under the four pillars. AIS has a proud history and for our student leaders, leaving a legacy that will grow and future leaders can further develop is an extraordinary opportunity.
In addition to these important leadership positions, AIS secondary students have the opportunity to further their leadership skills through participation in a number of local, national and international programs. Through its involvement with organisations such as those listed below, our students are given insightful, formative and incredibly valuable experiences to help them reach for the stars:
- Global Leadership Training
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Model United Nations
- Community Action and Service Program
- Model United Nations and
- World Challenge trips