Adelaide High School provides students with a variety of leadership opportunities throughout their schooling journey.
Student leaders at Adelaide High School play an important role in supporting their fellow students and being positive role models. Student leaders will have a range of responsibilities dependant on their position. These opportunities enable students to develop their own leadership skills, which will be valuable as they transition to life beyond school.
The Adelaide High School Student Representative Council (SRC) is the democratic arm of student voice and consists of representatives from Years 7-12.
The SRC has a strong emphasis on human rights and organises activities that raise awareness in this area. Apart from the awareness raising role, the SRC supports a range of charities who undertake work in local communities as well as in overseas countries. Students who join the SRC are working as integral members of the global community who are passionately concerned about making the world a better place.
The SRC General Assembly meet on a regular basis to ensure that all students are heard and their views represented in a decision making forum and has representatives who elect to sit on various school and Governing Council subcommittees such as Canteen, Uniform and even the Governing Council itself.
Each year, 22 students (16 from Year 12, 4 from Year 11 and 2 international students) are chosen by their peers to be Prefects. All students in Years 7-11 vote in elections held early in Term 4.
The appointment to the position of Prefect is an honour accorded to a student by the School Community. It is an office that carries specific responsibilities across three main areas:
- The Prefect as a Student Leader
- The Prefect as an example to other students
- The Prefect as an ambassador for the school
Each year, the Year 7, 8 and 9 students in each House elect four students from Year 9 as their leaders. Senior Years students also elect four Year 12 students as their Senior School House Leaders
The Middle and Senior Years House Leaders play an integral role in the running of each House, among a variety of other roles within the School community.
A group of Year 11 students at Adelaide High School is specially trained as Peer Leaders to work with Year 8 students.
Peer Leaders assist Year 8s:
- In their transition to Adelaide High School
- To feel part of their House
- To develop support networks as they begin schooling at Adelaide High School
- To develop new friendships
- To get to know the various Adelaide High School Policies
The Peer Leaders also run sessions outlining the school's Anti-Harassment Policy via the Anti-Harassment Program. On the first day of Term 1, they also conduct guided tours of the school and organise activities to assist the Year 8s in developing friendships and familiarising themselves with the school.
In Term 2, they run a House sport competition for the Year 8s.
A key focus for this student group is to welcome and support the International Students throughout their stay here. International Ambassadors organise social events and whole school intercultural events for international students. There is a strong commitment to developing international mindedness and intercultural skills capability within the school and this group leads in this area and highly values the membership and input of international students.