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Leadership Programme

Leadership Programme

St David’s recognises that everyone has leadership abilities and it is with this in mind that the school attempts to provide an opportunity in the curriculum for all pupils to develop their leadership potential.

The appointment of a pupil to a senior leadership position at St David’s, namely the position of school prefect, is not to be seen as the end of a process, but rather the beginning. The reward for leadership in terms of a leadership scroll comes later. At St David’s, leadership is seen as the facilitation of the growth of each pupil to their full potential. Senior Boys should inspire and encourage others; they need to guide boys in their care with the aim of passing on the baton to the next matric group. The present pupil leadership structures are as follows:
  • Head Boy
  • Deputy Head Boy
  • House Captains
  • Prefects
  • Portfolio Committees - which include Grade Coordination, Academic, Mentors, Sport, Cultural Service, Public Relations and the Environment
All matric pupils are eligible for a leadership award based on their performance in portfolio duties. Prefects do not automatically qualify for a leadership scroll – they are also judged according to their performance. Leadership scrolls are awarded throughout the academic year.
Pupils in all grades are given the opportunity to learn, develop and grow their leadership skills.
  • Pupils attend leadership camps in their grade 8, 10 and 11 years.
  • All classes have one representative in the school parliament
  • Pupils are encouraged to be involved in The Johannesburg Junior City Council
  • The Sports and Cultural programmes offer many varied leadership positions.
  • Pupils have weekly meetings with their Tutors where leadership issues are discussed.
  • Pupils are encouraged to be involved in outreach initiatives
The challenge for school leaders at St David’s is to embrace the concept of service to others which involves the building of a sense of community at school. This change towards a greater sense of community should enhance team-work, involvement and the growth and development of all pupils, and be followed by increased pride and passion for the institution, as generally people  support only  what they create.