Student Leadership


Student Leadership at Downlands is characterised by alignment of philosophy, process and practices with the MSC Vision for enhancing student growth, and is characterised by a focus on servant leadership as core, relationship building, gentleness and affirmation.

Our student leaders are committed to upholding MSC values and acting as role models for the rest of the student community. They are expected to stand with and for the charism and be able to articulate it in their own words. 

Numerous opportunities exist for students to develop leadership skills across all Year levels, whether this be through election to year level Student Representative Councils (SRC), active participation in liturgical celebrations, leadership in the co-curricular spheres of Sport, Performing Arts, Social Justice, Cattle show Team, Boarding houses or in Day houses.

Towards the end of Year 11, students participate in a specific Leadership Program which focuses on what it means to lead according to the Ethos, Vision and Mission of Downlands as a Catholic MSC school. This program is inclusive of physical activities requiring teamwork, and culminates in a process through which College Leaders are identified. The process aligns with the College Levels System. It requires nomination, initial voting, interview, presentation of speeches and final voting.