At Burdekin Catholic High School, students are provided with a range of opportunities to exercise leadership.
BCHS has a Student Representative Council (SRC) made up of elected members from each home room and the School Captains. The SRC conducts fortnightly meetings where a range of issues are discussed. The SRC organizes school discos and other events as well as fund-raising ventures for charitable causes.
The Senior Leadership structure consists of:
- Boy and Girl School Captains and Vice Captains
- House Captains
- Pastoral Leaders for Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10
- Cultural Captains
- Publicity Committee
Student Representative - Meditation
As part of the school's focus on student wellbeing, Christian Meditation is included in Homerooms, Religious Education lessons, whole school and year level assemblies. BCSH has a strong tradition of building leadership capacity in its students, and this is another opportunity for one person in each homeroom to develop their own leadership skills and positively influence others in their year level.
The practice of meditation has been proven to enhance student wellbeing and positively affect learning in the classroom.
To be nominated as an SRM (Student Representative for Meditation) member, is a privilege that includes the responsibilities associated with leadership skills, the Marist Charisms and BCHS ethos.
In addition, Year 12 students act as ‘buddies’ for the new arrivals in Year 7. Year 11 students undertake a leadership preparation course towards the end of Year 11.
Each year the elected Senior Leaders gather during the Christmas holidays prior to the beginning of school to prepare and plan for their respective areas.
Each year the school captains and vice captains attend a gathering of school leaders from Marist schools throughout Queensland to share ideas and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a school leader in a Marist school.