Student Voice, Agency and Leadership
Students bring valuable insights and experiences to the school community. At Auburn High School, we place a significant emphasis on developing student voice, agency and leadership opportunities as we believe that student leadership plays a valuable role in teaching young people about team building, decision making, interpersonal skills and responsibility.
The Auburn High School Student Leadership model is built around the four school values, Diversity, Aspiration, Respect and Excellence and aims to give students across all year levels opportunities to lead by example in the pursuit of these values.
The Student Leadership program supports students to develop their leadership capacity and skills through a wide variety of formal and informal opportunities reflecting the diversity of interests and skills within our school community. Formal leadership roles include School Captains, House Captains at the Junior School, Middle School, Senior School level, as well as Year 10 Peer Support Leaders. Student Leaders work within action teams to create change that enhances the school community for their peers.
All students and staff are assigned to a House, named after prominent and admirable Australians. Hollows, after the late ophthalmologist, Dr Fred Hollows AC, Freeman, after the highly successful indigenous athlete Cathy Freeman, Murdoch, in honour of the late philanthropist Dame Elizabeth Murdoch and Winton, for author Tim Winton, representing literature and the arts.
To acknowledge contributions to the culture and community of our school and participation and excellence in our extra-curricular program, students are encouraged to work toward earning badges in the Arts, STEM, Communication, Philanthropy and Sports. Students may also earn House Colours in acknowledgement of their participation and contribution to the broader life of the school.