The Year Six leadership model at All Saints is one of inclusive leadership. In keeping with our School Motto, “Walk In Love”, we are all leaders; and in the words of our All Saints Feast Day song, “We are All Saints”.
Everything that is undertaken in Year Six is done with the spirit of co-operative leadership, and as such, we walk hand in hand with peers, teachers, parents and administration to continue building the welcoming community that is such an essential fabric of the All Saints ethos.
The students begin the year with an in-depth exploration of what leadership means, with a particular emphasis on Christian leadership. They review/research various world leaders to establish what qualities set a leader aside from others. Hand in hand with this they study and reflect upon Christian leadership and the challenge of following in Jesus’ footsteps and His ministry of service.
They take up this challenge through developing a Class Motto and Vision Statement, both of which strongly reflect the students’ personal and group understanding of leadership.
The leadership retreat day with Project Hatch dovetails with this developing understanding and takes a serious look at the responsibilities that come with leadership. The Project Hatch Team takes the students on this journey through the enjoyment of song and creative activities that engage them in an awakening of their role in the Christian tradition of Servant Leadership.
Year Six leadership at All Saints gains its inspiration and guidance from the life and ministry of Jesus as described in the Gospels.
Christ’s leadership and power was directed towards healing and teaching about the Kingdom of God. Jesus was an active leader who interacted with people, who listened, to what they had to say and who made people feel valued, even the poor and outcasts. He went out and met people, listened, observed and solved their problems. Yet he was a humble leader who inspired others but sought no glory for himself.
On a practical level the students become involved in any number of activities that allow them to express themselves as leaders.
They do this by:
The Year Six Leaders are called upon to express their leadership as they are invited to represent All Saints at school, systemic, parish and communal events.