Student Leadership Rationale
Good Shepherd Christian School places great emphasis on the development of Christian character, leadership skills and personal responsibility in students. A Christian school must work to develop not only good citizens who will be an integral part of that very community of which the school is a part but also young men and women who have a personal relationship with the living God.
Twelve Skills Of Leadership
Student leadership skills and capabilities are enhanced through exposure to increased expectations and levels of responsibility in a supportive learning environment. It is important that all students’ leadership efforts and endeavours are processed and reviewed within this educational framework.
Twelve skills of leadership that should be developed in Christian leaders (according to Hay & Dempster, 2004) are:
- Project planning
- Problem solving
- Team building
- Decision making
- Goal setting
- Time management
- Project management and resource allocation
- Effective communication and networking
- Conflict resolution
- Diversity awareness
The specific duties the School Captains will do are listed below.
School Honours Roll
At GSCS we believe that school life should be about learning and exhibiting character as much as learning academic and extracurricular activities.
Our staff take the time to instruct in Christian virtues and encourage our students to do their very best (Colossians 3:23) in every endeavour of life. Each year at our School Awards Night we take time to honour the demonstrations of character of our students.
Below is a list of awards given for students who have demonstrated an excellent attitude (Daniel 6:3), humility in their daily conduct (Proverbs 15:33), and the willingness to go above and beyond in their service of the school (Matthew 20:27).
Congratulations to all of these students!
- Leadership Award – Megan Bird
- Sports Person – Ethan Young
- DUX – Emily Gerhardt
- Pastor Blake Servanthood Award – Nathan Holowaty
Senior School Years 11 & 12
At Good Shepherd Christian School the year 11-12 education program is designed to prepare and equip students for life after school. We aim to provide all students with an in-depth understanding of the world around them to ensure they graduate as well-educated, independent young adults, ready for life in the world and eternity. These two years are essential for each student to develop as a unique person of worth, to choose appropriate academic and career pathways, and graduate as a person of integrity to impact the world for Christ.
The focus in Senior School is on leadership. Students learn to apply the principles and skills of leadership to their own study and lives. Many opportunities are provided for them to develop and demonstrate their servant-leadership qualities in the school and local community.
The Senior School curriculum allows students to follow academic pathways leading to both the award of an OP, and vocational pathways which lead to School Based Apprenticeships and Trainee ships, work experience or employment. All subjects offered in Years 11 and 12 can contribute to the achievement of a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).