Leadership and Community Awareness Program

As part of the Semester 1 Leadership Program, we are looking to build ‘community awareness’ and the ‘social and emotional intelligence’ of our student leadership group within our Years 5 – 8 Campus and as such a Leadership and Community Awareness Program has been developed (download the full Program here).

Community awareness, sometimes referred to as social responsibility, refers to the opportunities individuals have to contribute to or make a difference in their broader community (beyond the immediate circle of their family and friends).  Increasingly, the business world is looking for employees who demonstrate community / social responsibility.

Social and Emotional Intelligence refers to the abilities linked to self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management. Development of these skills enable people to understand and manage their own and others’ emotions in social interactions. Leaders who master these competencies have a distinct advantage in social situations.

Leadership is an important opportunity for students, and we want to maximise the opportunities for personal learning and growth.

We have therefore put together a program where our student leaders at the Year 5 – 8 Campus will be required to volunteer tat a Yarrawonga community-based organisation.