The Junior Council consists of 22 representatives from Years 7-9 and is based on the Dalton Road Campus.
The Junior Council works in cooperation with the Student Council with an aim to further develop the strong link between the two campuses of St Monica’s College. Students in the Junior Council undertake various training sessions in order to develop valuable leadership skills in public speaking, meeting procedures, communication, decision-making and team work.
All Junior Council members hold responsibilities in a particular portfolio and are also responsible for raising issues, concerns and suggestions of their year level at Junior Council meetings.
CLASS CAPTAINS AND CLASS VICE CAPTAINS
Early in the school year, students from each homeroom in years 7-11 are given the opportunity to nominate for positions of Class Captain and Class Vice Captain. Students in these positions of leadership assist the Homeroom Teacher, Year Level Coordinators, the Student Council and Junior Council with College activities as required.
Class Captains, consistent with all students in positions of leadership, participate in training sessions to help develop skills in Christian leadership through a Gospel understanding of leadership.
Each year, Specialist Captains are selected in the following areas:
Music, Performing Arts, Youth Ministry, Academic, Swimming, Esports, College Production, Public Speaking, Envirofriends, Debating, AFL, Football, Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Tennis, Athletics, Social Justice and Chess.
Being selected as a Specialist Captain is an opportunity offered to students to undertake a leadership role in a specialized area of the College. They work together with staff on events in their areas, and lead the students in initiatives and projects that they undertake.
The Specialist Captains meet with their associated staff representative as required and also undertake training in leadership, communication and public speaking skills.
All Specialist Captains and team members receive general leadership training consistent with programs offered to other student leaders a well as specialized training prepared by staff relevant to their particular role.