The history and traditions of Ballarat High School are grounded in developing the leadership qualities of all students that attend the School. Ballarat High School’s priority is to develop leadership qualities and capabilities in all students. The School sees leadership and its underpinning attributes as being essential to successful personal outcomes both at School and in the broader community as a citizen and in employment
Ballarat High School provides students with a range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills, including specific leadership programs, camps and seminars that further build on the generic foundations developed in the classroom learning program.
The School’s strong traditions and celebrations provide explicit opportunities for students to experience and participate in leadership through student leadership positions that extend from year 7 to 12. Two students from each year level are elected by their peers to be a year level leader. Year level leaders meet and discuss whole school issues and work together to communicate their ideas and lead activities.
Year 11 students are given the opportunity to attend a 3 day leadership camp where they participate in workshops that aim to build their leadership skills. Our year 12 School Captains proudly lead the student body, representing the School in an ethical and committed manner and ensuring that our students contribute successfully to our local, national and international communities.