At Brighton Secondary School, we foster an environment for students to be curious about engaging in opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, to show courage to have their voices heard, and to develop their leadership skills as a valued citizen of the Brighton community.
We value connectedness, belonging and challenge, and our leadership opportunities reflect this.
Year 12 Prefects
Year 12 students who embody the school values of Courage, Curiosity and Citizenship, aspire to be a voice and support of their peers, and endeavour to be positive role models and leaders have an opportunity to apply for and represent the school as a Prefect.
The two Head Prefects attend Governing Council meetings and meet with Senior Leaders to offer student perspective and voice on issues that directly impact them.
The students at Brighton Secondary belong to one of four houses: Buffalo, Cygnet, Holdfast or Rapid.
Two students from each house, in each year level, are selected as House Captains if they are passionate about their school and school experiences, interested in planning, promoting and participating in activities and events, and value opportunities for students to represent the school.
Their leadership, participation and encouragement are paramount at competitive House events such as Swimming Carnival, Year 8 and 9 Challenge Cup and Sports Day, but their involvement as leaders and representatives of their House spreads far beyond sporting experiences.
Special Interest Program & International Captains
Our Special Interest Volleyball and Special Interest Music programs offer Captain and Vice Captain positions to senior students, in their final years of the program. These students are exceptional role models for the programs and the school, and are provided with an opportunity to guide, support and lead their peers through the program.
Similarly, in Year 12, two students who study abroad at Brighton Secondary are given the opportunity to represent the international student body as International Captains.
Primary school to high school transition is a pivotal time in a young person’s school journey, which is supported by the Year 11 Peer Support Leaders; senior school students who have a valued role as mentor and pillar of support in the critical stages of transition into high school.
Student Voice & Agency
At Brighton, students are encouraged to make their needs and requests visible to staff. Whole-school student surveys and open student forums are fundamental in refining and informing school plans.
Various student action groups, concerned with developing and promoting our school, are offered to students and target the needs and aspirations of current students.
With broad exposure to leadership within a range of learning experiences, activities and events, every student at Brighton Secondary School has an opportunity to build themselves as a leader, connecting to their peers, classrooms, House, school and wider community.