Student Voice Agency Leadership


Glen Waverley Secondary College has a strong focus on providing authentic student voice and agency.

Student voice and agency are intrinsically linked. Agency gives students the power to direct and take responsibility for their learning, creating independent and self-regulating learners, whilst student voice is about giving students the opportunity to communicate ideas and opinions and it is about students having the power to influence change.

Student voice and agency is evident at Glen Waverley Secondary College as students are taught to focus on:


  •     asking questions to strengthen their understanding
  •     collaborating to share their ideas and opinions
  •     actively seeking feedback from teachers and peers to progress and reflect on their learning
  •     giving feedback to peers and teachers
  •     taking responsibility for their learning and on becoming independent and self-regulating learners
  •     pursing and designing learning that stretches their thinking
  •     tracking and measuring their own learning growth
  •     designing and implementing school policy and programs, and actively contributing ideas about student-led learning


Students at Glen Waverley Secondary College are given opportunities to become student leaders, representing a wide range of student bodies and groups and through undertaking various leadership positions.


Student leadership includes listening to and being able to clarify the issues of the students they represent and advocating on their behalf. Student leaders have an increased sense of responsibility to help others and to model leadership principles and values, including modelling behaviour that exemplifies the college values of: Respect, Commitment, Diversity, Persistence and Accomplishment.


 Leadership Positions  Representative Bodies

 School Captain / Vice-Captain

 International Captain

 Middle School Captain / Vice-Captain

 Music Senior Captain / Vice-Captain

 Music Middle School Captain / Vice-Captain

 Sports Captain

 Sports Leader (Bradman, Elliott, Fraser, Goolagong)

 Visual Arts / Performing Arts Leader

 Year 7 / 8 Class Captain



 Advisory Group

 Senior School Advisory Group

 Middle School Executive

 Ensemble Leader