Canterbury Girls' Secondary College encourages students to undertake leadership roles and provides a structure and program for developing student skills in leadership. The development of these skills is strongly supported through participation in leadership programs within the College and through our links with the local community.
Canterbury Girls' Secondary College is a member of associations such as the Alliance of Girls' Schools of Australia and the Association of Girls' State Secondary Schools of Victoria which provides students with additional opportunities to develop leadership skills. Groups of students attend conferences and workshops organised by these groups. All student leaders undertake formal leadership training and participate in regular planning days.
The Senior Student Leadership Team comprises two School Captains, the Arts Captain, the Sports Captain, the Community Liaison Captain, the Social Service Captain, the Environment Captain and the Student Representative Council President. The Senior School Arts and Sports Captains are assisted by a Vice-Captain (from Year 11).
The Captains are responsible for representing the College at public forums, for fostering school spirit and traditions, for being a role model for other students, and for promoting student participation in College and House activities such as performing arts and sporting events.
The Captains also host general assemblies and whole school events. The Senior Student Leadership Team meets with the Principal on a regular basis, and convenes meetings of their individual teams.