Friday 12 June 2015

Leadership at Ivanhoe

Through weekly coaching sessions the AFL Auskick program encourages boys and girls to learn the rules and skills of football in a fun, safe and social environment. Children learn fundamental motor skills which can be applied to physical activity and sport participation in the future and learn how to interact with other children as part of a team in small group activities.

The program has been open to Primary students at the School for almost twenty years, with one hundred students enrolled each year. Every Thursday after school during Term 2 the students take part in various group activities to develop their skills of the game and have fun. This year, five Year 11 students (Anna, Noura, Claire, Lilly and Emma) have been assisting with the program and mentoring the younger students as part of their leadership requirements.

All Senior Years’ students are encouraged to challenge themselves by participating in a leadership activity of their choice as part of the Democracy and Leadership Pillars for the Round Square IDEALS Award. Often students complete a number of leadership activities as their skills and confidence increases. Through these activities many of the Year 11 students gain the confidence to apply for Prefects. Students can use their leadership hours to attain The Round Square IDEALS Award before they graduate from Ivanhoe Grammar School.

There are five pillars of the RS Award – Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service. To attain the Gold Award students need to build up 100 hours over from 3 pillars.

Click here to learn more about Round Square and the IDEALS Award.