Havergal believes strongly that there should be opportunities at every level for every Havergal student to have a voice and to develop her leadership skills. It is our responsibility to prepare students for leadership—to develop her skills and personal characteristics to be a successful, effective leader. All students are expected to support the leadership of those in formal roles who have the responsibility to carry out specific duties. These leadership opportunities encourage the development of skills that will serve the students well, both at school and in their future endeavours.
Senior Year (Grade 12) students set an example for the entire school and are encouraged to contribute to the student body as leaders through formal and informal leadership roles. In some cases, elections are held to select students for leadership positions. Student leadership positions include: community partnerships, House Captains
, House Executive Committees, school Prefects, senior year grad president, Boarding School leaders, school council, Welcome Committee, House ambassadors, clubs & activities, student publications, and music co-presidents.School Councils:
School councils are groups of democratically-elected students who are committed to representing and leading their fellow students, faculty and staff: Middle School Council, Senior School Student Council, Community Council, Sports Council and Junior Don Council.Welcome Committee:
The Havergal Welcome Committee is an active volunteer group of Havergal students in Grades 11 or 12, who take prospective students on tours of the school, greet special guests, speak about the Havergal experience and the Havergal community and serve as ambassadors for school functions.House Executive Committees:
Each House has an Executive Committee composed of the House Advisor (faculty) and democratically elected representatives. The Executive meets regularly each month to address House business, plan House meetings and House activities. Representatives meet in their respective councils on a regular basis each month.House Ambassadors:
Students in Grades 7 through 12 volunteer to be House Ambassadors, or House buddies, to our new students entering Havergal’s Upper School. School Captain:
The School Captain, Havergal’s senior student leader, is elected by students and staff in the Upper School and represents the entire student body.Prefect:
A Prefect is a Grade 12 student elected by staff and students in the Upper School to serve as a school leader in her graduating year.