Student Leadership

Students of all ages should have opportunities to develop their voice, and in doing so, discover and build capacity in their ability to be a leader. Throughout their time at Havergal, students are provided with diverse opportunities to step into leadership roles across the 5 Domains of Leadership.

Formal Leadership opportunities are provided through our formally elected student leaders. Students can run and be elected into the following roles:


Grade 12s Only

  • Prefect
  • House Captain
  • Sr. Year President


Upper School

  • Club Head
  • Community Partnership Head
  • Grade Representative
  • Member of Council for Sports, Arts, Wellness, Sustainability, Admissions, Junior School, Middle School, Social and Student Councils


In the Junior School, our Grade 6 students rotate through a tri-partiait leadership framework. The year is divided into thirds and for each section Grade 6s take on the formal leadership roles of House Captain, Student Council and Community Council. In this way, there is a deliberate preparation and development of skills and mindsets that is age-and-stage appropriate and contextualized.

Using the 5 Domains of Leadership through the lens of developmental readiness allows students to set out on a journey of leadership where they can recognize themselves as leaders outside of formal leadership. Discover more about Havergal’s contemporary and unique approach to leadership by contacting Garth Nichols, Vice Principal of Student Engagement and Experiential Development, at gnichols@nullhavergal.on.ca.