At MLC we understand that everyone can lead, and that leadership can be developed in all who seek it.

Knowing that each student has different strengths and aspirations, we offer a number of diverse and meaningful leadership opportunities. The MLC leadership journey is characterised by choice, support and specialised leadership roles that prepare students to become world-ready women.

We encourage early foundations for leadership. Students from Year 3 has encouraged to apply for an array of leadership positions covering either classroom-based or co-curricular responsibilities, and Year 6 students will each be given a leadership role over the course of the year. Leadership opportunities also exist for students at the College's remote sites, MLC Marshmead and MLC Banksia.

These roles create a positive experience where students can discover their leadership potential in a supportive environment, building confidence and developing their skillset. By working alongside peers and staff in a position of responsibility, students are encouraged to co-operate with one another, improve their communication skills and learn to lead in an effective and organised manner.

During their time at MLC, students have the opportunity to be considered for over 1,500 leadership positions in a range of areas. Whether a student is interested in house activities, volunteering in the community, driving change, advocating sustainable habits or paving the way in technological innovation - MLC provides opportunities to lead and make a meaningful contribution.


The leadership program begins in Year 5 with a day of workshops that explores what leadership is and how it is demonstrated. Students also attend a series of workshops that focus on writing and delivering speeches in preparation for the nomination and election of roles, which are either peer elected or applied for and selected by teachers.

In Junior School, students can undertake positions that organise regular inter-house activities and events - whether sport-focused, such as the House Athletics Leader or the House Swimming Leader, or more arts-based, such as the House Music Leader.

Each house also elects their own House Leaders, who arrange activities for house meetings and support other leaders in their roles, and House Social Services Leaders, whose tasks include selecting the house-supported charities and running fundraising events.

Students can also be an Art Leader, assisting in creating and maintaining art displays and contributing to JS newsletters, or a Language Leader, where they help to promote the Language Clubs. Junior School also has Classroom Reader Leaders, a Wellbeing Leader, a Faith and Worship Leader, a Library Leader and an Environmental Leader.

In Years 7 and 8, students are provided with plentiful opportunity to engage in leadership roles. Each position has specific responsibilities, enabling students to discover a role that aligns with their interests.

As Home Group Captain, some of the responsibilities include supervising the physical environment of the Home Group and working alongside the Home Group Teacher to acknowledge fellow students' achievements and birthdays. The Social Service Captains lead their class in their charity or project of choice, organising fundraising activities and managing the finances.

The Sustainability Officer promotes environmental sustainability awareness within the JSS and the larger MLC community; the Startekker provides IT leadership and promotes positive social media. The Faith and Worship Captain discusses the themes for Chapels and Assemblies with the Chaplain and assists in the preparation of Chapel Services.

Other leadership roles include House Debating Captain, House Sport Captain, House Athletic Captain and House Music Captain.

Students can also become a member of the JSS Student Representative Council, representing students' ideas and concerns at fortnightly SRC meetings; or a SRC Executive Member, where tasks include the co-ordination of the SRC and chairing meetings, as well as providing regular reports at JSS assemblies on their progress.
Middle School offers a variety of roles where students can strengthen their leadership skills and demonstrate their commitment to the community of the school.

MLC's five houses are each led by their House Captains, who liase with the House Teacher to run house meetings and organise events, and act as role models for other house members. The House Recorder assists the House Captains and keeps a record of the house's achievements.

Each house also has their own Athletics Captains, Swimming Captains, Drama Captains and Music Captains, who oversee inter-house events such as the House Music Festival and Athletics Carnival.

Students can also apply to be a Home Group Leader, involving themselves in Home Group activities and encouraging peers to do so as well. Or President of the Student Representative Council, where they lead SRC representatives from Years 9 & 10 and conduct informative discussions in efforts to create awareness of issues which are important to students.

Every leader helps to build the MS community, leading by example and contributing to a constructive and positive environment.
There are around 300 leadership positions available to Year 11 and 12 students, many of which involve leadership training.

Prefects and House Captains are selected through a process of nomination, voting and interview. They provide student leadership and act as a channel of communication between students and staff, as well as representing the student body. Each House also has a committee that assists in running House activities and events and supports the House Captains.

A number of students become Big Sisters, a role where Year 11 students provide support and guidance to Year 7 students, both in terms of wellbeing and academia.

Students can be Sports Captains (e.g. for Rowing, Kayaking, Snow Sports, Athletics, Swimming), Drama Captains, Music Captains or leaders of various other co-curricular activities, such as Global Committee, Green Team or DAV Debating.

Members of the Senior School also have the opportunity to be a Senior Editor of MLC's annual school magazine, Silver & Green, which is distributed to all students and staff at the end of the year.