Student Leadership

At GRC Oatley we acknowledge that in the large number of students in each year, we have many students with leadership qualities who participate willingly and enthusiastically in the life of the school and the local community.  These students bring the very assets and qualities to their future workplaces that are implied in the word ‘Leader’.

Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.


The Student Representative Council (SRC) liaises between the students and the Principal to make this school the best for students. Year 11 Councillors are elected in Week 4 Term 1, allowing students from all schools to participate in the SRC.

House Leaders – The student body is divided into 4 House groups – Animus, Fortis, Mirabilis, Virtus. Students can be elected to be Captain or Vice-Captain of their respective house to lead their group in various activities and events throughout the year.

Sports – team captains and other leaders.

School Ambassadors – assisting and promoting the school through school tours, curriculum markets, Community events, school showcases.

Leadership by the River – a student engagement program that develops student leadership through a focus on student voice and team building projects

Prefecture – at GRC Oatley we award the honorific of Prefect upon graduation. All students are eligible on entry to the school to build a profile that will enable them to gain this award. To be a graduating Prefect, students must show that during their time at the school they have acted in leadership roles, have contributed to the school community, have raised the profile of the school in the local community, and have participated in the co-curricular life of the school.