The Leader In Me – Educating the Whole Child

Developing leadership skills for life is a vital part of Holy Family student learning.  This falls under the umbrella of student wellbeing and is embedded in our pastoral care practices and procedures.

Our aspiration is that all students will develop the self-leadership skills they need to thrive in a fast-changing and challenging world.  This will increase student resilience, perseverance and social emotional learning, also resulting in more confident learners and higher academic results.

The Leader in Me is a whole school transformation program developed by Stephen Covey, that creates a culture of student empowerment based on the premise that anyone can be a leader. By recognising each child as a leader with unique gifts and talents to share, all aspects of their education begin to flourish. This social and emotional learning process equips students with essential 21st-century skills to build meaningful relationships and take ownership of their education.

The 7 Habits of Happy Children are the foundation of this culture of leadership empowerment.

The 7 Habits are:

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind.

Habit 3: Put first things first

Habit 4: Think win-win

Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood

Habit 6: Synergise

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

At Holy Family ‘Great Happens!’