Mitcham Girls High School

Peer Leadership Program

Year 11 students are selected to work with the Year 8 classes, supporting our new students as they transition into Mitcham Girls High School.  These Peer Leaders assist in providing a secure and happy environment that allows the Year 8s to develop a strong sense of belonging.  Some of the Year 11 students work as "Big Sisters" and are paired with Year 8 students in an individual mentoring role.

The Year 11 students are present in many of the Year 8 Care Group programs to support teachers and to organise activities.  This program encourages leadership and a culture of trust and acceptance.  The Leaders also support the three-day camp in Week 3 of Term 1. 

Peer Leaders take part in an intensive training program where they develop skills to assist them in delivering workshops and assisting students with issues.  Their leadership training is ongoing for the first Semester.  Once the structured, formal in-class support comes to a close, the leaders will have established strong relationships with many of the Year 8s and will continue to be available to support and mentor them in many different ways.

The program supports many of our school goals, in particular, giving girls opportunities to develop confidence, resilience, wellbeing, independence, civic responsibility and leadership skills.

 

Latest News

Congratulations Antoinette Jones !!

Winner of the 2018 Public Education Awards - Leadership.

Year 7 Intake

All Year 7 students will transition to high school in 2022. However, some schools will be given permission by the Department for Education to start this process in 2020. Should Mitcham Girls High School be one of these schools the community will be informed through media, advertisements and this news will be placed on our website. Watch this space!

Year 10 Student - Open Girls State Squash Champion

Congratulations to Remashree Muniandy representing Mitcham Girls at the 2018 High School Squash Championships.

Adelaide International Youth Film Festival Certificate of Achievement

Congratulations to Hannah Wilkinson who represented Australia as an ambassador for the Adelaide International Youth Film Festival (AIYFF) at the 2018 Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, in July.

Year 9 Mitcham Girl wins scholarship to France

Congratulations to Sarah Burnett who has won a 10 month scholarship through Southern Cross Cultural Exchange.

STEM @ MGHS

Work on the new MGHS STEM Centre has commenced.  Once completed students will have access to flexible learning spaces and various technologies which will enable them to explore ideas, test various hypotheses and apply what they learn to real situations.

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