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.

 

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2017 SACE Results

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Congratulations to Zuha Faisal for her successful entry in the National History Challenge.  

Alliance of Girls' School Space Scholarship

Congratulations to Year 11 student, Maisie Walker, who won the Alliance of Girls' School's Space Scholarship valued at $10,000. Maisie will spend two weeks in Houston in 2018.

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Congratulations to Year 8 student, Sanjana Aneja, who was chosen to represent SA at the National Invention Convention in Canberra in January 2018.

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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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