Head Students are appointed at both campuses and are selected on the basis of their leadership ability and character. Potential head students are nominated by the Vice Principals, Campus Manager’s and current head students and are appointed by the Principals in consultation with the Executive Vice President as vacancies arise.
The number of head students varies according to the size of the student population on each campus. Currently there are approximately 6 on the City Campus and 12-15 on the Hills Campus, spread across the different levels and streams. Head students are given specific portfolios and are accountable to a College staff member (depending on portfolio) and ultimately to the Principal. Once appointed, Head students remain in their role for the duration of their studies.
The role of head students is to fulfil a leadership role in the College for general operations and to be the first point of contact for students to address pastoral issues (including issues such as finances, time management, relationships with other College students). Portfolios include: small group co-ordination, Chapel, children ministry rosters, events, Men and Women ministries, international students, trainer/lecturer hospitality, library, pastoral care, married couples, venue co-ordination and College yearbook. The Head Students receive training from staff members for their respective roles.
Students’ issues are discussed in the weekly Head Students Meeting before reference to the College authorities.