Mount St Joseph aims to educate all students in such a way as to ensure they develop an understanding of service leadership and to see themselves as agents of change in society. All MSJ students are fostered to understand what it means to be a Christian leader in a Josephite school and live out the calling to “put on the armour of light”. To achieve this aim MSJ offers specific leadership training programs and a variety of opportunities for student leadership.
Leadership Training Programs are conducted as a part of the Pastoral Care Leadership Formation Program and include Peer Support Training for all Year 9 students which is aimed at developing skills in communication, negotiation, decision-making, negotiation and creative problem-solving. Leadership training days and retreats are also provided.
The school has an active Student Representative Council (SRC). The SRC is made up of forty-five students and are led by the School Captain and two School Vice-Captains. Each of the six House are also represented on the SRC with two Year 12 House Captains and two Year 11 House Vice-Captains. Additionally, there are six students from each year group (one from each House) who are voted to represent their year group on the SRC.
Each Homeroom has two Year 10 Peer Support Leaders and various House activities allow students to take up leadership roles throughout the year.
Service is at the core of every leadership experience and opportunity at MSJ.