Our Student Leadership Day is aimed at students in years 5-6 and 7-9. The program is designed to develop a range of skills important to social and emotional development and leadership, setting students up for success in their transition to high school and life outside of the classroom.

When booking our Student Leadership Day, you will choose four of the modules from our selection to ensure that the day has the best impact for your students and what they need. Each module aligns with the Personal and Social Capabilities specified in the Victorian Curriculum.


Module 1 Skills and Strengths

Students identify their skills and strengths, how they are useful in different situations and the importance of continually developing new and existing skills.

Module 2 Identity

Students explore how identity is formed and why it’s important to respect and appreciate their own and others’ individual, social and cultural differences.

Module 3: Responsibility

Students recognise their responsibilities at school and home, as well as those of people and services in their community, and how upholding them can help establish and maintain respectful relationships.

Module 4: Mindset and Attitude

Students discover how their emotions and attitudes impact on their behaviour, and how to develop a growth mindset to increase their persistence and confidence.

Module 5: Teamwork

Students learn to identify the skills and attitudes required for effective team work by participating in a series of engaging games that encourage self-reflection.

Module 6: Social Awareness & Fairness

Students learn how stereotyping and discrimination negatively impacts individuals and society. They also reflect on causes of conflict and develop strategies to approach and respond effectively.

Module 7: Responding to Change

Students reflect on how they have responded to change in the past, and develop some positive strategies to help them adapt to upcoming changes.

Module 8 Leadership

Students determine the role and qualities of an effective leader and learn how to move between roles to befit the needs of the group.

How it works

Once booked, our facilitators will come to your school to deliver the modules over an entire day, reflexive to your break times.

We can deliver to large groups or in classrooms, and will work with you to ensure that the space and set up work for you.

Our staff will run the activities and debriefs, and we ask that you (their teachers) are present to support with behaviour management and any extra individual support needed for students.

For prices and to make a booking, please submit an enquiry.

Still have questions? Email the Youth Voice Manager at youthvoice@ymca.org.au