"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." - Ralph Nader.

The breadth of leadership opportunities at PLC allows for many skills, talents and personalities to shine.

The Student Council

The Student Council positions are voted by Year 10-12 students and the staff. Students self-nominate for no more than three student council positions from the following:

  • Head Prefect 
  • Deputy Head Prefect
  • Arts Captain
  • Sports Captain
  • Service Captain
  • Academic Prefect
  • JS/SS Prefect
  • Senior Boarder.

Seven House Captains also sit on the Student Council. These students are inducted at a formal induction service, have their positons embroidered on their blazers and receive a badge.

House Positions

Each of the seven Houses: Baird, Carmichael, Ferguson, McNeil, Ross, Stewart and Summers have House Co-ordinators in Sport, Debating/Public Speaking, Performing Arts, and Multi- Media who support the House Advisor and the House Captain in House activities. These positions are voted by Year 10-12 students and staff with the induction taking place at House Meetings, and includes the presentation of a House badge.

School Officials

The following positions are decided upon by the Heads of Departments that run these areas, as well as other staff and students. Students apply by an expression of interest and the process of selection may include an interview and voting process. These students are inducted at a formal induction service, have their positons embroidered on their blazers and receive a badge.

  • Bartok Orchestra Captain
  • Civics & Social Justice Captain
  • Debating/Public Speaking Captain
  • Environmental Captain
  • Pipe Major
  • Visual Arts Captain
  • Deputy Senior Boarder
  • Concert Band Captain
  • Drama Captain
  • Kookaburra Editors (2)
  • Stage Band Captain
  • Vocal Ensemble Captain
  • Chorale Captain
  • Dance Captain
  • Drum Major
  • Reconciliation Captains (2)

Senior School Advisory Council

Developing emerging leaders is seen as important at PLC. Student leadership is organised around pairs of year groups (Years 7 - 8, Years 9 - 10 and Years 11 - 12). Two girls in each year group are elected by their peers to represent them on the Develop ME, Define ME and Distinguish ME advisory councils. They serve one semester in this role so that a larger number of girls are able to enjoy the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.