Student Leadership Opportunities at MCC

Students at MCC are encouraged to participate in leadership roles. Learning how to lead and be responsible for others may allow growth in personal faith, as God supports us in both challenging and easy situations.

The benefits of volunteering for a leadership role include developing skills of leadership, self-confidence, resilience, problem-solving, cooperation and consideration of others’ needs. Being a leader may contribute to a greater desire to serve others (rather than just focussing on yourself).

Some of the Leadership Opportunities available to MCC students are explained below.

College Captains

Year 12 Students
Four of our Year 12 students are prayerfully chosen each year to lead the College as our captains. The College Captains have various responsibilities and duties throughout the year including running Assemblies, hosting events, welcoming special guests, giving speeches, meeting with the Principal to discuss College culture and leading their peers by word and example.

House Family Captains

Year 12 Students
Each of our House Families is lead by House Family Captains. Four Year 12 students are elected by each House Family to lead in House Spirit, sportsmanship, determination, dedication and CLEAR character. The House Family Captains have various duties throughout the year including facilitating a weekly House Family gathering, rallying students during carnivals, running Chapel services, coordinating video projects and making sure that everyone is involved and included.

Senior Mentors

Year 11-12 Students
Senior Mentors are volunteers who spend time building relationships and support networks with the Middle School students. This year we have seen an increase in the numbers of students applying for these positions. It demonstrates the heart of the Senior students in their desire to encourage and support younger members of the College. It shows a growing awareness of the biblical principle of loving others as ourselves and a recognition of opportunities to apply that principle.

Senior Student Leaders

Year 10-12 Students
Any Senior School student can apply for a position as a Student Leader. Student Leaders are students who self-nominate and have had their nomination endorsed by at least 80% of the staff, who recognise that they are great role models for their classmates and great ambassadors for the College.

This is one way we can recognise students who uphold the CLEAR College values and put them into action every day. Student Leaders are often called upon for special acts of service because we know they will complete the task on time with excellence and with joy. 

Middle Student Leaders

Year 6-9 Students
Any Middle School student can apply for a position as a Student Leader. Student Leaders are students who self-nominate and have had their nomination endorsed by at least 80% of the staff, who recognise that they are great role models for their classmates and great ambassadors for the College.

This is one way we can recognise students who uphold the CLEAR College values and put them into action every day. Student Leaders are often called upon for special acts of service because we know they will complete the task on time with excellence and with joy.

Blood Bank Ambassadors

Year 12 Students
Two students in Year 12 are chosen each year to be the MCC Blood Bank Ambassadors. These students are tasked with organising visits to the Mackay Blood Bank where eligible students can give much needed blood. These students are using their leadership and organisational giftings to inspire their classmates to make a difference within the wider Mackay community.

Senior Student Council

Year 10-12 Students
All Student Leaders are eligible to attend and vote on the Senior Student Council. The Council meets fortnightly to discuss issues of concern among the student body and to plan fund raising activities. The funds raised are specifically for Mission and Outreach activities which this year included supporting two Compassion sponsor children, the 40 hour famine and other smaller projects. The members of the Council have shown diligence and commitment in their regular attendance at meetings and running their activities such as the Mini-Tuckshop.

Middle Student Council

Year 6-9 Students
All Student Leaders are eligible to attend and vote on the Senior Student Council. The Middle School Student Council aims to support Senior Student Council projects and participate in smaller projects of their own such as CLEAR signs around the College.

Junior School Service Teams

Prep – Year 5 Students
Students from Prep-Year 5 have the opportunity to be involved in Service Teams including the Green Team, Litter Team, Room Tidy Team, House Family Events and Reader Leaders.