Chisholm prides itself on developing leadership within its students.
Emphasis is given towards providing numerous opportunities, in different ways to develop these important skills and across as many students as possible.
The College Head Girl and Head Boy represent the College at many formal occasions throughout the year. They head the Student Leadership Group which is comprised of 12 Prefects (Year 12 students) and 12 Assistant Prefects (Year 10 students). Each of these students are given a specific portfolio to coordinate. Each of these portfolios cover a broad range of student issues and College life including – Arts, Academic Focus, Canteen, Community Service, College Houses, Liturgy, Public Relations, Social and Environment and Sport. Each year group of students also has its own Student Council comprising House Representatives from each Pastoral Care Group, that are elected on a semester rotation. The Student Council objectives are:
- To promote student safety, good dress and behaviour standards on and off campus and a well-kept campus environment.
- To help organise and conduct College liturgies.
- To promote student support for College sporting teams.
- To help organise and conduct student social events.
- To organise student fund-raising.
In addition, the College Peer Support Programme utilises a large number of selected Year 11 students to engage and further develop their leadership capacity as Year 7 Peer Support Leaders in semester one, as they mentor and assist these younger students to settle into their new secondary schooling environment.
Through all of these student leadership avenues the College seeks to instil the importance of a sense of service to others.