Student Leadership

Fort Street High School has a wide range of programs that support student learning and enhance social and personal development. They operate as part of the extended before and after school timetable and are designed to complement the curriculum by enriching the core learning experiences for students. All activities undertaken are listed on student reports.

Student Leadership

It is important for students to experience leadership opportunities during their schooling, to learn the art of building relationships within teams, defining identities and achieving tasks effectively.

 

Tournament of the Minds

Every year Fort St High School enters teams in this national competition. The categories are: Language Literature, Maths Engineering and Social Science and Technology.

The school has a well-established reputation in the competition, dominating the regional results and often advancing to state level. Senior students mentor the junior students, and act as coordinators of the teams, providing advice and feedback. Fortians take time from their university life to provide additional support and feedback.

  • Contact: Mr Garth Chapman
  • Head Teacher Social Science
  • Rowe Staffroom

 

Peer Support

The Peer Support Australia program is dedicated to providing dynamic peer led programs which foster the mental, social and physical wellbeing of young people and their community. The Peer Support Program is integrated into curricula and sustained through all year groups. It supports positive cultural change within schools by incorporating a range of strategies developed through collaboration with members of the whole school community for the specific needs of the school. Year 9 students are offered opportunities to train in this program as part of the Year 9 Leadership Camp. Year 10 students lead peer support groups of Year 7 students.

  • Contact: Ms Penny Starr
  • Head Teacher Student Wellbeing
  • Rowe Staffroom

 

Duke of Edinburg Leadership

  • Year 10 students are offered the opportunity to mentor students in Year 9 undertaking the Bronze Award.
  • Contact: Ms Penny Starr
  • Head Teacher Student Wellbeing
  • Rowe Staffroom

University Programs

The Careers Adviser promotes and administers numerous opportunities each year for Fortians to undertake courses, workshops, conferences and holiday camps at the various universities in Sydney and around Australia.

These include activities such as the National Youth Science Forum, the Honeywell and Abigroup Engineering schools, the Women in Engineering and IT camps and forums, the Capital W Women in Business networking dinners as well as subject-specific seminars and special-interest workshops. Some of the formal courses on offer can be included in the student’s HSC record (although they do not count towards an ATAR) and will be credited as undergraduate courses if the student chooses to study at that particular university in the future.

Contact: Ms Kylie Salisbury
Careers Adviser & Student Volunteering Co-ordinator
Careers Office