St Mary’s aims to provide opportunities to develop and cultivate leadership qualities within all students. We aim to instil in students a strong sense of social justice through the service of others.


Students from Year 6 are all eligible to become school leaders. Students elect their peers to become leaders of the school and also sporting houses.

The leaders perform a number of ceremonial roles on special occasions. They meet and liaise often with the Assistant Principal and Principal. The leaders are responsible for setting a good example of being responsible, respectful and safe at all times. They also have responsibility for the care of sports equipment, maintaining house enthusiasm in sporting activities and representing the school at community, regional and diocesan functions.

Each year the four school captains are invited to become part of the Upper Hunter Youth Council run through the Upper Hunter Shire Council. This group of students from all schools within the Upper Hunter Shire develop friendship and leadership skills whilst organising and promoting activities for youth within the region.