- Student Life
- Inspiring Leadership
Helping to support and encourage the confidence that our future leaders will require is of vital importance. Our Student Council members work hard to nurture our strong school community.
Eighteen student members make up the Senior Student Leadership team. Here is a brief overview of their roles and responsibilities and how this will support your child:
- Head Boy and Head Girl: meeting and greeting students, parents and visitors; leading the Secondary Student Council and representing the views of the student body at Senior Staff Leadership Team meetings; leading specific school assemblies; liaising with the Primary Student Council and most importantly being role models to the student body including your child.
- Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl: deputising for the Head Boy and Girl in all of the above situations plus their major mission is to promote cultural events taking place within the annual calendar.
- Library Prefect: maintaining a productive, engaging and inviting learning environment through student book audits and promoting the library to parents and the student body; coordinating World Book Day; supporting and publicising Book Fairs; leading library sessions with our younger students and supporting Supervised Study
- Sports Prefect: promoting the sporting life of the school through supporting sports teams, events and activities within the school; coordinating the Sports Leaders team (year 12) and reporting on Sports Events within the school.
- Languages Prefect: supporting the ESL department in ‘English Vocabulary Classes’; supporting staff in translating posters, messages and hand-outs and translating for families visiting BSW.
- Student Communications Prefect: establishing and maintaining the ‘Student Voice’ section of the school website; receiving and publishing reports from other prefects, communicating events taking place within the Secondary school.
- House Captains (2 Captains representing each of the 4 houses: Shenandoah, Chesapeake, Patuxent and Potomac): leading house meetings and events; mentoring students in their house; leading house assemblies and registrations; developing house spirit through house events and competitions.