CRU and Mini CRU are loving communities where we get to learn more about Jesus, and have the opportunity to serve others.
These Christian fellowship groups are for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 who meet together once a week to hear from the Bible, learn more about God and how to actively pray. Leadership and training opportunities are available to Year 6 Students.
The Student Representative Council provides students with a means of presenting ideas to improve the culture and life of the College. Students wishing to be involved may nominate themselves and, if elected, will hold the position for a year. Student Council Representatives will be expected to attend regular meetings, bring forward productive and life-giving ideas, demonstrate leadership and communication skills and uphold the College Values and the name of the College.
Innovate is a Christian Group that seeks to encourage, build, reach out to and enthuse students to walk with Christ. The group is designed for students from Years 7-9 and all students are welcome to attend.
The meeting time includes games, Bible talks, discussion and prayer.
The Edge is a Christian Group which seeks to encourage and enthuse students to have an impact through Christ for his kingdom. The group is designed for students from Years 10-12 and all students are welcome to attend.
The focus of The Edge includes fellowship, music, Bible talks, discussion and prayer. The leadership of the The Edge is shared between staff and students.
The Edge also aims to facilitate outreach events from time to time which the students organise and lead.
Christian Leadership offers students an opportunity to be involved in and contribute to the College’s Chapel Services. Students will develop skills in Christian leadership, presentation, planning and organisation as well as spending time reflecting on ways that they can enhance Chapel for their Year Group.
Older students will also have the opportunity to attend seminars focused specifically on Christian Leadership.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is a widely recognised program that helps students further develop personal character and leadership qualities. Students work towards achieving Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards through a self-guided program covering community service, skills, physical recreation and an adventurous journey component. The program is open to any student over 14 years of age. The group meets periodically within the school term for record book updating and guidance purposes.
The Student Engagement Representatives provide students with a means of presenting ideas to improve the culture and life of the College. It provides a student voice in the revision and development of various procedures at the request of the College Executive. Students wishing to be involved may nominate themselves and, if elected, will hold the position for a semester. Student Engagement Representatives will be expected to attend regular meetings, bring forward productive and life-giving ideas to the group, demonstrate leadership and communication skills and uphold the College Core Values and the name of the College.
The Change Makers was created to look at environmental and social justice issues and how students and the wider community can respond in action and understanding on particular issues. The students have, among many projects, led a food drive for refugees and improved our College recycling process. They have also run competitions throughout the College aiming to give students a voice for the issues they are passionate about.
Leadership. At Rouse Hill Anglican College, in the Junior School we have a number of opportunities to develop student leadership. Students in Year 6 are selected as Junior School Leaders, Junior School House Captains, CRU Leaders and Peer Support Leaders. Students in Year Five are involved in the Kindergarten Buddy program and can also be selected to be a Library Monitor.
A student from each class in Years 1-6 can also be elected as a representative on the Student Representative Council. As students move into the Senior School, they are provided with opportunities to lead activities within their Year Groups as well as formal positions of leadership in the Peer Support Program, Student Council and the Vertical Program, House Captains, House-Vice Captains and, in Year Twelve, Prefects and College Captains.
In Year 11 students are able to be a part of a Leadership Program which seeks to develop within students the capability to lead others, while also teaching them the fundamental elements of leadership, most importantly that of service. By completing different tasks, and participating in fortnightly lunch meetings, students serve the College community, learning from their actions, yet also giving of their time and skills to assist in programs and activities across the school. The Year Eleven Leadership Program specifically tailored for students at Rouse Hill Anglican College offers students the opportunity to learn what it means to be a leader within the school environment, and also within the wider community. The College motto – ‘Christian, caring and dynamic’ is indicative of the kinds of leaders we want to raise up. It is the aim of the program to develop students’ understanding of Jesus Christ, our model of a leader; in his servant heart, his care of others and his dynamic and passionate life that captured the desires of his followers.
Outside of the College, our students are also involved in a range of leadership pursuits including the Max Potential Leadership program, Micah Challenge, and ANZAC DAY Ambassadorship run by the Castle Hill RSL. Leadership is an integral part of the College and it is hoped that by providing students with these leadership skills and programs, they will be enabled to serve their future communities, workplaces and families.