Mitcham Girls High School

Peer Leadership Program

Year 11 students are selected to work with the Year 8 classes, supporting our new students as they transition into Mitcham Girls High School.  These Peer Leaders assist in providing a secure and happy environment that allows the Year 8s to develop a strong sense of belonging.  Some of the Year 11 students work as "Big Sisters" and are paired with Year 8 students in an individual mentoring role.

The Year 11 students are present in many of the Year 8 Care Group programs to support teachers and to organise activities.  This program encourages leadership and a culture of trust and acceptance.  The Leaders also support the three-day camp in Week 3 of Term 1. 

Peer Leaders take part in an intensive training program where they develop skills to assist them in delivering workshops and assisting students with issues.  Their leadership training is ongoing for the first Semester.  Once the structured, formal in-class support comes to a close, the leaders will have established strong relationships with many of the Year 8s and will continue to be available to support and mentor them in many different ways.

The program supports many of our school goals, in particular, giving girls opportunities to develop confidence, resilience, wellbeing, independence, civic responsibility and leadership skills.

 

Latest News

Year 7 Intake

On Tuesday 28 May the Premier of South Australia and the Minister for Education announced that Mitcham Girls High School will be a pilot school to ‘Lead the Way’ and offer Year 7 in a high school setting from 2020. We have been shortlisted because of our focus in progressive approaches to quality teaching and learning, our safe and supportive environment and our extensive transition program.

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2018 SACE Results

The Mitcham Girls High School community congratulates the Class of 2018 for their outstanding results!

National History Challenge State Winners

Congratulations to Michaela Collins and Sahithya Paramasivam for their successful entries in the National History Challenge.  Michaela is the State winner in the History of Sport category and Sahithya is the State winner in the Year 9 category.

Year 10 Student - Open Girls State Squash Champion

Congratulations to Remashree Muniandy representing Mitcham Girls at the 2018 High School Squash Championships.

STEM @ MGHS

Work on the new MGHS STEM Centre has commenced.  Once completed students will have access to flexible learning spaces and various technologies which will enable them to explore ideas, test various hypotheses and apply what they learn to real situations.

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