Student Leaders


There are many opportunities for Birkenhead College students to take on formal leadership roles. 

We encourage and support our students in applying for and succeeding in these various roles, and we value the contributions they are able to make to the school in doing so. 


This is a student and staff elected council. Student Council is a group that plans, organises and oversees many events throughout the year, from the Annual School Ball to Valentines Day and Easter celebrations. This group meets weekly and is facilitated by our Year 13 Dean, who is always on hand to guide and advise.



The Arts Council looks after The Arts at Birkenhead College, and during school production years they are even busier helping out in many ways, from Front of House duties to intermission refreshments. The Arts Council also works together to produce events such as bake sales, the Valentines Day concert and promoting the Arts wherever they can. 


Our Sports Council always looks after the running of Birkenhead College's major sports events, including Athletics Day right at the start of each year, ensuring the smooth running of these events. They assist whenever the school hosts local primary school sports competitions such as the netball and rippa tournaments and, of course, they organise the end-of-year Sports Awards.


Before the school year even starts our dedicated Peer Support Leaders are in school, training and planning for their important leadership roles. Peer Support Leaders are the students who are there to help Year 9s on their very first day at college, getting to know the 'newbies' and ensuring the  year-long link with their allocated form class is a positive and successful one. They plan and run regular sessions with the Year 9s throughout Term 1 and the start of Term 2.


Year 12 Community Leaders are a group of students who develop their team and leadership skills throughout Year 12 and become good role models for peers and younger BC pupils. These students need to self-nominate and commit to fortnightly meetings with our Year 12 Dean. They are involved in fundraising initiatives, developing ideas about how to strengthen the Birkenhead College community and working together to foster the Birkenhead College values of pride, whā​​​​​​​nau and respect.​​​​​​​