Leadership by Example in the High School
We value leadership
We believe students develop into leaders by learning how to set positive examples and leading purposeful lives. Leadership can be as simple as how students choose to behave in class, at recess, or on field trips.
Every day, students have opportunities to set positive examples for others
High Student Council
The High School Student Council provides leadership opportunities for students in grades 10 through 12. The group meets weekly at lunch and plans activities such as dances and social gatherings. All interested students are welcome to join student council.
Working with younger students
Riverstone teachers often seek out and plan activities in which High School students can interact with younger students. For example, students in our Diploma Programme Music class recently gave a private recital for our Preschool students whose unit of inquiry was based on how we express ourselves. The older students explained how the melody, dynamics, and tempo in music reinforced feelings the composer wanted to convey. After the older students performed, younger students were asked how the music made them feel.
By having a single campus and teachers who look for opportunities to facilitate interactions, our High School students are reminded to be kind, gentle, and joyful while our younger students benefit from the experience of having role models.
Assisting with community events
Our High School students play a vital role in many community events. They serve as emcees, stage crew, and sound crew for our All-School Variety Show. They also help with our fundraising efforts, lead after school activities, and more.
Riverstone has established three formal leadership programs for outdoor education, athletics, and social change.