At Iona, we encourage all our young women to enjoy and develop their leadership potential and we are committed to providing the necessary skills and confidence they need to contribute meaningfully to society.

Importantly, the success and effectiveness of our young women who embrace their leadership potential is not determined by their popularity or profile, but by their service to others and in the spirit of our Presentation ethos.

Leadership at Iona Presentation College is unequivocally Catholic; based on the model of leadership presented in the life and ministry of Jesus. The development of leadership qualities is considered to be an important part of the commitment of Iona Presentation College to empower young women to make a difference.

To prepare the girls for future leadership roles, whether formal or informal, and the many demands they will face, the College is committed to helping girls develop:

  • the ability to lead and motivate others
  • a sense of responsibility
  • a sense of belonging and participation
  • high levels of interpersonal skills
  • self-esteem
  • confidence
  • pride in serving
  • organisational skills.

Our girls understand that leadership at Iona is the result of a willingness to commit to a wide range of College activities and is the result of a genuine interest in contributing to the life of the College.

The extensive array of co-curricular opportunities on offer for every girl at Iona means that no matter what a student's interest, expertise or passion there is an opportunity for each girl to demonstrate her ability to lead, motivate and mentor.

Student Leadership Structure

The formal student leadership structure at Iona is outlined below:

  • Student Leaders' Council (SLC)
  • Senior House Captains Year 12
  • House Representatives Years 7–11

Student Leaders' Council

The Leaders' Council is a 20-member team made up of Year 12s in the following positions:

  • Head Girl
  • Deputy Head Girl
  • Head Boarder
  • Executive Officer
  • Liturgy Captain
  • Service Captain
  • Sports Captain
  • Arts Captain
  • House Captains (6)
  • Year Captains (6)