Student Leadership

Empowering students in a responsible manner
Building futures leaders for our school and wider community

Penrith High School Student Leaders


  • Strong Leadership abilities, recognised by the school community;
  • Commitment to the ethos and values of Penrith High School;
  • The desire to serve and represent the school community;
  • Personal integrity, strength and energy;
  • Good communication skills;
  • The manner, behaviour, ideals and dress that enable them to operate as positive role models within the student community.

School Captaincy and Vice Captaincy

  • The most prestigious of leadership positions within our school community.
  • Students are elected by staff and students.
  • They hold office for twelve months.

House Captains and Vice Captains

A strong tradition at Penrith High School, House Captains and Vice Captains perform vital leadership roles within all aspects of student life and governance.

The Student Representative Council

Comprising students from Years Seven to Twelve, this forum affords all students a voice within the school, bringing together year representatives, house captains, school captains and vice school captains, empowering students through discussion and decision making.

Faculty Student Leaders

There are faculty student leaders in all subject areas. They assist teachers in a range of tasks, including mentoring junior students

Club Leaders

Students play a strong leadership role in the clubs that run such as Environment, Amnesty, Animal Welfare, Robotics