School Life

Leadership & Service

At Rothesay Netherwood School every student has the opportunity to participate in a variety of leadership initiatives and service opportunities. 
SERVICE
On and off campus, service is infused in our school culture. RNS offers a variety of rewarding leadership and service opportunities in local, national, and international communities. Students are encouraged to participate in service to gain knowledge and compassion about the circumstances of others, reinforcing our values of lifelong learning and the development of a greater appreciation for the world around them.

LEADERSHIP
Throughout the school year, all students are provided with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills that will enable them to be successful in whatever path they decide to follow upon graduation.

Leadership Academy
The RNS Leadership Academy is a student-centered program focused on developing individual leaders and providing leadership opportunities for students in Grades 6-12 in an effort to make a positive contribution to our school community. Students participate in monthly workshops covering a variety of topics in leadership, including character, confidence, commitment, composure and team building. The students involved in the program will also be given opportunity to be involved in future leadership conferences and programs associated with CAIS and ACIS. Inspired by the Janseen Leadership Institute, the RNS Leadership Academy is made up of two groups: emerging leaders, where student will learn to lead by example, and veteran leaders, where students will learn to effective vocal leaders. These groups will work through a series of workshops on a variety of topics and come together to organize, plan and execute events to benefit our school community.
 
Mentorship Program
The purpose of the Mentorship Program to create a program that leads to a meaningful, long-term relationship between a current RNS student (Grade 12) and an alumni or friend of RNS.
 
 
Prefectship Program
A prefect is a Grade 12 student who is heavily and widely involved in school and who has demonstrated support for culture and values of the community that help to establish a positive and inclusive environment. These student-leaders actively support the culture and values of the community through broad and meaningful involvement in school life. In addition to having a significant leadership role within the school, prefects uphold RNS standards and foster a positive and inclusive environment for all members of the school community.

A prefect is:
  • Heavily involved / invested
  • Voice of the student body
  • Adheres to culture & values
  • Ensures all students feel welcome and valued
  • Establishes positive environment
  • Example of ideal student conduct & appropriate behaviour
  • Visible, approachable, and encouraging
  • Organizes activities and events
  • Fosters and promotes school spirit
 
Stewardship Program
A steward is a Grade 12 student who demonstrates a strong commitment to a specific area of the RNS community. This commitment may have specific times of the year when it becomes increasingly important or time-consuming. Additionally, a steward demonstrates a strong commitment to the RNS community through the management and improvement of an activity or program. The ownership of this specific aspect of school life forms the vital contribution of a steward to the broader life of the school. RNS stewards commit to adhere to the culture and values of the school both in their area of responsibility and through their actions in daily life on campus.

A steward is:
  • Invested in specific area of community
  • Represents the voice of the student body
  • Adheres to culture & values
  • Ensures all students feel welcome and valued
  • Establishes positive environment
  • Example of ideal student conduct & appropriate behaviour
  • Visible, approachable, and encouraging
  • Organizes activities and events
  • Fosters and promotes school spirit
All Grade 12 students have the opportunity to take on a leadership role in our school. With a staff advisor for support, each Grade 12 student chooses an area of responsibility.

Responsibility

In addition to Prefectships and Stewardships, all Grade 12 students have responsibilities in helping to run the school. These duties include, but are not limited to:
  • setting a high academic standard
  • ensuring that all students are made to feel a welcome and a valued member of the RNS community
  • modeling appropriate behaviour at all times
  • wearing the uniform appropriately
  • helping faculty in all school functions and activities
  • monitoring of school property
  • helping to maintain the physical plant
  • performing the role as Duty Prefect
  • contributing to the success of their houses