The Student Leaders Congress is held each year in February.

This day of leadership inspiration brings together student leaders in years 5 to 8 with teachers from local schools to hear from community leaders, shire youth groups and inspiring leaders.

The program challenges student leaders and teachers to think differently about what it means to be a community leader. It asks them to think about issues and problems in their own communities, and how we can go about solving them.

But this congress is different from others in that we challenge student leadership teams to go back into their communities to lead real-life projects.

Another unique feature of the Student Leaders Congress is the Night of Celebration held in July where schools, students and their families come together to share their own stories about projects and differences they have made in their community. Students come together at the Lighthouse Theatre to present their projects and outcomes with a two-minute documentary


Thanks for your organisation of the Student Leaders Forum culminating in a great night last Thursday. Fantastic ideas once again from our students and teachers. Thanks

Eugene DaltonPrincipal, Our Lady Help of Christians School

Well done boys on all your hard work in organising another extraordinary experience for our student leaders. I can say that our group loved every minute of the program and valued the connections they have created with Lyndoch. The celebration night last week was superb! A fantastic showcase! Once again, great work!

Peter Auchetll Principal, Warrnambool Primary School

On behalf of our school I wanted to say thanks for all the hard work and hours that you obviously put into running the Student Congress. Our students loved being a part of this process and we look forward to next years!!

Leisa McCosh Acting Principal, St Patrick's School Koroit

I have seen many student initiatives over the years but none better than the Congress. You both deserve a lot of credit.Cheers,

Neil Sproal Acting Principal – Port Fairy Consolidated Primary School