Student Leadership is central to the Aitchison experience. At its end point, school is a transition to the real world and we stress that discipline, fairness, integrity and honesty are key ingredients in any future success. Leadership therefore forms a major part of our discourse.
Boys will hear often that leadership begins with 'leadership of self' that builds into staged opportunities to experience leadership in the broad spectrum of sport, co-curricular, class, house and wider school opportunities. At the highest levels our boys are appointed School and College prefects.
From the College prefects our Head Boy is selected. This is an immense and historic honour. The Head Boy will normally be supported by two Deputy Head Boys and up to seven other College prefects. Our House system also offers excellent leadership opportunities as do newly introduced Student Year Level Councils.
Tangible but measured authority is given to our highest awarded boys who carry considerable responsibility for the good order of the College and its programmes.
The Head Boy (2019-20) of Aitchison College, Sadiq Karim Soofi (now studying at Harvard University) was interviewed by boys from the Preparatory School about his tenure, and the advice he would give his successors, peers, and juniors.