Thomastown Secondary College has a proud history of providing a range of opportunities to help develop the leadership qualities of students that attend the school. The College sees leadership as a vital key to building successful students who contribute not only to the school but to the wider community.
Selection for student Forum gives our students the opportunity to develop these skills, to become more actively involved, to contribute not only to the development of the school, but as productive, positive members of the broader community. Through the organisation and implementation of various projects and activities, fundraisers, volunteer work and community initiatives Forum students have the opportunity to give back, to gain confidence and develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
Forum members mentor primary aged students, helping them with their literacy; older Forum members regularly donate blood through Red Cross; they participate in and run Unit and whole school assemblies and raise money for charities. They act as a voice for the student body across the school and organize a range of student activities and excursions throughout the year.
VCE Forum students are responsible for planning the Year 12 Formal, creating the Year 12 Yearbook and designing the Year 12 Jacket.
Through participating in Forum students acquire a sense of school and civic responsibility. They develop and build on a range of skills and attributes that are the keys to success during their schooling, with impact long into the future.