Developing leadership potential among students is an important aspect of Wellington Secondary College. Students attend both in-house and external programs that build leadership capacity and give the students opportunities to demonstrate leadership at various levels. Around 70 students from Junior School, Middle School and Senior School participate in the in-house Leadership Training each year, enhancing their organisational, communication, conflict resolution and public speaking skills.
In addition, Year 9 students have the opportunity to attend the Alpine School of Leadership. This unique residential program focuses on engaging students in activities that allow them to learn about the local environment and cultures. For many years, Wellington students have attended this program, improving their abilities in thinking and learning, collaborating with peers leadership and teamwork. The students implement a Community Learning Project on their return to school.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Model United Nations Assembly or MUNA This activity allows them to simulate the workings of the United Nations Assembly. Students represent a country, dress in its national costume and debate issues such as the death penalty, human rights, food security and arms control. The experience enables students to improve their public speaking and debating skills, and builds their awareness of the situation of other countries in the world.