In addition to receiving the best education, in a modern campus that allows them access to the latest technology, the students at Transylvania College are prepared to embrace life with all its opportunities and challenges, thanks to the wide array of extracurricular activities and leadership roles, which shape their character.
All of the leadership roles the students hold during their studies at Transylvania College become part of their portfolio for university admissions, showing proof of who they are as a person. This becomes especially important when students apply for a university where they have to compete with hundreds or even thousands of other applicants, all having the same top grades in their final exams. A strong portfolio can make the difference between being accepted or rejected by the best universities in the world.
At Transylvania College, all the students have leadership roles. Starting with a very young age students can have roles like: Line Leader, Playground friend or Child of the Week. In Primary School we have Student Ambassadors, Peer Mediators, Form Captains, Student Council representatives, etc. Student representatives from the secondary school form the Student Discipline Committee. High School Students apply for leadership roles that require more responsibilities: Ambassadors, House Captain, Student Council President, Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy, Head Girl and Head Boy, the last two roles being awarded every year to two exceptional students in Year 13.
The Students’ Leadership Team functions in accordance with the Round Square IDEALS, each of the 6 pillars (Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service) being led by a committee that includes representatives of the students, teachers and parents.
Even though specific leadership roles are being held by pupils who are either elected by their peers, or are successfully applying to hold these position, at Transylvania College we believe in personal leadership, in each one’s ability to make good choices for their personal and, later, for their professional lives. Launched in 2015, the Leader in Me process has been instrumental in creating a culture of leadership that encourages and supports all members of our community to “have a voice; make a difference; discover their spark.”