Christchurch School is committed to helping students grow as leaders and gain experience and maturity that will be important long after graduation. Such growth comes from a variety of opportunities ranging from living by our core values, being an active member of the community, and serving as leaders in both classroom and co-curriculars, to formal roles as Community Leaders. 

Numerous responsibilities and privileges come with being named a Community Leader. Community Leaders lead the student body by example and serve the school by actively participating in various areas of life in the community. As role models for the entire student body, it is essential that Community Leaders are of good character and support the core values, policies, rules, and procedures of CCS. 

Community Leaders undergo a rigorous application process, and those selected represent all of the school's constituencies.

List of 17 items.

  • BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER CAPTAINS

    These leaders, preferably one male and one female, must be active and positive participants in various aspects of life at CCS. These leaders, along with members of Offices of Admission and Community Life, will work to welcome new students to campus. These students will help to oversee student mentors and ensure communication with their new students happens prior to their arrival in the summer. This group will also assist with orientation activities and other events throughout the year as asked. 
  • BLUE/ORANGE COUNCIL

    Two students from each grade (one male and one female) will work with the Blue/Orange Team Captains and Community Life to help plan Blue/Orange events and should be excited about supporting our co-curricular program as well. These members will help the Blue/Orange Team Captains organize/coach their peers during events, and they may also be called upon by Community Life at various times to assist with other events. These leaders should be energetic, encouraging, and able to recognize how all students, with their various skills, talents and abilities, bring unique contributions to their respective team and competition. 
  • BLUE/ORANGE TEAM CAPTAINS

    These leaders must be of their respective team color and be active participants in various aspects of life at CCS. These leaders, along with members of the Community Life Office, are responsible for ensuring the success of Blue and Orange competitions/events and should be excited about supporting our co-curricular program as well. These leaders will not only lead their teams and organize/coach their peers during events, but they will also be called upon by Community Life at various times to assist with other events. These leaders should be energetic, encouraging, and able to recognize how all students, with their various skills, talents, and abilities, bring unique contributions to their respective team and competition. 
  • CLASS OFFICERS

    PRESIDENT
    This person will organize, announce, and run class meetings (with the assistance of the adults on their Grade Level Team). He/she will also be the main contact with the Grade Level Team and other faculty. This student must possess strong communication and organization skills in addition to being able to collaborate with work with a variety of personalities. 

    VICE PRESIDENT
    This person will support and assist in the running of meetings and be ready to step into the role as class leader when the President is unable to do so. A successful person in this role will be a good listener, leader, and follower. In addition, he/she will be another voice for her classmates. 

    SECRETARY
    This person will take minutes of all class meetings and will send communications to classmates and the Grade Level Team after meetings. This person should possess good listening skills, be organized in thought and in writing, and willing to present information about past ideas and discussions. 
  • HEAD PREFECTS

    One male and one female Prefect will be elected by the members of the Prefect group and the Hall Parents to serve as Head Prefects for the upcoming school year. Head Prefects are students who have earned the respect of the people with whom they will closely work. They must also be positive, organized, good communicators, and compassionate. Head Prefects must maintain a positive attitude even when frustrated and strive to represent the interests of the boarding population while supporting the Hall Parents, Duty Team members, and Community Life and upholding our core values. They will meet bi-weekly with the Assistant Dean of Students and Student Community Council in addition to other meetings scheduled as needed. 
  • INCLUSIVITY COUNCIL

    Two students from each grade (one male and one female) will work with the Inclusivity Head and the Inclusivity Director to brainstorm, publicize, and help with events that recognize and bring awareness to cultures that represent both our community and that of the outside world. This committee will also help with the prep work before events and will be a positive and forward moving voice. 
  • INCLUSIVITY COUNCIL HEAD

    This person will be responsible for engaging the community in thoughtful, constructive and respectful activities, discussions and initiatives that encourage a move towards a greater sense of inclusivity within our community. The person in this role will work very closely with the Inclusivity Director. This person will host meetings open to the entire community to encourage greater thought and participation and will present/share the ideas gathered in these meetings to the Student Community Council and the entire CCS community. The student selected for his position will be responsible for helping to plan smaller events such as open forums and larger events such as celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or the Chinese New Year or various cultural awareness weeks/months. He/she should have great organizational and communication skills, be a good listener, and be open to new ideas and experiences, even if those shared by his/her peers are not that of his/her own. 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIAISONS

    Two to four students will work with the International Student Coordinator to help our
    international students fully integrate into life at CCS. These leaders will assist with events
    such as new International Student Orientation (including arrival and move-in day) and
    cultural events throughout the year. They will also help with communication with new and
    returning international students regarding travel and transitions, ways in which they can
    enrich the CCS community, and more. Candidates should be energetic, positive leaders with
    good communication skills and have a passion for fully integrating into our community.
    These leaders could be domestic or international students who are rising sophomores,
    juniors or seniors. 
  • JUDICIAL COUNCIL

    Members of the Judicial Council act as student representatives on the Committee. The JC hears cases of serious violations of the School’s Core Values— infractions that could lead to suspension or even separation from school. As such, JC student members must be committed to the Core Values of the school and must be willing to fulfill the role of JC member with courage and integrity. Confidentiality in the JC process is paramount, as is listening carefully and openly to cases in order to understand various facets of a situation. The School is committed to balancing the needs of the community with the restorative possibilities in each case, and student members should be comfortable with this tension in their deliberations. The time commitment to the JC will vary, but should not be extensive. It is entirely possible to serve on this committee and not have it interfere with other commitments. Students from all grades are eligible to be a part of the Judicial Council. The CCC community will choose students for the JC in the fall each year. 
  • NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY PRESIDENT

    Members of our NHS chapter elect the NHS President each fall; candidates must be a current member in their junior or senior year and be in good standing within CCS’s NHS chapter. This individual should uphold and model our core values, and should be self- motivated, organized, and willing to delegate. The NHS President is responsible for chairing all meetings, speaking at NHS ceremonies, working directly with the NHS advisor, and organizing all NHS activities (e.g. fundraisers and service). 
  • PREFECTS

    The Prefects are a group leaders who assist the Hall Parents, duty team members, and their peers.

  • SEAHORSE SOCIETY STUDENT CHAIR POSITIONS

    The Seahorse Society Student Chairs will work with the Admission Office to help create a dynamic program for prospective students. There are three different subgroups within the Seahorse Society: Tour Guide Program, Special Events and Shadow Program, Office and Communications Program. Students may be a Chair of only one subgroup of the Seahorse Society, but may be a member of all groups. Must have experience as an Admission Ambassador, good communications skills, and a good sense of humor! 
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY COUNCIL

    Two students from each grade (one male and one female) will work with the Student Activity Head and Community Life to help plan events and offer suggestions for weekend activities. This group will also help to find ways in which we can celebrate our community and serve as a gauge of when the community may need a pick me up to boost morale. 
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY HEAD

    The Student Activity Head is responsible for leading a group of selected students to assist with the planning of weekend activities and other events such as the Homecoming dance and prom. This student will also help lead the way through set up and clean up of these events and any other that he/she is asked to do so. He/she should be an energetic, positive leader who is able to motivate his/her peers to participate in order to create memorable events for the entire school community. This person could be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior. He/she should also have good communication and organizational skills, and he/she must be willing to work both prior to and during event weekends. 
  • STUDENT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

    The Student Community Council President is a rising senior elected by the school in the spring of his/her junior year. The SCC President serves as a liaison between the students and the faculty, staff, and administration at CCS and is responsible for helping to discusses issues of interest to students. The SCC President will meet bi-weekly with the Assistant Dean of Students and Student Community Council in addition to other meetings scheduled as needed. 
  • SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL

    Two students from each grade (one male and one female) will work with the Sustainability Head and Mr. Smiley to brainstorm, publicize, and help with the completion of green initiatives events. This committee will also help with the prep work before events and will be a positive voice for opportunities offered. 
  • SUSTAINABILITY COUNCIL HEAD

    The Sustainability Head is responsible for working with Mr. Smiley and assisting with the planning of green initiatives. This leader will also help lead the way with recycling and other sustainability initiatives through planning, set up and clean up, and in any other ways that they are asked to do so. He/she should be an energetic, positive leader who is able to motivate his/her peers to participate in order to create meaningful opportunities to make an environmental difference in both our internal and external communities. This person could be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior. He/she should also have good communication and organizational skills, and he/she must be willing to work both prior to and during event weekends. 

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Christchurch, Virginia 23031
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