A Haderech leader is an individual who takes pride in their wider school life by contributing to the school through various opportunities such as, being a student voice representative or a student observer. They are seen to be both eager and enthusiastic about making school life a more enjoyable experience for all students and staff. They are students who take on responsibilities within the school and volunteer throughout the year for various events, such as, parent’s evenings, taster days and tours of the school. We encourage our students to be a part of this as it can improve their communication skills, leadership skills and social skills.
So why call it haderech?
Haderech is the Hebrew word meaning ‘the way’ or ‘the path’. Hadracha (with the word derech at its root) means leadership. This suggests that all leaders are creating positive and productive paths along which others can then make their way. Leadership is about being the appropriate role model to blaze a trail for others.
‘Good leaders create followers; great leaders create leaders’
(Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, inspired by the Lubavitcher Rebbe)