The students at San Clemente appreciate the voice that the Student Leadership Team gives the student body. Students are able to contribute ideas and suggestions to continue to enhance the San Clemente community.

Leadership Roles

The Student Leadership Team comprises of four student leaders, four house leaders, ministry representatives and an Indigenous representative.

Student Leaders

With the goal of providing the most optimal environment for education, the Student Leader role is to support the school to ensure that any changes ultimately benefit the students. Student Leaders are expected to:

  • Represent the school at formal occasions when appropriate
  • Chair committees as required
  • Lead school assemblies
  • Have a pivotal role in major school activities
  • Act as a liaison between the student body and the leadership group of the school.
House Captains
  • Represent the students from their House in teams as required
  • Assist in the implementation of decisions and programs from those teams
  • Support their House Student Coordinator at House assemblies e.g. prayer, MC
  • Assist and support Mentor Groups e.g. fundraising activities such as CARITAS
  • Represent the school at official school/community functions if required
  • Enhance communication between students and staff at a House level
  • Working with Student Coordinators in the promotion and development of the House identity
  • Work closely with Student Coordinators on the organisation of House special days.
San Clemente 

House System

Each of the houses is directly linked to the Dominican Order of Preachers. Two Mentor groups in each year level belong to each house. 


Thomas Aquinas was born in the county of Aquino. Thomas was a Dominican Friar, Catholic priest and Doctor of the Church. Thomas believed that we must not only study about God, but also about science, to understand the world. The Catholic Church honours Thomas Aquinas as a saint and regards him as the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood.


St. Dominic was born in 1173 in the tiny village of Caleruega. “Calera” means a lime-kiln. This place was also called “fortunate Calaroga”, fortunate because “it was the birthplace of the bold lover and the champion of the Christian faith”. Before Dominic was born his mother had a dream of a dog with a torch in its mouth and she knew that Dominic was going to set the world on fire.


Caleruega is situated in the region of Castile. Dominic and his family would have been known as being Castellan. The Kingdom of Castile was a large and powerful state during the Middle Ages. The land in Castile is green and lush and stretches as far as the eye can see. Its name comes from the many castles constructed in the region.


St. Catherine of Siena was born during the outbreak of the plague in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347. She was the 25th child born to her mother. Despite Catherine's religious nature, she did not choose to enter a convent and instead she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic, which allowed her to associate with a religious society while living at home. She had a deep love for Jesus and wanted to serve and give to others.