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Student Leaders

From being a class representative for Student Council or Gow's oldest leadership position, Headwaiters, students find different ways to become leaders no matter their grade.

Student Council

Student Council provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate leadership, group cohesion, and problem solving in a meaningful way by dealing with issues that affect the student body. The role of Student Council is to consider student and community issues, bolster school spirit and pride, contribute to the local neighborhood and further promote The Gow School and the four pillars of Kindness, Respect, Honesty and Hard Work. The Student Council also acts as a body that organizes school activities and provides a forum for discussion of students' ideas and opinions.

The Student Council is student run and guided by a faculty advisor. It is comprised of the Student Council President and Vice President and an elected Class Representative from each grade.

Resident Assistants

The Resident Assistant Program is open to students in grades 11 and 12. The purpose of the program is to develop personal leadership opportunities for those individuals who want to make a major contribution to quality of residential and school life.

The chief responsibilities of the Resident Assistants lie in helping the Dormitory Parents achieve an atmosphere of acceptable behavior and positive relationships among the residents. In addition to making certain the rules and policies of the dorm are being followed to the best of his or her ability, the Resident Assistant is called upon to help organize special activities which foster a sense of community among the residents.


The Headwaiters hold the oldest of the traditional leadership positions. The position is open to students in the Upper School, grades 10, 11, and 12. Headwaiters supervise the dining hall and assist the executive chef and staff. They serve as highly visible role models on a daily basis.

Crimson Key Club

The Crimson Key Club members serve the Admissions Office and the School as tour guides for prospective families and other visitors, and as ambassadors and greeters during special events.

Health Office and Library Assistants

The Health Office Assistants serve the Director of Health Services and staff. Their responsibilities include reminding students at meals to get their medications from the nurse, accompanying ill students to their dormitories, delivering instructions from the nurse to Dormitory Parents, and helping to maintain and organize the Health Center.

The Library Assistants serve the Librarian by helping to organize various resources in the reading room, stacks, and office.

Junior Firefighter Program

Students in good academic and citizenship standing who are at least sixteen years of age may apply for participation in the South Wales Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company's Junior Firefighter Program. Participants attend fire and rescue calls and assist the adult firefighters and rescuers as qualified by their age and training. Participants also attend company meetings, drills, and training sessions.