Student leadership is developed in a variety of ways to empower the children to be thoughtful, respectful, confident and responsible members of this school community. Class captains are elected through a speech process and peer voting throughout all class levels. As the children progress through the school their responsibilities are increased, this begins with the election of class captains from P-6. The students in years 5 and 6 have responsibilities for planning and running assembly each week.
Our Student Leadership Team is made up of School Captains, House Captains and Tribes/Better Buddies Captains. Students are provided with many opportunities to develop their individual skills. They regularly run programs/activities for the whole school, with teacher supervision, that also develops their confidence and public speaking skills. The importance of the balance between academic, social and emotional learning has been a priority for us and has steered the types of programs we have implemented over the years.
Each term, the elected Captains and Student Leaders meet to discuss ways in which we can improve our school and contribute to the local community through fundraising efforts. This team is referred to as the Student Action Team (SAT). We intentionally rotate some of our leadership positions termly or semesterly to ensure many students have an opportunity to lead at the school and contribute meaningfully.
There are a number of leadership roles the students can nominate for: