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STUDENT LEADERSHIP @ DRPS

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Students at Diggers Rest Primary School are encouraged to participate in a strong leadership program with experiences designed around:
 

  • Building confidence and resilience

  • Exercising voice and agency

  • Building leadership capacity

  •  Demonstrating civic responsibility

  • Actively participating in the school and community

  • Being an ‘upstander’ not a ‘bystander’
     

School Captains

  • 2 x positions available for grade 6 students

  • Students write and submit an application to the principal 

  • Applicants are shortlisted to participate in a 10-minute interview in with school leadership and 2 x grade 5 student representatives

  • Successful applicants are appointed via merit and equity processes 

Junior School Council

  • 7 x positions available for grade 5 & 6 students

  • Students write and submit an application to the principal

  • Applicants are shortlisted to participate in a speech in front of their grade 3-6 peers

  • Students in grades 3-6 vote for their preferred junior school council members

  • Votes are calculated and successful applicants are appointed 

 

House Captains

  • 8 x positions available for grade 3-6 students

  • Students write and submit an application to the P.E teacher

  • Applicants are shortlisted to participate in a speech in front of their 'House' peers (grade 3 - 6 students)

  • Students in grades 3-6 vote for their preferred house captains

  • Votes are calculated and successful applicants are appointed 

Assembly Leaders

  • Classroom teachers provide the assembly coordinator a list of students that nominate to become future assembly leaders throughout the year

  • 4 x students from each class are selected weekly to lead assembly

  • Each class is rotated through weekly to ensure leaders are selected throughout the entire school

The Student Leadership Team commence their learning through participation in the Student Leadership Program. Students learn the ‘skills’ of leadership, focusing on teamwork, negotiation and leadership roles . Students then work in teams through an ‘improvement cycle’ to develop an initiative that authentically embedded into the school and/or wider community. This may mean fundraising, contributing to the learning program or supporting a local community group. Student Leaders attend a school council meeting and are active in providing feedback about their school experience.

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