For Students

Student Leadership

As a Christian community, the values reinforced to our students should consistently reflect those found within the Gospels.

During Terms 3 and 4 our school community participates in the Peer Support Program. This program aims at building positive relationships between students of all ages within the school. It also endeavours to teach students valuable skills in managing feelings about themselves and their ability to cope with pressure or conflict. Peer Support is lead by Year 6 students who are comprehensively trained and supported in preparing for each session.

The aims of student leadership include:

  1. Providing opportunities for individual students to develop leadership skills (public speaking, organisational, representative)
  2. Ensuring ongoing communication between staff and students (in terms of ideas and feedback)

To achieve this our school Student Leadership model encompasses:

  • Year 6 Student Leaders
    All Year 6 students participate as school leaders and throughout the year, all students are given an opportunity to join either the Student Representative Council or the Sports Captains Team.
  • Student Representative Council
    The council consists of 14 students representing each of the grades, in addition to two school captains. Years 3, 4 and 5 select a class representative; while Kindergarten, Year 1, 2 and 6 will have a Year 6 representative appointed. Each term a new council is inducted.
  • RE Leaders
    Year 6 RE Leaders assist the REC to prepare and lead whole school liturgies throughout the year. They also represent the school community at Archdiocesan liturgies and community events. Some RE Leaders assist the parish by altar serving during Friday morning parish masses, school liturgies and Sunday masses.
  • Sports Captains
    This group is made up of Year 6 leaders and are responsible for organising playground sports equipment and assisting at various school sports events.
  • School Choir
    The school choir is open to all students from Years 3 - 6 and meets each week. Choir members are invited to sing at various special occasions throughout the year. Members sing regularly at whole school masses, assist in singing at the First Holy Communion Masses and sing Christmas Carols to the residents at Maple Grove Retirement home.