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22/11/2013
​Current leaders present on assembly
Over the past four weeks, our Year 5 and 6 students have been participating in a range of leadership activities and  getting ready for school leader elections in the coming weeks.  All  2013 Year 5 and 6 students are invited to self-nominate for the following positions:
  • School Captain –  Year 6 and 7 students
  • St Pauls House Captain - Year 6 and 7 students
  • Rogers House Captain- Year 6 and 7 students
  • Music Captain - Year 6 and 7 students
The timelines for the school leadership  process are:
  • Monday November 18 – Monday December 2:  Students self-nominate for a position and prepare their speech.
  • Tuesday December 3:  Student speeches and voting (students in Years 4 – 7 and teachers)
  • Tuesday December  10:  Announcement of school leadership positions
 
In their speech, students should discuss the following:
  • A school project they intend to lead in 2014;
  • An element of the school that they wish to improve, and how they will achieve this;
  • The types of leadership skills and qualities that they already possess that will assist them in their role as a school leader.
The criteria for School Leadership positions includes:
  • High level of leadership skills
  • Consistent adherence to School Rules
  • High level of responsibility and willingness to commit to activities associated with the role
  • Well-developed communication and people skills , e.g., respect, negotiation, tolerance etc.
  • Willingness to commit to and participate in school activities
  • Willingness to work behind the scenes to set up and clean up from special events
  • Commitment to improve an aspect of the school e.g. table-tennis tournament
  • Commitment to community work e.g. Daffodil day to raise funds for a charity
The timelines for the school leadership  process are:
  • Monday November 18 – Monday December 2:  Students self-nominate for a position and prepare their speech.
  • Tuesday December 3:  Student speeches and voting (students in Years 4 – 7 and teachers)
  • Tuesday December  10:  Announcement of school leadership positions.
Next Tuesday, our Year 5 and 6 students will be interviewing educational, political, business and charity leaders about the challenges they face in their leadership role, and the attributes of successful leaders. Best wishes to all our students who choose to nominate as a 2014 school leader! My thanks to Kylie Wall and Aisling Drumm for running this leadership program over the past 5 weeks.