Student Leadership

 

Rationale

Our College is a partnership between teachers, parents, students and the community. Student input into decision-making is integral to our mutual success. Formal and structured Student Leadership Teams will provide a forum for students to express their views, and to have them heard.

Aim

To provide a formal and recognised process to effectively and fairly gather and express students’ opinions, suggestions and recommendations regarding College direction and day-to-day decision making. Students will attend the College Management meetings on a regular basis to give feedback from the student body.

Secondary College Implementation

Student Representative Council and House Captains

·         Each year, the SRC and HC’s will be supported by the Guardian teacher/s.

·         Students may not be excluded from SRC and HC’s membership due to reasons such as race, religion or non-payment of voluntary contributions.

·         Elected members will receive badges, hire the College blazer to wear at assemblies and other special occasions involving our College and will receive directions as to their role and basic meeting procedures and protocols.

·         The elected members will sign a Leadership Contract as acceptance of their leadership commitment to the College.

·         The SRC and HC’s will meet once a week, or more frequently if required.

·         SRC and HC’s raised issues will be placed on the College Management agenda to be discussed.

·         The opinions expressed by the SRC and HC’s will be carefully considered by the College Management Team, and will receive appropriate feedback.

·         The SRC and HC fund will be made up of funds from renting out the blazers and additional fundraisers. This fund will be used to pay for an end of year function.

·         The day-to-day coordination of SRC will be led by the Head Boy and Head Girl and will be managed by the SRC and HC’s Guardian Teacher/s.

Primary College Implementation

Student Monitor/House Captains

·         Each year the Student Monitors and House Captains will be supported by the Guardian Teacher/s.

·         Student Monitors and House Captains will be selected from the Year 6 class.

·         Students may not be excluded from selection on the basis of race, religion or non-payment of voluntary contributions.

·         Elected members will receive badges and will receive directions as to their role and basic meeting procedures and protocols.

·         The elected members will sign a Leadership Contract as acceptance of their commitment to the College.

·         The Student Monitors and House Captains will meet the Guardian Teacher/s once a week, or more frequently if required.

·         Student Monitors and House Captains raised issues will be placed on the College Management agenda to be discussed.

·         The opinions expressed by the Student Monitors and House Captains will be carefully considered by the College Management Team and they will receive appropriate feedback.

·         The Monitors and HC fund will be made up of funds from renting out the blazers and additional fundraisers. This fund will be used to pay for an end of year function.

·         The Monitors will be led by the Head Boy and Head Girl and will be managed by the Guardian Teacher/s.

Responsibilities of Secondary and Primary College student leaders

·         attend meetings and bring issues from the student body to these meetings when necessary

·         follow through with action plans as decided by the student leaders, staff or College committees

·         represent the College appropriately

·         provide activities and special events for students to enjoy and to raise funds where appropriate

·         lead Assemblies

·         represent the College at special events

·         assist duty staff to oversee designated areas on the playground during recess and lunch and support the teacher on duty in the RCC

·         assist staff from designated classes during lines and Assembly

Responsibilities of the Secondary and Primary College House Captains

·         attend meetings and bring issues from the student body to these meetings when necessary

·         follow through with action plans as decided by the student leaders, staff or College committees

·         represent the College appropriately

·         provide activities and special events for students to enjoy and to raise funds where appropriate

·         lead Assemblies

·         represent the College at special events

·         assist staff at sporting carnivals where required

·         Primary College House Captains raise and lower the flags

Selection process of student leaders

During the final term of each year the staff and students will elect students to act as leaders the following year. 

Secondary College student leaders will be nominated by their peers in their respective year levels. Primary College student leaders will be nominated by their peers in Years 4-6. Nominees will present a short speech to promote themselves as leaders. The students will then participate in a secret ballot and the votes will be counted by appointed staff. Teachers will discuss the results of the secret ballot and vote. The College Executive will make the final decision.

The successful students will be announced at the respective Presentation Nights. Student leaders will be required to sign a Leadership Contract to show their acceptance of their responsibilities before taking up the position.