Pokeno School

SCHOOL COUNCIL

The School Council is made up of three student leadership positions.

  1. Ambassadors
  2. House Captains
  3. Student Reps


Purpose

The purpose of the School Council is:

  • To provide children with authentic contexts to build leadership capability;

  • To provide a vehicle for students to have a ‘voice’ in their school;

  • To support the achievement of the school vision.


The School Council will focus on four main areas:

  • School - Collect student voice and lead school projects;

  • Community - Identify and work on a community issue/project; 

  • National - Research and support a national project or charity;

  • International - Research and support an international project or charity.


Roles and Responsibilities

All Leaders

Regardless of their position within the council all students in a leadership position will consistently display the following qualities and meet the following expectations:

  • Be a good role model and behave in a way that is consistent with the school values;

    • Manaakitanga,

    • Kotahitanga,

    • Ako,

    • Whakawhanake;

  • Carry out any duties expected of them in relation to their position;

  • Display behaviours consistent with the concept of Tuakana Teina;

  • To give up some of their personal time;

  • Attend all council meetings;

  • Actively participate in council meetings;

  • To actively engage in the activities, projects, and events organised by the School Council


Ambassadors 

Year 7 & 8 (4)

The following responsibilities are specific to the ambassadors:

  • Welcoming visitors to the school, showing them around the school if required;

  • Thanking guests/visitors at assemblies;

  • Provide leadership in the four key focus areas for the School Council;

  • Act as school representatives at community events where appropriate.


House Captains

Year 7 & 8 (8)

The following responsibilities are specific to the house captains:

  • Provide leadership to their house during appropriate school/sports events;

  • Organise house members for house competitions;

  • Ensure all house members are treated fairly and are given equal opportunity to participate in house events.


Student Reps

Year 6 (4), Year 7 (4) & Year 8 (2)

The following responsibilities are specific to the student reps:

  • To collect ideas and thoughts from classes in relation to the work of the School Council;

  • To report back to the classes about the work of the School Council;

  • To express the views of the classes to the School Council;

  • To liaise with the teachers about appropriate times to meet with classes to discuss School Council business.


Qualities Required of School Leaders

To be a good school leader children will need to be:

  • A good listener;

  • A sensitive speaker;

  • Trustworthy;

  • Helpful;

  • Committed;

  • Reliable;

  • Honest;

  • A good role model;

  • Able to work in a team;

  • Ability to share good ideas;

  • Ability to discuss and not argue;

  • A willingness to develop skills such as confidence, communication, and negotiation.


2018 Ambassadors

2018 House Captains


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