The School Council is made up of three student leadership positions.
- House Captains
- Student Reps
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
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;
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
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.
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.
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;
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.