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Student leadership

The positions of office at Flagstone State School are the pinnacle of student leadership in the school. As well as representing the student body, the students represent the whole school, its values, its good name and honour. The students are leaders, independent and reliable. They are able to inspire others; they enjoy the confidence and respect of students and teachers.

Students interested in becoming school leaders will need to submit an application form to the school Principal.
To be eligible for the position of leadership applicants must be able to demonstrate and sustain:
• An exceptional attendance and behaviour record,
• Commitment to the school through academic and cultural involvement,
• Embody the school rules
• Leadership
• A vision for their leadership
A set criteria sheet is set home in term 4 for year 5 students. In order to assist in the leadership process, students are invited to attend the leadership program run by the senior school deputy.
Students are nominated at the end of the school year and present speeches to the school body on parade. Staff and students, from year 3 - year 6 vote on the student's presentations.
 
Role Description
 
School Captain  & Vice Captain
Represent the student body
Assist in Assembly organisation & speaking
Facilitate fundraising activities
Attend National Leaders conference
Meeting with school administration
Attend Student Council meetings – making decisions
Support each other & work as a leadership team
 
 
Band Captains
Assist in organising Instrumental music events
Speak at assembly events
Demonstrate commitment to practice
 
House Captains
Promote sports activities in the school and encourage participation by all
Demonstrate exemplary sportsmanship qualities
Help organise sporting events such as the athletics carnival and interschool sport
Organise war cry cheer leading to encourage team spirit
Attribute House points - gotchas
Assist Playground leaders
Raise funds for nominated charities
 
Student Council Representatives
Buddy to new students – induction
Liaise with classes to find out needs and wants
Attend Student Council meetings – making decisions 
 
Ushers
Invited guests shown around school for events
 
Monitors for tuckshop, assembly, think tank, sparkler room, flags, sand pit
Assistance at tuckshop, sparkler room, think tank
Raise and lower flags
Sandpit raking – monitor for safety
 
Playground Leaders
Organise and supervise games at breaks
 
School Captain and School Vice-Captain
The Captains and Vice-Captains will be elected by staff and students (Years 1 – 5) in weeks 8 & 9 term 4. There a total of 4 positions available.
 
Students interested in being elected as Captain or Vice-Captain are required to complete a four stage process. Students must complete each stage to be eligible for the role.
Stage 1 Leadership program completed
Stage 2 Application form completed and signed by stakeholders
Stage 3 Application reviewed and invitation to interview with Principal and Deputy (week 8)
Stage 4 Speech prepared and delivered to assembled students and staff (week 9)  Voting results counted.
 
All applicants, successful and unsuccessful will be notified in person with the results being announced at the assembly on last week of term.
 
  House Captain
Students interested in being elected as House Captain are required to complete a four stage process. Students must complete each stage to be eligible for the role.
Stage 1 Leadership program completed
Stage 2 Application form completed and signed by stakeholders
Stage 3 Application reviewed by HPE teacher and Deputy and invitation to prepare speech
Stage 4 Speech prepared and delivered to assembled students and staff in house group
All applicants, successful and unsuccessful will be notified in person with the results being announced at the graduation assembly on last week of term.
 
Band Captain
The Band Captains are unique roles that require a personal vocation and commitment from students in music. To support this role these positions will be determined by the Instrumental Music Teacher in consultation with the Principal.
Stage 1 Leadership program completed
Stage 2 Completion of application form and signed by stakeholders
Stage 3 Application reviewed by Instrumental Music Teacher and Deputy
Stage 4 Invitation to interview with Instrumental Music Teacher and Deputy
This position is announced at the Leaders’ Assembly in next year.
 
Student Council Representative
Stage 1 Leadership program completed (current year 5 students
Students from Years 3 and 4 (current year) nominate for position with class teacher  in next calendar year
Stage 2 Completion of application form and signed by stakeholders
Stage 3 One representative elected from year 6 to represent junior classes
This position is announced at the Leaders’ Assembly in next year.
 
Ushers and Monitors
These positions will be determined by the Principal in consultation with the Deputy Principal.
Stage 1 Leadership program completed
Stage 2 Completion of application form and signed by stakeholders
Stage 3 Application reviewed and invited to Interview with Deputy Principal
Stage 4 Consultation between Principal and Deputy Principal
These positions are announced at the Leaders’ Assembly in next year 
 
Playground Leader
These positions will be determined by the Physical Education teacher in consultation with the Principal.  
Stage 1 Leadership program completed
Stage 2 Completion of application form and signed by stakeholders
Stage 3 Application reviewed and invited to Interview with HPE Teacher and Deputy Principal
Stage 3 Consultation between HPE Teacher and Principal
This position is announced at the Leaders’ Assembly in next year