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Student leadership

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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
  • 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

Process for Nomination

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

 
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Last reviewed 25 March 2020
Last updated 25 March 2020