Student leadership is an experience, which is highly valued by the whole school community. There is a defined school process for the election and selection of the School Captains and Vice Captains, House Captains, Peer Mediators and members of the Junior School Council (JSC). It explains the roles and responsibilities of the student leaders at Monmia.
Our Student Leadership Program:
Provides opportunities for the development of student leadership skills
Encourages school leaders to seek student voice and choice and liaise with school leadership
Provides the model for leadership skills to inspire the whole school community
Facilitate social and academic activities for students, including fundraising
Enable school leaders to apply their leadership skills in real life contexts
School Leaders model the school values, demonstrate a high level of communication and social skills, take pride in the school and show respect to all school and community members. They implement their roles with a sense of maturity and responsibility.
School Captains and Vice Captains
The School Captains and Vice Captains are responsible for representing the school at school and community events. The school supports these students in attending The Young Leaders Conference and the ANZAC Commemorative Ceremony for Students.
School Captains are Year 6 students and are responsible for conducting school assemblies, welcoming special guests and thanking visiting performers. School Captains liaise with the Principal and Year 5 and Year 6 Teaching and Learning Leader and PLC Welfare Manager on various activities and issues.
Monmia Primary School has Green, Blue, Red and Gold house leaders. House Leaders are Year 5 and 6 students and support the School Athletics Day, the Art Show, placing of bins around the school and raise and lower the school flag. House Leaders encourage, support and assist during lunchtime programs.
The school’s Peer Mediation Program is designed to train students with skills and knowledge of how to support their fellow students. Peer Mediators are students in Year 5 and 6 students and undertake rostered time in the schoolyard, assisting with conflict resolution and minor incidents.
Junior School Councillors
Two students are selected from each grade in the Year 3-6 areas to represent the voice of the students in their own grade, as well as a grade from Year P-2 areas. Regular meetings are held to discuss fundraising events and school activities. In addition, the students present the ‘Student of the Week’ awards at the weekly whole school assembly.