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Student leadership

A key feature of Nundah State School School’s success is the active involvement of students in the life of the school. At Nundah State School our students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, and to represent their peers.  

Student leadership is promoted through Student leaders, House captains, Student council and extra curricular student activities. 

Leadership roles are fostered in some of the following ways: 

  • shared assembly leadership and participation
  • a strong Buddy Program between senior and junior classes
  • sport and house leaders and cross age learning structures and activities
  • opportunities to lead within the year level in our personal and social competencies program
  • senior students taking leadership roles in school events - for example acting as school guides on grandparents day, assisting with the overall organisation like chaplain days, running activities for younger students on sports day etc.
 

We aim to expand our leadership program across the whole school.
Currently there are three main opportunities for participation and/or selection: 

1. Student Captains

 

Students are eligible to be selected as School and House captains in their final year of primary school. There are also leadership positions for music, band etc. which are awarded on merit as indicated in the Student Leadership Application (PDF, 308 KB). 

 

2. Student Council

 

We also have class representatives, who are selected through our Student Council Selection Process (PDF, 29 KB), and who come together to form our Student council. Each class of the upper school elects one student as a representative on the student council. It is intended that the student provide a voice for the individuals in that class. This may involve raising an issue of concern as an agenda item or providing an opinion/feedback on an issue being discussed at the meeting. They meet twice a term.  

We are now looking at the student council engaging in an annual 'legacy' project in which they design and contribute to a school improvement grounds project.  

3. eLearning Mentors  

 

Children who are interested in becoming an eLearning Mentor have been given the opportunity in years 4, 5 and 6 to nominate themselves for this position using the eLearning Mentors Selection Process (PDF, 29 KB).

The eLearning Mentors will have a role in their class and an expanded role working with the Media Captains. 

 Responsibilities – eLearning Mentors: 

 

• Will be given a timetable for assembly rosters to provide assistance to the Media Captains if required. eLearning mentors should keep this in a safe place so they can check when they are helping.

• Create Cyber-Safe mini movies to promote the issues that our children face online – these are made initially as a group of eLearning mentors under the guidance of the Media Captains. Later in the year the children will form their own groups and make further movies to show the school at various assemblies throughout the year.

• Are responsible for showing up at their scheduled time. If they are unable to show up for some reason they need to let the staff running assembly know, except if they are at home sick.

• Need to be prepared to give one lunch break fortnightly to learn how to problem solve in class using an iPad - eLearning mentors are rostered on a minimum of one assembly per term if required.

• Assist students one lunch break fortnightly with basic iPad problems or teach students how to better use apps on their iPad - this session is limited to a few students so that our eLearning mentors are not overwhelmed.

• Assist students with iPad log-on and making sure iPads are kept in the correct place and used properly - helping students to navigate the Oliver Collection on the iPad.

• Assist Media Captains with the audio and visual (PowerPoints) once a term as required.

• Assist with Media Captains during events (if requested).

4. Library Monitors  

 

Children who are interested in becoming a Library Monitor have been given the opportunity in years 4, 5 and 6 to nominate themselves for this position using the Library Monitors Selection Process (PDF, 28 KB)

Library Monitors hold a leadership position in our school and have set responsibilities in the library. 

Responsibilities – Library Monitors:  

 

• Have a timetable for lunchtime rosters. Library Monitors should keep this in a safe place so they can check when they are helping. 

• Are responsible for showing up at their scheduled time. If they are unable to show up for some reason they need to let the library staff know, except if they are at home sick.

• Need to be prepared to give some lunch breaks to help in the library - library monitors are rostered on a minimum of one lunch break per week, they can volunteer for others after talking with the library staff.

• Assist at the circulation desk to locate children’s names in the student barcodes folder - helping younger students to remember their library numbers.

• Assist students with iPad log-on and making sure iPads are kept in the correct place and used properly - helping students to navigate the Oliver Collection on the iPad. 

• Assist students using games on the library floor (e.g., chess) – handing out, packing up, tidying games shelves at end of break. 

• Hand out colouring-in paper and assisting with colouring-in pack up at the end of break. 

• Help to keep the library space well presented - tidy the library – push in chairs, tidy display stands, put lost hats in lost property box etc.

• Shelve books in correct locations. 

• assist with library displays, library competitions and other activities.