CONGRATULATIONS TO Stephanie G and Benjamin B FOR BEING OUR 2019 SCHOOL CAPTAINS.
Leadership is a quality we expect all students at Ashburton Primary School to demonstrate. Through the curriculum and extracurricular activities, all students are supported and encouraged to develop the skills necessary to be a leader. The Year 6 cohort elects 18 official leaders to represent our school ideals both within and outside our school community.
These leaders are: School and Vice School Captains and SRC, Sports, Performing Arts, Visual Art, Japanese, Smile and Library leaders.
Effective leaders need to possess the following attributes: team skills, confidence, public speaking skills, responsibility and organisation. Hence, once leaders have been selected, they will be provided with additional leadership training to help them focus on developing these skills further.
Various leadership training programs are provided to Year 5 students in Term 4, which focus on a range of practical skills required to prepare students for leadership in Year 6.
Student Representative Council
A Student Representative Council (SRC) is a group of students elected by their fellow students to represent their school. SRCs work democratically to represent the student body in school decision-making and organise ways for students to participate in school life. Essentially, ideas, suggestions and requests for changes to school practice can be made through the SRC. Another role of SRC members is to promote the views of students and to encourage students to become actively involved in their school.
Each Year 3-6 class selects two representatives to be part of the SRC. The SRC meets once a month to discuss issues relevant to our school. Two staff members are responsible for helping to facilitate the meetings, alongside two elected Year 6 SRC student leaders. This ‘hands-on’ approach allows staff to keep in close contact with student concerns. It is the duty of the SRC representatives to seek input from their class members and to report back following meetings.
Responsibilities of Representative
The duties of the representative are to embody the council’s efforts to be the student voice. Representatives must develop a dialog between students and student council.
- Report council activities to student body on a regular basis.
- Present, as fairly as possible, students’ ideas and concerns to the council.
- Attend all student council functions. (Fundraisers, projects, etc.)
- Make special effort to inform students about upcoming council projects and activities.
- Seek feedback on how students feel about certain subjects.
- Encourage non-members of student council to participate in projects and activities.
- Be active in council meetings.
- Seek the opinions of students on various issues.
- Display appropriate APS Expected Behaviour