Student Leadership Overview
Each year a group of senior students (Years 5 and 6) at Rowville Primary School are elected to a range of leadership positions. These students play a leadership role within the school and through mentoring and participation in a diverse range of activities they are supported to develop the following skills and traits:
These skills and traits are sourced from the Student Leadership Program by Michael Gross
School Captains represent the beliefs and values of Rowville Primary School. They promote the school vision and these values for our community. The role involves leadership, mentoring and the maintenance of an achievable standard to which other students can aspire to. Duties include representing the school at community events, greeting visitors to the school, mentoring junior students and fellow leaders as well as organizing and supporting school events.
HOUSE CAPTAINS and VICE HOUSE CAPTAINS
School House Captains and Vice House Captains demonstrate a high level of leadership as well as presenting a high level of team work, motivational and sporting ability. Captains exercise responsibility when representing the school in sporting teams across the district, or at regional and state levels.
House Captains maintain a high level of commitment throughout the year to promote sport events, encourage and motivate teams as well as assist the PE Teacher and school staff in sports related matters.
The Vice House Captains encourage and motivate their House members. They assist the PE Teacher and school staff at all school sport events. Vice Captains lead, motivate and support their House in participation, competitive spirit and sportsmanship.
House and Vice House captains also work as a sporting leadership team to promote participation in sport across the school.
At Rowville Primary School, our Student Parliament consists of many ‘Working Parties’. Each working party organises and leads certain initiatives in our school and has two ministers who are responsible for leading the work of that group. The parliamentary working parties provide an opportunity for students to participate in the running of the school and are a vehicle for them to express their opinions, represent the students in our school and participate actively in decision making in their particular portfolio. Our student parliamentarians meet regularly as a large group to collaborate and discuss the projects they are actively working on.
As members of parliament, student leaders are responsible for:
- Attending regular parliamentary meetings to discuss the needs of students in the school
- Developing a shared vision and values for their working party
- Developing and working on meaningful projects that improve their area and serve our community
- Ensuring they carry-out the responsibilities in their role descriptions
- Being exemplary role models in our school community by constantly upholding our values of respect, responsibility, pride and perseverance.