At OLGC we value and promote student voice and engagement. Students have opportunities to take on various roles of leadership within the school. In the final years of Primary School students participate in a School Leader process aimed at encouraging students to reflect on their leadership skills and further develop these with the aim of receiving a Senior Leader Badge.
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OLGC is committed to providing pathways for students to develop their leadership skills in authentic ways, taking on various roles of leadership within the school. Student Leadership positions are held in high regard by the Principal, staff, parents and community. Student Leaders are representative of the school in both the modelling of standards for their peers and younger students as well as the proactive development of activities that represent the school community.
The development of student leadership skills involves opportunities which encourage students to:
School Leaders represent the beliefs and values of Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School. The role involves leadership in representing the school at community events, greeting visitors, mentoring junior students and fellow leaders as well as organising and supporting school events.
Sports Leaders and House Leaders
School Sports Leaders promote sport events, encourage and motivate teams as well as assist the PE Teacher and school staff in sports related matters. They will exercise responsibility when representing the school in sporting teams across the district or at regional and state levels.
Social Justice Leaders
Social Justice Leaders know that Social Justice is more than raising money for the “poor”. They recognise the importance of equality and fairness in our school, in our own communities as well as in other countries. They will build up our knowledge of the injustices that occur and help us to understand how WE can do something about it.
Sustainability Leaders will be a new role for 2017. They will promote sustainable practices within the school around our use of energy, recycling, waste and water. They will help implement practises that will ensure that we are all 'Stewards of Creation' in how we care for the environment.
Our Digitech Leaders will support the use of digital tools across the school. They will upskill students and teachers on the effective use of technology to enhance learning. With the implementation of STEM this year their role will also be to help drive this project.
The Student Council works in conjunction with the School Leaders to represent the student body. They represent student views and supportively raise awareness of issues within the school. The forum is a communication tool between students and staff. During the year the Student Council promote important school messages. SRC Blog
All students in Year Six are eligible to apply for a leadership position. Each student will present a speech to the Principal, Deputy Principal, Leadership Team and Classroom teachers, as well as the students in Years Five and Six. Staff and Students will vote for their choice of leaders. The Principal will approve each position.