Student leadership helps young people find their voices, participate in decision-making, and understand their rights and responsibilities as active citizens. It helps students have a real impact on their learning and school environment and prepares them to participate meaningfully in their community.
Students can be leaders in the classroom, through their actions in the playground, through their support for others, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or local community events or projects.
For more information about opportunities in NSW public schools, visit Student voice and leadership.
Leadership opportunities at Kiama Public School
Our school has several policies pertaining to positions of student leadership. In all cases there are prerequisites for nomination and expectations if elected in relation to behaviour. If necessary, students may be replaced in respective position.
School Captains and Vice Captains are elected, according to our Captains Policy and are the school’s student representatives.
House Captains and Vice Captains are elected according to our House Captains Policy to help organise sporting equipment and House competitions in various sports and community spirit.
Student Representative Councillors (SRC)
Student councillors are elected according to our Student Council Policy. Membership ranges from Years 2 to 6 and councillors are elected on a class basis. Councillors elect a President, Vice President and Secretary.
School Captains are automatically members and the Council has a staff member as its patron. Councillors obtain opinions and requests from their fellow students. Ideas are taken to SRC meetings where correct meeting procedures are practised. Discussion takes place and decisions are made which are communicated in numerous ways for example; class report, assembly or newsletter.
The SRC organises and conducts activities for students. For example; mufti days, talent quests, friendly lunch time competitions like handball or fundraising for registered charities/organisations such as The Cancer Council. The SRC is a forum for students. It plays a very important role in giving students a real voice in our school.
Year 6 students take on other leadership roles which may include opportunities such as Library Monitor, raising flags, recycling and monitoring gates.