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Student Leadership

Student Leaders at Coorparoo State School are the student representatives of our learning community. This representation is a public position with student leaders being called upon on official / special occasions (at the discretion of the Principal) to embrace and model all values and expectations of students within our community. In addition to this students leaders will:

  • Be responsible to the school administration and should carry out all duties asked of them by any member of the school administration

  • Promote all goals and values that are important at Coorparoo State School

  • Display exemplary conduct and attitudes relating to all areas of school life

  • Work enthusiastically with fellow students in assisting the educational opportunities for all

During Semester 2 all Year  5 students participate in a series of leadership sessions led by the Deputy Principal. Students are then given the opportunity to write responses to a series of leadership questions and to deliver a persuasive speech for positions as School Leaders. After these speeches have been delivered to their year level peers and teachers, voting and interviews take place to fill the school leadership positions.

The following leadership positions may be included in the 2018 leadership application process:

  • Male and Female School Captains and Vice Captains

  • Male and Female House Captains                  

  • Music Captain                                                        

  • Environment Captain                   

  • Student Council Representatives                       

  • Library Leaders                                                     

  • Student Mentor


Student Council
Students from Years 3 to 6 are eligible to be voted onto the Student Council. Each class votes to select a representative for their class during term one each year. Regular meetings are facilitated by teachers leading the student council. The key aims of the Student Council are:

•To assist with communication between staff and students

•To be a forum for issues of importance to students

•To provide opportunities for students to exhibit leadership qualities

•To allow students to develop an understanding of meeting procedures

•To assist School Captains in running school functions

•To provide an avenue for fundraising for school, student and community needs

•To develop student ownership of school activities

Additional Leadership Opportunities
Additional opportunities for Student Leadership include Library and Art Monitors, German Monitors and Green Team (Environmental Action Group) Representatives. Nominations for positions are widely advertised.