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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 will be included in the leadership application process that commences in Term 3:

School Captain                         (4 Positions)                      
House Captain                          (Minimum of 6 Positions)
Student Council Representative    (Minimum of 3 Positions)
NB: for the purpose of gender equality, this selection process aims to appoint a successful/suitable male and female to each of the leadership positions. In the event gender equality cannot be achieved (due to not enough successful/suitable applicants in each gender), appointments will be made based on the most successful/suitable applicant for each of the positions regardless of gender.
STUDENT LEADERSHIP POSITION DESCRIPTORS
School Captain
  •      To work closely with school administration in positively displaying the school and its activities to the broader community.
  •      Commit to and model all school values and expectations.
  •      Attend student council meetings and collaborate with fellow councillors.
  •      Assist in the co-coordination of special events held by the learning community.
  •      To act as a point of liaison between School Administration and the Student Body ensuring concerns, ideas and visions are communicated.
  •      To participate in most school calendar events including school parades, commemorative events including ANZAC day and guest visits.
House Captain
  •      Commit to and model all school values and expectations.
  •      Assist the Health and Physical Education Teacher in the organisation of annual sports carnivals.
  •      Assist teachers in conducting training sessions during lunchtime in order to prepare students from your house for the School’s sports carnivals.
  •      Assist younger students by preparing and running playtime healthy activities such as organised ball games.
  •      Motivate all students to engage in all competitive / special activities with pride and determination and to lead your School House.
Student Council Representative
  •      Commit to and model all school values and expectations.
  •      Attend student council meetings and collaborate with fellow councillors.
  •      To hold Student Council management positions such as Council Chair, secretary or treasurer.
  •      Assist in the co-coordination of special events held by the learning community.
  •      To act as a point of liaison between School Administration, Student Leadership and the Student Body ensuring concerns, ideas and visions are communicated and promoted.
 
THE APPLICATION PROCESS      
Stage One (10 September – 19 October 2018)
Signing and completion of Student Leader Application Form which must be attached to candidates written responses to the four selection questions that are listed on the application form. Candidates should not exceed more than 75 words for each question. Applications will then be viewed by the Application Panel (Made up of some or all of the following: Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Curriculum, and teacher(s) from Year 5) with suitable candidates progressing through to stage 2. 
Stage Two (Week beginning 29 October 2018)
Students prepare and deliver a speech (not exceeding 2 minutes) to the current Year 5 student body on why they wish to be considered for a position of student leadership, and how they would contribute to the well being of our learning community. Short listed students will proceed to stage 3.
*Stage Three (Week beginning 12 November 2018)
If necessary, short listed candidates will be contacted and advised of an interview time with the Application Panel (Made up of some or all of the following: Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Curriculum, and a representative from the P&C executive). All short listed candidates will be given advanced notice prior to the interview with all information provided in a written letter.
Stage Four (Week beginning 26 November 2018)
The Applicant Panel will deliver all rankings to the School Principal, and Parents and Citizens President for endorsement and confirmation.
Stage Five (Wednesday 28 November 2018)
The School Principal or delegate will then contact and appoint the highest ranked candidates for each of the positions. In the event a student refuses the position then the Principal will then go to the next highest ranked candidate and offer the same until acceptance is gained.
Stage Six (Term 1, 2019)
All student leaders will be sworn in at a special Student Leader Investiture Assembly and presented to the school community in 2019.
Applications will then be invited for the roles of:
       Music Captain                                         
       Environment Captain   
       Cultural Captain          
       Library Leader                                      
       Student Mentor
       LOTE Leader
       Art Monitor