Student leadership

Student leadership is about motivating, influencing and directing students so that they work together to achieve set goals.  It is important for students to experience leadership opportunities during their schooling, to learn the art of building relationships within teams, defining identities and achieving tasks effectively.  It also provides an opportunity to learn to identify and display effective communication and interpersonal skills.  There are many different student leadership opportunities at Clifton Hills Primary School.  Listed below are some of the formal leadership roles offered.

  • Student Councillors – Six Positions are available to Year 6 students only.  These positions are elected in Term 4 of the previous year by the Year Four and Five students, and are coordinated by one of the Deputy Principals.
  • Peer Mediators – positions are open to students in Year 5 to Year 6 and these numbers are fluid but generally range between 20 – 26 students in each year level. Interested students are asked to complete a nomination form for the role in Term 4 of the previous year.  Classroom teachers and current Peer mediators are able to have input on student suitability for the role.  The process will be coordinated by the Student Services Deputy and he/she has the ultimate say in the selection of students.
  • Faction Captains – Eight position are available to Year 6 students.  All positions are elected in Term 1 of the new school year.  This process will be coordinated by the Physical Education Specialist teacher.
  • Faction Vice Captains – Eights positions are available to Year 5 students.  All positions are elected in Term 1 of the new school year.  This process will be coordinated by the Physical Education Specialist teacher.