Category Archives: Leadership

Lunchtime Activity Day for Year 4 Students

The SRC is planning to run some lunchtime activities and competitions in our school hall for the Year 4 students.

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They are targeting these children because they missed out on the disco and because they might be encouraged to join the SRC in 2015!

The SRC is planning a number of activities that the Grade 4 students will rotate through. They are looking at the 2013 student survey to work out what type of activities might be popular.

They thought the following type of activities might have you motivated and excited…..

  • cooking / food making
  • art competition
  • sport/physical activity
  • dance/music competition
  • technology challenge

What do you think of these ideas?

Are there any other activities you would like to have included?

 

Principal for a Day! 4th June 2014

Leadership Revolution Video from Principals Australia Institute on Vimeo.

We uploaded our picture showing our concept that “Leadership is Everything” to the Principal for a Day website and they used it with entries from other schools to make this short video.

Our students are very creative! Did you know that the letters used in our picture come from photos taken from the mat in our school library!

Jason a Year 5 student was our principal for the day.
What did you think of the idea of Principal for the day?
Have you got any positive comments you would like to give to Principal Jason?

Congratulations Jason you were an amazing principal! What a shame it only lasted for a day.

SRC Orientation Day

             

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (SRC)

We began our first SRC session with our twenty Grade 5 & 6 leaders sharing a delicious early morning breakfast. We enjoyed pancakes, fruit salad, yoghurt, cereal and toast. This was a fantastic way to get to know each other and celebrate the beginning of our friendship and  journey as the 2014 SRC.

After breakfast we played a series of getting to know you games and then learnt about the format of an SRC meeting. We established some rules and procedures that we will use to help us function successfully as a group.

We also played cooperative games that helped us to focus on the importance of working together and contributing as members of our newly formed SRC.

We learnt that to work successfully as a group each member needs to know:

• what he/she can do to help;

• what other members can contribute;

• how to help other members; and

• how to accept help from them.

We completed the session by looking at what our 2013 student survey revealed. The students thought that a school disco, school fete and some lunch times sporting sessions could be possible projects for 2014.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

What would you like the SRC to do in 2014? Why do you think this would be important for our school?

Student Representative Council 2014

Martina_Charoensak_YR56 - St Joseph's Primary School-3A large number of Grade 5 and 6 students presented speeches hoping to be on the 2014 SRC.  A lot of effort was put into the presentations. Students discussed their strengths as  leaders and their willingness to listen to others and help them to enjoy school.

Thank you to everyone who applied! Unfortunately many eager students have missed out this year. I would encourage you all however to continue to take on future leadership opportunities both this  and next year especiallly in Secondary School.

Through the election process those who applied have improved their public speaking skills. You may find that you are more confident next time you speak in front of an audience.

Well done!

You may be interested in reading the February edition of Connect which is an online magazine published by Roger Holdsworth. This magazine has many articles written by students and teachers that focus on Student Voice, Student Engagement and Student Decision Making.

http://research.acer.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1214&context=connect

Prehaps you would like to discuss one of the articles or some of the ideas presented in Connect. If so send me a post.

All the best everyone for 2014!

SRC Assembly

The SRC is planning an exciting assembly next Friday 15th November. They will perform a play which is a parallel adventure story that shows all the exciting things the SRC had done throughout the year:

  • The Giant Easter Egg Hunt
  • The establishment of a vegetable garden
  • The design of a park bench seat
  • The running of a senior and junior talent show

 

We hope you enjoy our assembly!