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Principal for the Day 2015

This is the 2nd time our Principal for a dayschool has participated in Principal for the Day. It is an excellent way to highlight the importance of student voice and student leadership within our school.

Principal Tyson was already well known to many of the students at our school because of his friendly outgoing personality so of course he was a popular choice when elected.

You can read all about is experience as Principal for a day by clicking on the link below.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRINCIPAL TYSON’S NEWSLETTER

What do you think Principal Tyson enjoyed most about this special day?

What would you like to do if you were Principal for a day?

A Special Visitor

Mayor3Recently the Mayor for our Community attended our SRC meeting. He told us that it is important to have a go at leadership opportunities especially at a young age as this helps develop the skills and confidence to become even better leaders in the future.

The Mayor explained that you can learn how to become a leader and grow into the position by being involved. He emphasized this by telling us that when he first had to give public speeches he would write out the whole speech word for word. Over time and with practice he learnt how to use cue cards with the main points when giving talks. Now he speaks naturally and with confidence without cue cards at major events.

The students asked the Mayor many questions about leadership and his role on the Council. Did you know that the Mayor acts as the chair person at the council meetings? At our SRC meetings students take turns at chairing the meeting. The chair person introduces the topics for discussion and helps the meeting to run smoothly.

It is important for students at our school to have a voice and make contributions to decision making in our school and community. The Mayor was impressed with what the students knew about their local community and they shared their thoughts and ideas about what could be improved.

We would like to thank the Mayor for coming to our school and we look forward to our continued involvement in our local community.

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!