STUDENT LEADERSHIP IN THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
At the conclusion of week one, 78 Year Six boys were commemorated as leaders of the Junior School at an Induction Ceremony. This was the first time that all Year 6 students have been issued with a position of responsibility as a leader in the Junior School. Many parents accepted the invitation to attend this important occasion.
In 2012, the student leadership positions and election process were extensively reviewed. The review involved engagement with a number of groups and key stakeholders.
As a result of this review, a number of changes were implemented for 2013:
• All Year 5 students will be presented with a Mitre pin at the conclusion of the year to acknowledge their role as a leader as they enter Year 6
• Every student in Year 6 will secure at least one of the 78 leadership positions. There are 14 School Leaders and 64 Co-curricular positions
• All holders of leadership positions receive a duty statement and are assigned a staff member who will provide mentoring support
• In Year 6, SRC members, Sustainability leaders and Bully Busters will be voluntary leadership roles (those who carry out these tasks well will be presented with certificates at the end of the year for their service)
• The 14 leadership positions will continue to be announced at the Junior School Presentation Night
• All other leadership positions will be elected at the start of the following year (All of these leadership positions to be announced in Term 1)
• All Year 6 students will be inducted at the start of the year (rather than just the 14 School Leaders)
• The Year 5 parents will be issued with a letter in Term 4, before the elections commence, to detail the selection process and to ask parents to help manage the expectations of boys in that year level.
I would like to thank all review participants for their feedback and insights to help improve the process and the outcomes.
I am always impressed by the leadership qualities demonstrated by our students in the Junior School and commend their enthusiasm to take on these additional responsibilities. I look forward to working with the leadership group to help them to realise their potential and to make a positive and meaningful contribution to the Trinity community.
MR GRANT NALDER
JUNIOR SCHOOL HEADMASTER