Student Leaders ensure student opinions are heard, while developing important leadership skills
During Term 1 students in Year 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to put themselves forward for the role of Head Boy and Head Girl.
Interested students prepare a speech which they present at a Milepost 3 Assembly, in front of their peers and teaching staff. After all speeches have taken place, the School Principal, Milepost Leader and Year 5 and 6 teachers make the decision on appointments.
Details vary from year-to-year, but the process typically result in the appointment of a Head Boy, Head Girl, and between 4 and 6 Student Leaders (who assist the Head Boy and Girl).
Why Student Leaders?
Our Student Leaders fulfil an important role in the school, including:
- Ensuring student voices are heard at AWIS.
- Taking responsibility for selected tasks around the school.
- Developing leadership skills.
- Encouraging student / staff collaboration towards shared goals.
Our expectations of the Head Boy and Head Girl are:
- To act as a role model for students and promote the ethos of AWIS.
- To become the students' ‘public face’ of the school. They may be asked to meet important visitors, attend outside events etc.
- They may be asked to speak at events where students, teachers and parents are present.
- Write articles, documenting student life in school.
- To work closely with the Principal and the management team to develop and improve what we have and do in school.
- Lead the Student Leaders to ensure all duties across school are upheld.
Qualities We Look For
The qualities we look for in our Student Leaders are:
- Initiative & commitment
- Reliability and good time management
- Excellent communication skills (both written & oral)
- Good organisational skills (personal & the ability to work in teams)
- Perseverance & determination
- Responsibility and leadership
- The strength to bring ideas to the table & the maturity to accept decisions
- Be approachable and aware of the needs of students across the school
- A SMILE!