Our student council is comprised of 8-10 students, including a Head Boy and Head Girl. Students need to apply within the first two weeks of the school year, by filling in the form on this web page accompanied with a CV.
The Student Council will meet at least once a fortnight with the school Principal, or another school leader, as an advisor to guide the meeting process. It is the role of the Head Boy and/or Head Girl to chair each meeting.
Students are then selected through a school voting system:
- year 5/6/7/8 - each student chooses five students - each vote worth 1 pt
- teachers votes for each student worth 10 pts
- principal's vote for each student worth 20 pts
When we are voting, some things we consider are:
- leadership shown during time at school
- year level
- involvement in school activities
- involvement in out of school activities
- attitude towards learning
- ability to work well with others
- can share ideas
- empathy towards others
- works well in a team
- consistently makes contribution to team goals
- initiative shown to get work done or complete tasks
There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding the make-up of our Council, and we acknowledge that some capable students may miss out, depending on the number of applicants. As a school, we will endeavour to ensure that all students will have opportunity to grow as leaders through classroom programs, sports, and other extra-curricular activities.
Timeline of selection
- End of W2 - CV's need to be handed to teacher
- W3 - speeches presented to senior school
- W3 - senior school vote on their top five candidates
- Thursday W3 - Councillors announced at end of the day to applicants
- Friday W3 - Councillors announced in assembly
Student Council duties
The student council has two main events to organise, and they run assemblies throughout the year. They are expected to liaise with the PTA when appropriate, and also to report to the BOT on the success of these events.
1 - School Disco (T3)
2 - Calf day activities (T4)
With the proceeds from these events, they then decide on what contribution they will make to the school using these funds.
As well as these two events, the Council also organises various fundraising activities for different charities throughout the year and they also are responsible for working on projects selected by Council members that will benefit the school. The ideas from these projects are generated from students, and are funded through the school.
Head boy/head girl
Two Councillors are selected as Head Boy and Head Girl for the year. They run Council meetings, and also have a segment in the newsletter that they need to update. The HB and HG oversee fun days and projects that the Council undertakes.
Each term two Councillors will take leadership of sports. They will
- organise duty rosters
- Maintain the sports shed
- Tidy up equipment at end of breaks
- Manage a $100 budget to purchase new sports gear for the school.
- Sports Club - organise one day a week of games
Two Councillors each term will be responsible for technology in the school. They will
- Keep the DPE areas tidy
- Organising the robotics equipment
- Managing a budget of $100 of which they can purchase new technologies.
- Running Lego Club - one day a week
Each term three Councillors will be responsible for community leadership. They will be
- Maintaining the school noticeboard, keeping it up to date with recent student achievements and upcoming events
- Find keen students who might want to perform in assembly
- Set up songs to sing for assembly (2 for each assembly)
- Present Council notices in assembly
- Boards game club
Each term three Councillors will be Whanau Leaders . They will be
- Responsible for collating Whanau points each week
- Present outcomes of points each week
- Setting up the hall for assembly each week
- National Anthem
- Principal Pick
- Students of the Week
- Council Pick
- Council Notices
- Whanau points
- Teacher notices