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
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 such as...
- cancer foundation
- diabetes awareness
- rescue helicopter
and they also are responsible for running clubs and organisations to benefit the students at Auroa.
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
Students of the Week