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Student leadership

Developing the leadership potential of our students is an integral part of our school culture.  From Prep to Year 6, leadership development is embedded in classroom routines, expectations and curriculum units. 

All students are regularly acknowledged for their leadership qualities and positive behaviour and attendance through awards and certificates on parades, classroom recognition and end of semester assemblies. 

Our Leadership Program is most visible through the work of our senior students through Official Leadership roles.

Elected student leaders

In Term 4 of Year 5, all students explore leadership – qualities and responsibilities through classroom activities.  All students write an application detailing their school involvement, future actions and personal qualities and nominate the position they would like to apply for.  Parents must give written consent for their child to nominate for these positions and the responsibilities they entail.

All applications are read by the Leadership Team and 10 male and female students are shortlisted for the School Captain positions. Successful applicants are notified and given time to prepare a short 5 minute speech to their peers and teachers. Year 6 students then vote on a written preferential system.  Votes are counted and the successful students notified. The future captains and vice captains are announced at a whole school assembly and presented with their badges at the Year 6 Graduation and Awards Night by the outgoing captains. Unsuccessful applicants have the opportunity to become house captains.

House Captains are elected during the first month of the school year. From the applications, students are shortlisted and notified and must prepare a short 3 -5 minute speech to the year 4 and 5 house group. The successful applicants are presented on a school assembly.

Music Captains are nominated by the performing arts teachers and approved by administration.

The Induction of School Leaders takes place after the election process is complete. The ceremony takes place before the school community with Yeppoon State High School captains presenting the badges to the elected captains.

Leadership badges

All of our Year 6 students have the option of working towards their leadership badge. Students must complete a leadership contract and commit to community service within the school.  Past commitments have been Flag people, reading helpers, library monitors. Badges are presented at the final whole school assembly of Term 1, 2 and 3.