At Glen Waverley Primary School, student leadership is a valuable opportunity for students to develop their skills in being leaders, organisers and active members of their community. Through the many student leadership roles, students have the opportunity to contribute to decision-making within the school and take on responsibilities for a variety of school activities.
In preparation for Leadership roles students are rostered to be responsible for a variety of tasks around the school. These begin in the lower Year levels with students being responsible monitors for such things as the Office, Library and Lunch Order Tubs. During Years 3 and 4 students begin to take a more active role by being responsible for the yard duty bags as well as putting out and collecting bins. Years 5 & 6 children take on the responsibilities of the Australian flag, organising the outdoor chess sets and play equipment, sports room monitors, art, music, ICT, library monitors etc.
Many students strive to become our Year 6 School Captains. It is a highly respected role, that the students take pride in. We appoint a male and female School Captain and a male and female School Vice Captain. The School Captains, thank special guests for coming to our school, run the School Assembly and are active members of the Junior School Council.
Year 6 students also have the opportunity to be a House Captain for one of the four school Houses - Fawkner, Latrobe, Hume and Mitchell. There is one female and one male appointed for each house. The House and School Captains assist in a variety of sporting and organisational activities throughout the school year. Leading their House in the annual Twilight Sports competition is a highlight of their leadership role. House Captains announce progress house points at assemblies.
We also have a female and male captain for - Environment, Art, Music, Library and ICT.
Junior School Council
The Junior School Council is made up of students from Years Prep through to 6. Students participate in regular meetings to discuss issues and to organise and run school activities such as school discos, fundraising days/events and special assemblies. Junior School Council also provide feedback to the School Leadership Team on a variety of areas.