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Year 5/6 Student Leadership

Year 6 Leaders

At EPS, we encourage leadership amongst all students. All Year 6 students are expected to commit to the school’s student leadership charter, and to uphold and model the school values throughout the year. Every Year 6 student who has completed the student leadership conference and committed to the leadership charter will be presented as a Year 6 Leader in their final year of school. Year 6 Leaders are given the opportunity to plan, prepare and host school assemblies, to prepare newsletter items explaining the activities they have been undertaking, and to be involved as coordinators or helpers at EPS events.

School Captains (Year 6)

School captains represent the school at various times, run Student Representative Committee meetings as required, MC at special events, assist during major events such as swimming, athletics and cross country, thank special guests who come to the school, and to conduct tours of the school.

House Captains (Year 6)

House Captains hold House meetings before all major events such as swimming, athletics and cross country carnivals; assist during major events such as swimming, athletics and cross country; lead House supporters to encourage their fellow team mates; co-ordinate lunchtime sports sessions per term for different sections of the school; run the House Points and House Awards program; help the PE teacher when needed; and collect information for 300K and present sport awards at assembly.

Sport Squad Captains (Year 6 students)

Sport Squad Captains help before and during district carnivals such as swimming, athletics and cross country; encourage sport squads to perform to the best of their ability at district carnivals; prepare acceptance speeches on behalf of the school in case the captains are required to accept trophies; and prepare speeches for school assembly to present trophies to the principal.

Year 5/6 Leadership Conference

In their final years at EPS, Year 5 and 6 students participate in a school leadership conference aimed at encouraging them to reflect on their personal and public leadership skills. At the conclusion of the conference all Year 6 students acknowledge a leadership charter and are presented with a young leader’s badge.

Peer Mediators (Years 5 and 6 students)

Students in Years 5 and 6 will be offered the opportunity to be trained and act as a peer mediator at EPS. They are expected to: attend monthly meetings of peer mediators to discuss the program and their performance as mediators; display empathy towards others and support younger students when needed; resolve disputes and promote a sense of pride in the school; act as a peer mediator on a timetabled basis through the year, beginning late in term one after the training has been completed and throughout the remaining terms of the school year; model positive social play; and praise students who are demonstrating the school values by awarding them House points.

Year Five Prep Transition Leaders (Year 5 students)

Year Five Prep Transition Leaders assist kindergarten children who are attending Prep Transition at the end of the year. They meet and greet kindergarten children and parents; take small groups of children to their transition classroom; act as an assistant with one transition group for the duration of the program; and assist in the classroom by talking and playing with the children.