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Student Leadership

Developing leadership capacity and potential in our students is viewed as important and underpins aspects of school programmes. Giving children opportunities to take responsibility and to lead others not only prepares them to play a role in the community but serves to develop positive attitudes and understandings.

Student Leaders

The student leaders’ programme has been operating at Bunbury Primary School for a number of years. Student leaders are elected by staff and the students (from Years 4 and 5) at the end of each school year.

On a weekly basis, the Student Leaders meet with a designated staff member to discuss issues and make suggestions for improvements.

Student Leaders are instrumental in encouraging students and staff to participate in fund-raising events for such programmes as World Vision Child Sponsorship, Jump Rope for Heart, Bunbury's Got Talent, Jeans for Genes, and Red Nose Day. Other responsibilities include setting up for school assemblies, hosting Music assemblies, school Values Programme, providing student perspectives on issues to the school administration and assisting staff and students across all year levels.

Faction Captains

Captains are elected for each of the school’s four factions (Lions, Panthers, Dragons and Eagles) by the children and staff in those factions. The Captains play a role in helping the organising teacher manage the faction and in the selection of teams. They also play a role across the school in organising and arranging student sporting activities.

Library Monitors

Children in years 6 are invited to apply for the position of Library Monitor (there are 10 positions) each year. One of the deputy principals and the library staff short-list, interview and select the monitors for the year. The monitors have set duties and responsibilities and are given training in how to perform these duties. Library Monitors are rostered on to the library during lunch breaks to help other children and to maintain the library area and resources.

Book Club Assistants

Students are appointed to assist the Bookclub Organiser to collect and distribute order forms and payment. They also provide assistance with various other duties associated with Bookclub.