Year 6 Leadership
Leadership is encouraged and developed in all aspects of classroom life. Student leadership plays a part in helping children understand themselves, grow as learners and develop as leaders. At Maria Regina we want children to have the experience and to understand that every child is a leader and that leadership is a responsibility we all share. All students, be they in Kindergarten or Year 6, have an important and public role to play in contributing to the school community. When students are trusted with responsibilities their confidence, independence and responsibility are enhanced and heightened.
The Year 6 students are all part of a school leadership team for their final year of primary school. Throughout the year the teams work with teacher mentors to create, plan and implement new initiatives to make a difference in their school.
Year 6 leadership teams include:
- ICLT leaders
- Environment Leaders
- Wellbeing Leaders
- Library Leaders
- Sports captains
- School captains
Each team is allocated a ‘teacher mentor’, who helps to guide and implement decisions and initiatives created by the team. Leadership is demonstrated through the following ways;
- Leading whole school initiatives e.g. Well-Being Week, Environment Week, Book Week,
- Student Voice- acting as advocates for other students
- Leading whole school assemblies
- Communicating ideas to the student body
- Representing the school at Diocesan and wider community events
- Assisting in school decisions making processes
- Promoting Maria Regina during school Open Days
The process begins in Year 5, whilst the students are learning about the qualities of a leader and leadership styles. During the Leadership Program, the Year 5 students reflect on their personal qualities and what would make them an effective leader before applying for their preferred teams.
The leadership teams are a valued part of Maria Regina’s school community and allow for students to experience a distributed leadership model. All year six students are included in leadership teams and experience many opportunities to grow in confidence and self-assurance.