The Senior Leadership Program is offered to all Year 6 students at Highfields State School. The purpose of the Senior Leadership Program is to:
- Provide an aspirational opportunity for Year 6 students to contribute to the school.
- Facilitate positive behaviour in the upper grades.
- Meet the diverse interests of Year 6 students.
- Allow senior students to set an example for younger students to follow the three school expectations: Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner.
- Enhance student well-being and build positive relationships.
Senior Leader Positions
The positions available are as follows:
- 4 School Captains
- 12 House Captains (4 per House)
- 4 Music Captains
- 80+ Senior Leaders (any student who is not a Captain)
Attaining a position of a Captain involves self-nomination, short-listing, and if successful, delivering a speech. Peer voting then determines the successful applicants.
Senior Leaders are offered a variety of ways to contribute to the culture of the school. Examples include helping with Prep and younger students, assisting in the library or computer labs and working on projects with staff and community. It is not compulsory for a Year 6 student to take on a Senior Leader role, however we encourage all students to set themselves an achievable goal at some stage during the year. No speech or voting is undertaken for the allocation of Senior Leaders.
Recognition of Achievement
At the end of each term, and at graduation, Year 6 students are recognised for their leadership achievements through the awarding of either Bronze, Silver, Gold or Diamond Awards.