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Student leadership

Jindalee SS promotes the notion that all students, particularly Year 6 students, are student leaders as their actions and responsible choices model and influence others. We aim to facilitate and embed leadership skills into everyday life at our school with the understanding that being a leader is taking responsibility for making a positive difference in our school and in other people’s lives. Leaders earn the respect of others through their actions.

Student Leaders

Ten school leaders are selected before the end of a school year via a rigorous selection process, for the following school year. All Year 5 students have the opportunity to nominate to be a Student Leader during this process, so the team is selected ready to start their Year 6 year as seniors. This student leadership team consists of two School Captains and a team of eight school leaders comprising two Special Events Leaders, two Music Leaders, two Community Relations Leaders and two Sport Leaders.  Student Leaders work as part of a team to determine and achieve collective goals as well as taking on the responsibility to carry out a community service project through to successful completion.

​Student Leaders display the following qualities:
1. Demonstrates high standard of behaviour
​2. Demonstrates sound application to learning
​3. Possesses leadership and organisational ability
​4. Demonstrates commitment to our School and our Three Expectations of “Be Safe, Be Respectful Be a Learner”.
​5. Is an active member of school community through regular attendance at school
​6. Has regular attendance and commitment to school events in and out of school
 

The Responsibilities of the School Leaders are to:
​1. Provide leadership of the student body
​2. Represent the school at official functions including public speaking when necessary
​3. Assist in the organisation and management of student activities, school events and community events.
​4. Officiate at student meetings
​5. Exemplify Jindalee SS’s Three Expectations of “Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be a Learner”.
​6. Provide a student voice in school planning and decisions
7. Conceive, plan and implement a community service project through to successful completion.​
 
House Captains

At the beginning of each school year, eight Year 6 students are elected to represent their sports house. This team consists of two House Captains per sporting House of Cuthbert, Hogan, Elliott and Gould. House Captains help build positive team spirit and promote sportsmanship and participation in sports across our school. These leaders assist with assisting the organisation of sports days, evens and practice sessions, setting up equipment and with encouraging and motivating House members.

​House Captains display the following qualities:
​1. Demonstrates high standard of behaviour
​2. Has shown a commitment to school sporting events through participation and team spirit
​3. Possess leadership and organisational ability
​4. Demonstrates commitment to our school and Jindalee SS’s Three Expectations of “Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner”
 

​The Responsibilities of the House Captain are to:
​1. Provide leadership of the student body at school sporting events
​2. Assist in the organisation and management of sporting activities
​3. Provide a student voice in school planning and decisions around sporting activities and programs
​4. Exemplify the principles of Jindalee SS’s Three Expectations of “Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be a Learner”

Student Councillor

Jindalee State School's Student Council is a group of students who have been elected by their class to represent the views of all students, provide a student voice and to improve student life in school.

The purpose of the Student Council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership skills by organising and carrying out school activities and community service projects. They help communicate and share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.

In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body.

Each year 4, 5 and 6 class elects two Student Councillors: One for Semester 1 and one for Semester 2.  

​The responsibilities of the Student Councillor are to:
​1. Regularly attend Student Council meetings and take part in discussions
​2. Let their class know what was discussed and the outcomes of Student Council meetings 
​3. Take the views of classmates to the Student Council
​4. Be involved in projects that the Student Council runs
5. Include everyone in their decisions​






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