As part of our Year 6 Leadership Program each Year 6 student will hold one of the following leadership positions:
School Vice Captains
Junior School Council
Every Thursday afternoon the Year 6 students will have the opportunity to plan and run mini lessons for the Year 1/2 students. The lessons taught are Science, Music, Art, Computers and Environment.
Members of the Junior School Council visit classrooms to present ideas and receive feedback and suggestions from all students. These ideas may then be presented to School Council for consideration. Senior students are encouraged to develop responsibility and confidence by participating in a public speaking program. They also have opportunity to take part in a formal leadership development program.
Grade 5/Preps Buddies Program
The Buddies program at Tecoma Primary pairs a Grade 5 student with a Prep student. Every Thursday afternoon, during the school’s leadership time the buddies get together for activities. These are sometimes focussed on our school values and our BounceBack program. Other times they are related to our integrated topics which sees them exploring a range of areas from transport to space exploration. The Grade 5 buddies love helping their Prep buddies to feel safe at school and really enjoy sharing their enthusiasm for learning, as well as having lunch together a couple of times a week during first term. These friendships carry over when the Preps progress to Grade 1 and the Grade 5’s to Grade 6. Past students have also commented about being welcomed by their buddies on their first day of high school, they really are special friendships.
Junior School Council
2015 brings such a wonderful, enthusiastic group of students to the Junior School Council. Our students are full of amazing ideas, always keen to begin fundraising for worthwhile causes.
Our Junior School Council members are also Tecoma Primary School’s Kids Matter Action Group. This additional role encourages students to greet school visitors, act as the voice for the Junior levels, and to adopt an active role in the design of our Kids Matter school.
Our Action team have created and designed amazing posters displayed around the school….’Turn your frown upside down’……..’Every face has a place’…..their ideas are inspiring!
Our Junior School Council have been very active this year fundraising for the ‘You are My Sunshine’ (YAMS) Foundation in Term One, raising much needed funds for the Nepalese Earthquake Appeal in Term Two and encouraging the development of positive friendships on National Buddy Day.