At Cockle Bay School, students have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills in areas of their own interests and strengths, which builds their autonomy and confidence. We use our strategic plan, the 4Cs, and our Learner Profile to drive these leadership opportunities.
Much of our Learner Profile is relevant to building student leadership opportunities. For example:
- service for common good
- valuing difference
- caring for the environment; sustainability
Critical and Creative Thinker
- defining problems; finding creative solutions
- making connections
- inquiring; being curious
- leading at multilevel
- positively contributing
- honesty and integrity
Teachers and teams provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate leadership, e.g. when they are leading assembly, being monitors for class duties, school messengers, open mornings etc.
Whole School Leadership
Cockle Bay School builds leadership in Sport, The Arts, Culture/Heritage, Health and Safety, Enviro or in community and passion projects. We offer clubs and activities, which often provide leadership opportunities, both as service to others and by harnessing their combined strengths towards achieving an agreed goal.
Students in Years 3-6 can be selected to be class councillors, and these children attend regular meetings as well as contributing to the life of the school community. Our eco-warriors are volunteers from throughout the school, who work together to further our school’s sustainability actions.
Students as coaches is a new initiative being developed at present. This is built from student ideas and gives them the opportunity to contribute to initiatives that they identify and champion.
By Year 6 there are a wide range of prestigious leadership roles, which students apply for and lead for the year. These include: ambassadors, translators, office monitors, road patrol, librarians, and technology leaders. A leadership cup at Year 6 Graduation recognises outstanding leadership from the Year 6 group.