RUNNING for School Captain is a right of passage for year five students across the country.
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St Brigid’s Raymond Terrace is no exception, however they do things a little differently.
They announce the 20 School Captains who are referred as the Parliamentary Leaders at the annual End of Year Prize-giving Liturgy.
After each candidate is given the opportunity to nominate themselves by completing a parliamentary portfolio.
This requires them to outline why they believe they would be a suitable candidate.
This information, along with their school record of behaviour and attitude towards their learning will be used by the staff and the Principal to determine the candidates for election.
Successful candidates prepare a short speech to deliver to the voting students from Years 2-5 and teachers.
Students elected into these positions are expected to be model school citizens upholding the school rules at all times, whether at school, or participating in excursions, or cultural or sporting events.
Leaders must be responsible, reliable students who demonstrate initiative and lead by example at all times.
The St Brigid’s Principal, Mr David Palmer told News Of The Area, “These boys and girls followed a leadership programme concluding with a leadership speech to the students.”
“They spoke about leadership being an example to the rest of the school on a daily basis, wearing the uniform with pride and being respectful to everyone.”
“I feel very confident that these boys and girls will lead the student body well during 2019,” said Mr Palmer
The 2019 Parliamentary Leaders for St Brigid’s Raymond Terrace are:
By Kelly MAY