On Monday, leaders from the Year 5/6 Leadership Groups were presented with their badges at assembly. There are four leadership groups: the Environment; Community; Sports & Innovation.
Students in each group work together on projects aimed at helping the school and local community. These projects begin as ideas and plans, and before they can go ahead are presented to the whole school SRC. The SRC student body asks questions, and either gives approval or tells the Year 5/6 students that their project can’t go ahead as it is. At the moment most groups are preparing for the fete, while also continuing to work on ongoing projects.
Responsible for caring for the school’s environment by organising the organic waste collection and care of the chickens, productive garden and worm farm. The group is currently preparing to train up the Year 4s on how to dispose of organic waste, as well as prepare many cuttings and seedlings for sale at the fete.
Responsible for a wide range of activities aimed at strengthening a sense of community, and what it means to be a healthy and happy St Kilda Primary School student. Activities developed include House Spirit day, lunchtime activities and helping prepare of Literacy and Numeracy week.
Responsible for providing the opportunity for students to experience as much sport as possible while at school, and help them to develop their skills. They also prepare for sports days, and run regular weekly sports clinics for students of all ages. They are preparing a stall for the fete that will sell second-hand sporting goods.
Responsible for developing innovative responses as a way of improving the school. They have been analysing problems such as the amount of taps around the school that aren’t actually drinking taps, and investigating what kinds of drinking taps could be installed that wouldn’t waste water. The group is also very creative, using coding and computing to help develop good design solutions in response to identifying areas that can be improved by change.