The 2022 Year 6 Student Leaders are an important group in our school. They are the leaders of Mary Immaculate Primary School and are role models for others to aspire to and follow.
Every student in Year 6 is considered a leader, with or without a badge as they will be taking on many roles of leadership such as Peer Support Leaders and buddies for our Kindergarten students. Because of this, every student in Year 5 reflected on their leadership qualities and presented a speech about them to their peers.
When students are deciding on the 2022 student leaders, instead of each student voting for a single individual, students will be evaluating each candidate based on a set criteria. The criteria will include the student’s display of Catholic values, leadership qualities and presentation skills. This evaluation from our students is then used to decide who our 2022 student leaders are.
Below are some student reflections on the process so far:
The evaluating of the Year 6 2022 leaders has been going well. It has been an extremely fair process from presenting our speeches to voting for the new leaders. It has been nerve racking yet also an exciting experience for all the students of Year 5. We all hope to eventually become a leader of this school.
Year 5 has been getting ready to become the 2022 school leaders! First we filled out a form which tells us what we would like to nominate for and let others know about our hobbies, activities during school hours and explain why we would like to become a leader.
We presented a speech to the whole grade then we evaluated everyone’s speech which is similar to assessing. We evaluated their Catholic values, strong leadership qualities and presentation skills. Overall, this experience was so much fun! It was also very fair, especially with voting. Now the last part is seeing who will become our leaders.
In the last few weeks, we have had a strong focus on our leadership for 2022 here at MIPS. We have had plenty of practice and encouragement from the Year 5 teachers and it has been a good experience. Every year 5 student had a chance to talk and we got to evaluate everyone. We had to decide:
Do they show Catholic values?
Do they demonstrate strong leadership qualities?
Do they have well developed presentation skills?
It was a very good experience for everyone to build confidence in public speaking. The school has a very good voting strategy and it was enjoyable to watch everyone present their speech.
Year 5 Team