All students in Year Six are considered to be leaders in our school. They demonstrate this leadership in the way they conduct themselves, their assistance in the operations of the school (leading school Assemblies, raising the flags each day and assisting other teaching staff). Our Year Six students are offered specific Student Leadership roles at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, as Head Boy, Head Girl, Faction Captains and Social Justice Leaders.
Our student leaders provide a role model to younger students and provide a student voice in decision making. At the end of Year Five, students nominate themselves to be considered for a leadership role for the following year. Each student presents a speech to the Principal, Assistant Principal, Classroom teachers as well as students in Years 3 to 6. Students in Years 3 to 5, as well as all staff vote for their choice of student leaders. The Principal then meets with students who have nominated themselves for a leadership position and in consultation with staff decide upon the student leaders for the following year.
The roles of student leaders are:
Head Boy and Head Girl
This role involves representing the school at official events, welcoming visitors to our school, mentoring younger students and fellow leaders as well as organising and supporting school events. They are the ultimate role models for other students.
Arrabella Lawrance and Kobi Walton
for Richardson, More, Sorahan or MacKillop:
The Faction captains promote sport events and other physical activities within the school, encourage and motivate both individuals and teams during sporting events and assist the Physical Education Teacher and school staff in sports-related matters. They exercise responsibility when representing the school in sporting teams across the district or at regional and state levels. They consistently must demonstrate good sportsmanship, fairness and encourage others, particularly younger students in their participation of sports. They always try their hardest, encourages others to do the same and praises the achievements of others regardless of team alliance.
Neve Lentjes (Sorahan), Blossom Kiernan (More), Hamish Walsh (Richardson), and Ben Broadhurst (MacKillop)
Social Justice Leaders
These two students recognise the importance of equality and fairness in our school, in our own community as well as in other countries. They build up our knowledge of how we can help empower communities with hope and help those in need to shape a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Their role involves not only raising money for those in need, but to promote awareness of others. They consistently uphold the four values of the school – Compassion, Service, Respect and Generosity and encourage other students to also demonstrate these.
Bella Fairbrass and Lisa Botha
St Thomas More, Margaret River
To know and to love Jesus, to seek wisdom and to develop respect for the rights and dignity of all