Student leadership takes on many forms at Upper Plenty Primary School. Some of these are immediately recognizable and others are more subtle. For us, leadership takes place on multiple levels and capacities. Leadership is not about someone’s title as much as it is about the capacity to influence “positive change.”
Student leadership at Upper Plenty includes participation in:
Whole and small group classroom activities involving leadership roles
Classroom monitor/expert programs
Participation in the Junior School Council
School Captain Program
Participation in the Victorian Annual Student Leadership Conference
Cluster based student leadership workshops
Volunteer initiatives – working in the school community on student generated projects eg: garden club
Leaders at Upper Plenty Primary School are individuals who are committed to realising a vision that enhances the communities they are a part of. Their ability to influence change is connected to a sincere desire to improve the lives of those around them in meaningful ways. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity and competency of student leaders at Upper Plenty Primary School through the provision of leadership experiences, the appreciation of different leadership styles and the modeling of excellent leadership practices.
At Upper Plenty we view student leadership training and development as a life-long process. By providing student leaders with the tips, tricks and tools they need to accomplish their goals, we aim to build stronger, more capable leaders with the capacity to grow into positive change agents who can contribute to making a better world.