Primary School Leadership
Whilst leadership opportunities can often occur during normal classroom learning at all year levels, at Alphington Grammar School we believe in providing additional leadership opportunities for our Year 6 students. The goal is to assist our oldest Primary students to build confidence, develop a cohesive cohort and learn about leadership and all it entails.
Toward the end of Year 5 all students have the opportunity to apply for a position of leadership for the following year. After submitting an application, each student who applies is asked to present a brief speech to their peers about why they want the role, and what they will aim to achieve. Voting for each position is a combination of teacher input and student votes. This process ensures that even those students who are not successful in their application, have gained some enormous learning from the experience.
There is a boy and girl captain elected for each of the following position;
- School Captain
- Aristotle House Captain
- Byron House Captain
- Pericles House Captain
- Socrates House Captain
In 2015 there will also be a Student Representative Council, allowing for greater leadership potential within the Primary School.
Elsewhere within the Primary School there are leadership opportunities across all year levels as classroom monitors and within the various activities that happen each year.