Last week I talked about partnerships under our AIP priority, “Confidence”, specifically “Learning Partnerships”. I will expand on that a little in regards to our school leaders. Today we officially recognise our 2013 school leaders at our badge pinning ceremony. Confidence in our school is not only built upon through the roles parents and staff play, but also our children. The roles our school leaders have taken on will help build confidence in our school. As leaders, they are the example to the rest of the children about what they should aspire to be. Through the student council the leaders can have a say in aspects of the school and its direction and activities. Allowing and encouraging the children to take on these roles builds on their confidence and their confidence in the school.
What can you do to help at home? If your child is one of our school leaders, talk to them about the various activities they do in school as leaders. Encourage them to talk up about something they may want to see in the school. Even if your child is not an official school leader, encourage them to talk to their student council reps about things they want to see happening in the school. Talk to them about the example they should set in the school and how that helps the greater community be confident in our school and feel that we are all doing a great job in our staff, parent and student partnership.