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									             ST FRANCIS De SALES STUDENT LEADERSHIP POLICY




Go courageously to do whatever you are called to do.
                                                            St Francis de Sales
Rationale:
At St Francis de Sales we aim for the children to understand that we have all
been gifted by God and we all have the potential to contribute to the well being
of our country and make a difference in our world.

We are committed to our students learning from our proud Catholic tradition as
we live out the motto of ‘Friendship and Service’ with Jesus the Christ as our
model.

All students will be provided with opportunities to develop leadership abilities
through a range of service-oriented and presentation modes. We offer students
the chance to explore their potential for personal growth and leadership through
working with others, developing teamwork, exploring their interaction and
influence within the school and parish community and commitment to valuing and
improving the school environment.



Key Principles:
      All students have the potential to develop and demonstrate leadership
      skills over time.
      Leadership is developed through learning, guidance, role models and
      opportunity.
      Leadership skills, knowledge, attitudes and values can be encouraged and
      developed through a wide range of school programs and activities.
      The school’s student leadership program will be more valued and
      sustainable with support from students, parents, teachers, the school and
      the local community.
      Leadership opportunities should provide for and encourage equal
      participation by boys and girls.
      Student leadership opportunities and roles need to be perceived as
      valuable by the students and the school
                                  Student leadership framework for primary schools




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       Leadership Opportunities at St Francis de Sales



Age appropriate opportunities are made available for all students to
undertake responsibility and develop leadership skills. These are within
the classroom, wider school, parish and community settings.




Student Council
This comprises of elected representatives from Years 1-6. Kindergarten
children are chosen each term by Kindergarten teachers.
       The council is able explore ways of raising issues within the school
       environment and assist staff in raising awareness and celebrating
       Days of Significance.
       The council also actively supports social justice issues and works
       within the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney by raising both
       awareness and funds that benefit others
       Student members of council will liaise with parents to be actively
       involved in the Safe Traffic Management Plan and arranging
       celebration of World Teachers’ Day.




 Senior Leaders
 All final year students are Senior Leaders. They volunteer to work in a
 nominated area, assisted by a staff member. They undertake and lead
 action in an area of school life or interest in teams.

        Liturgy Team
        Environment Team
        Pastoral Care Team
        Hospitality
        Media and Sound
        Sports



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   Leadership Team
   This team is elected from Year 6 by the staff and students of Stage 3.
   The position of leadership team member is one of self
   nomination and is available to all students in Year 6. Students will be
   asked to nominate for the position in Term 4 of the year they are in
   Year 5. The leadership team consists of elected members from
          Liturgy Team
          Environment Team
          Pastoral Care Team
          Hospitality
          Media and Sound
          Sports
          SRC (2)




    Performing Art Leaders
    These leaders are elected by students in the Performing Arts
    Groups and teachers. (only available to students involved in
    Performing Arts program.)




SENIOR LEADERS

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The aim of the Senior Leaders program is to provide opportunities to develop
leadership skill in a variety of situations. Students will be offered responsibility in
their chosen areas of interest and will be expected to take action to support and
promote the school and its community. A teacher of support staff will be a
mentor of a group. Regular meetings will be held in order to support and action
ideas.

Responsibilities of Designated Groups

RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAMS 2009


Hospitality
  • Organise and hold weekly Leadership meetings. Mentor class
      representatives in their roles.
  • Provide school tours to visitors and new students.
  • Welcome/ Introduce and thank guests at our school.
  • Promptly ring the school bell at appropriate times.
  • Organise school noticeboard.
  • Responsible for the ‘Friendship’ Award.
  • Notify the office staff of award winner by the end of Thursday lunchtime.
  • Prepare articles for weekly newsletter, and give to the office by end of
      Thursday lunchtime.




ENVIRONMENT
  • Organise and hold weekly Leadership meetings. Mentor class
     representatives in their roles.
  • Collect recycling from each classroom.
  • Assist with the upkeep of school grounds.
  • Be actively involved in any significant environmental days.
  • Create environmental class award.
  • Responsible for the ‘Environment’ Award.
  • Notify the office staff of award winner by the end of Thursday lunchtime.
  • Prepare articles for weekly newsletter, and give to the office by end of
     Thursday lunchtime.




LITURGY

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   •   Organise and hold weekly Leadership meetings. Mentor class
       representatives in their roles.
   •   Set up Chapel for Masses and Liturgies.
   •   Be available to Altar Serve.
   •   Update and organise Sacred Space crates.
   •   Present to classes.
   •   Sacred Spaces in public areas.
   •   Responsible for the ‘Liturgy’ Award.
   •   Notify the office staff of award winner by the end of Thursday lunchtime.
   •   Prepare articles for weekly newsletter, and give to the office by end of
       Thursday lunchtime.


MEDIA
  • Organise and hold weekly Leadership meetings. Mentor class
     representatives in their roles.
  • Setup sound system/ projector for assemblies and whole school Masses.
  • Take photos at whole school events.
  • Make up special awards – all types.
  • Archive photos under appropriate folders on the intranet.
  • Responsible for the ‘Student of the Week’ Award.
  • Notify the office staff of award winner by the end of Thursday lunchtime.
  • Prepare articles for weekly newsletter, and give to the office by end of
     Thursday lunchtime.


PASTORAL CARE
  • Organise and hold weekly Leadership meetings. Mentor class
    representatives in their roles.
  • Implement the Peer Support program including Anti – bullying and positive
    relationships.
  • Participate in Mini Vinnies.
  • Organise competitions and fund raising.
  • Responsible for the ‘Uniform’ Award.
  • Notify the office staff of award winner by the end of Thursday lunchtime.
  • Prepare articles for weekly newsletter, and give to the office by end of
    Thursday lunchtime.




SPORT

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  •   Organise and hold weekly Leadership meetings. Mentor class
      representatives in their roles.
  •   Supports inter school events by cheering and encouraging team
      representatives.
  •   Assist with the setting up of sports carnivals.
  •   Keep sports equipment room tidy and balls.
  •   Set up sports equipment for infant’s playground.
  •   Responsible for the ‘Good Sports’ Award.
  •   Notify the office staff of award winner by the end of Thursday lunchtime.
  •   Prepare articles for weekly newsletter, and give to the office by end of
      Thursday lunchtime.




Guidelines for the Election of Student Leadership Team
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1. The Student Leadership Team positions for St Francis de Sales School will be
determined in Term 4 of each year, with the new leaders taking up positions at
the commencement of the new school year. Students who will be in Year 6 the
following year are eligible for nomination. A student may hold only one elected
position.

2. All elections are based on secret ballot and allocating preferences.

3. Students wishing to nominate for a position must complete and hand in to the
class teacher an Application for Nomination for Elected Student Leadership. The
closing date for nominations is final. The class teacher will sign and date the
application as a record of receipt.

4. When the election has been held, the outcomes from student voting will be
considered alongside the teacher vote.

5. All successful candidates will be asked to read and sign a leadership contract.
Announcements will be made to the School Community in the final week of
school.

16. Students will receive their badges and be inducted into their positions at a
special Liturgy in February of the following year.


Considerations for Students Nominating for These Positions
Elected leadership positions require students to undertake specific roles in
relation to the position. Students aspiring to these positions need to be aware
that the school community will often be involved in events at which they are
presenting or leading.
It is important then that, these positions be filled by students who are committed
to sustaining their efforts in the following areas:
        Living the school motto ‘Friendship and Service’
        Abiding by school rules
        Endorsing rules and reminding others of inappropriate behaviour and
        preferred options
        Having a positive attitude to school work and a commitment to best effort
        Wearing the designated school uniform on a daily basis
        Willingness to assist and lead others in school projects or initiatives
        Supporting teachers with activities
        Demonstrating initiative in situations in the playground and school
        improvement
        Relating well with peers and other members of the school community
        Being active within the school community
        Presenting with confidence to a variety of audiences


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On this page, students are required to gain the signature of several different adults
(other than the class teacher) who can support their application by endorsing qualities
they have seen the student demonstrate. These adults may be school staff, family,
parish members, pastors and other adults with whom the student regularly interacts.

The same adult may sign for more than one attribute. The adult needs to sign their name
and record their relationship to the student below the signature.
Students are required to list in points 10 and 11, the school and community activities or
groups in which they have participated during the last two years.

Student Validation Sheet
1. Demonstrates behaviour in accordance with our motto ‘Friendship and
Service’
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: ____________

2. Actively participates in the liturgical life of the school
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: ____________

3. Demonstrates commitment and reliability
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: ____________

4. Demonstrates enthusiasm and initiative in problem solving
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: ____________

5. Strives to produce best efforts in class work
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: ____________

6. Willingness to undertake responsibility
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: ____________

7. Relates well to fellow students and staff
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: _____________

8. Works well in a team
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: _____________

9. Wears the designated school uniform on a daily basis
Signature: ___________________ Relationship to student: ____________

10. Involvement in school activities (Please list.)


11. Involvement in community activities (Please list.)


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TEACHER/ OTHER STAFF RATING FORM TO BE USED FOR CANDIDATES FOR
LEADERSHIP

1. Demonstrates behaviour in accordance with our motto ‘Friendship and
Service’
2. Actively participates in the liturgical life of the school
3. Demonstrates commitment and reliability
4. Demonstrates enthusiasm and initiative in problem solving
5. Strives to produce best efforts in class work
6. Willingness to undertake responsibility
7. Relates well to fellow students and staff
8. Works well in a team
9. Wears the designated school uniform on a daily basis
10. Involvement in school activities
11. Involvement in community activities



  Behaviour-      Liturgical Commitment       Enthusiasm    Efforts in    Responsibility
  friendship      Life       and                            Class
  &Service                   Reliability
1 Adequate        Adequate Adequate           Adequate      Adequate      Adequate
2 Good            Good       Good             Good          Good          Good
3 Excellent       Excellent Excellent         Excellent     Excellent     Excellent
  Relationships   Team       School           Involvement   Involvement   TOTAL
                  member     Uniform          in school     in
                                              activities    community
                                                            activities
1 Adequate      Adequate      Adequate        Adequate      Adequate
2 Good          Good          Good            Good          Good
3 Excellent     Excellent     Excellent       Excellent     Excellent
Additional Comments:




Name: ___________________________________Signed_______________________




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                      School Leader 2009

Go courageously to do whatever
you are called to do.
If you have any fears, say to your soul:
“The Lord will provide for us.”
If your weakness troubles you,
cast yourselves on God, and trust in him.
The apostles were mostly unlearned fishermen,
but God gave them learning enough.
Trust in him, depend on his providence;
fear nothing.

St Francis de Sales




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