student leadership

Our school offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

Student Leadership is an important part of life at Lakes Entrance Primary School.  During Term Four Year 5 students have the opportunity to apply for Student Leadership positions for the following year.  They complete a formal written application and are interviewed by current student leaders and the Principal.  Once this process is completed background checks are done based on the potential leader’s day to day history as outstanding students.  At the final Civics and Citizenship meeting for the year there is a “handover” ceremony whereby the current leaders announce their successor and wish them well.

There are currently 16 student leaders including House Captains, School Captains, Junior School Council Executive, Student Co-ordinators and Koori Leader.  All students travel to Melbourne early each year for an overnight adventure to attend the Halogen Young Leaders Convention.  At this Convention they join other student leaders from across Victoria to hear amazing life stories and inspirational messages from a series of key note speakers.  Among the mantras taken from this year’s conference were “the little things can make a big difference” and “if you walk beside bad behaviour you feed it.”

Over past years Student Leaders have travelled to the Snowy River Campus of the Year 9 Leadership School to be part of their presentations of their community project.
LEPS Student Leaders represent our school as ambassadors at local community events such as the Anzac Ceremony and set a great example as students every day.
We are very proud of our student leaders and the positive impact they have across our school community.


Whole School Buddies Program

A ‘Buddy System’ has been successfully developed throughout the school. It involves students being matched with another child from a different grade level eg. Grade 6 students buddy with preps.
Special ‘buddy’ activities run throughout the year, e.g. Art, Sport with their buddy grades.
This gives the younger children a sense of belonging and a contact point if they have a problem in the yard.