Training students to be responsible and ethical leaders is something we work on with our children as soon as they begin life at Lilydale West Primary School. Through Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), we teach them to lead and help others to make positive social choices and to assist others by being a team player. As children get older we encourage them to take up responsibility within our school community by completing tasks that assist in the smooth day to day running of the school. Through Junior School Council, students can focus on being part of an organised team that assist charities by raising funds through the coordination of special events. Junior School Council reports directly to School Council at their monthly meetings.
In Grade 6, our Junior Leaders are designated specific Captains roles they fill for the year, including School Captains, Vice Captains, PBS Captains, Sustainability Captains, Arts Captains, Sports Captains and ICT Captains. The leadership skills of the School and Vice Captains are further advanced by attending the GRIP Leadership workshop in Melbourne each year. The public speaking opportunities available through several events and our weekly student led assemblies offer a great opportunity to develop this useful life skill.