Students - Leadership


Student Leadership


Keilor Primary School values the contribution that student leaders make to our school and local community. Student leadership is fostered early on at Keilor Primary School with our Buddy Program, which allows our students to learn from one another and act as role models. Students take part in activities with their ‘Buddy Grade’, developing leadership skills and fostering a mindset that we are all leaders.

Student leadership also takes the form of the Junior School Council, which encourages students from Grades 3 – 6 to take a more active approach to leadership. This includes organising whole school fundraising events and identifying ways to improve our school.

The most recent leadership roles that have been developed are our eSmart Leaders, who are responsible for making students aware of Cyber Safety and how to conduct themselves online.

Our most senior leaders are selected from our Grade 6 students, who have the opportunity to apply for a variety of important leadership positions within the school, including – School Captains, Vice School Captains and House Captains as well as Art and Sport Captains. Students write an application letter and are invited to take part in an interview with the Grade 5/6 teachers. Our captains have many important responsibilities such as running assemblies, reporting sporting results and achievements at assemblies, making newsletter contributions, assisting in whole school events such as the annual Junior School Concert and Art Show, assisting with Kinder-Prep Transition, just to name a few.  

Many factors are considered when selecting our school leaders, such as enthusiasm, dedication, resilience and an ability to work cooperatively with others.

Students also have opportunities to attend community events such as representing our school at ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day commemoration ceremonies and attending leadership development days with student leaders from other schools.