A key feature of Northgate State School School’s success is the active involvement of students within the school. At Northgate State School our students have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and to represent their peers.
Student leadership is promoted through a range of opportunities. All students are encouraged to participate in the 'Senior Leaders Accreditation' program in their second last year of schooling to develop an understanding of the skills and expectations of leadership roles. Formal roles include the following positions: school captains, house captains, arts captains, technology team, library monitors, student council representatives and extra-curricular student activities.
Leadership roles are fostered in some of the following ways:
senior leadership roles
shared assembly leadership and participation
a strong Buddy Program between senior and junior classes
sport and house leaders
senior students taking leadership roles in school events - for example, Under 8’s Day, sports days, school tours, ANZAC Day comperes, technology support, movie presentations, and photographers.
Students are eligible to be selected as school, house, arts, library, environment and technology captains, in their final year of primary school.
Class representatives are selected by their class groups in years 3-6, and come together to form the student council. It is intended that each student provides a voice for the individuals in that class, as well as contributes to a whole school forum. This may involve raising helpful suggestions and concerns as agenda items or providing an opinion/feedback on items being discussed at the meeting. School captains each support an early years class, from prep to year 2, so that all of our students have involvement. Planning for special days, including Harmony Day, Bullying – No Way Day, and Day for Daniel are highlights on our school calendar.