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Balgowlah Heights Public School

Balgowlah Heights Public School

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Student leadership

School leaders

The school’s Student Leadership Program is aimed at providing extensive opportunities for all Year 6 students to develop skills of cooperation and teamwork to enhance personal confidence, promote high self-esteem and develop a sense of pride in oneself and the school. In Year 6, 12 School Leaders are elected by their peers and perform duties such as:

  • conducting assemblies
  • organising Student Representative Council (SRC) meetings
  • welcoming and thanking visitors
  • assisting staff performing school duties e.g. supervision of canteen lines and lost property
  • assisting staff and executive with special days and ceremonies.

Class patrons

Another opportunity for student leadership for Year 6 students, who are not School Leaders, is the role of Class Patron. Class Patrons are chosen through an application process and are allocated classes from Years K to 2 as helpers for the year. Class Patrons also play an active role in SRC meetings by assisting their class representatives during the meeting.

House captains

House Captains are elected by the Sporting Houses in the school. There are two House Captains and two House Vice Captains per house and they perform duties on special sporting days and carnivals. House Captains also organise sporting equipment, lunchtime activities and games.


Students in Year 6 are given the opportunity to fill a variety of alternate and inclusive leadership roles with the school. These roles include Performing Arts Leaders, Library Monitors, Flag Monitors, Sound Monitors and Sustainability Monitors. As a Monitor students are given the opportunity to develop the skills, values and attitudes needed for effective student leadership, to learn new skills, to work with others and to contribute to their school in a meaningful way.

Student representative council

The SRC is run by the 12 school leaders and provides a forum where students K to 6 can have a voice in the organisation and running of the school. Three leaders are in charge of each of the SRC committees:

  • Community Care and Charity
  • Grounds and Environment
  • Sport, Health and Safety
  • Culture, Leisure and Technology

Every class in the school is represented by two SRC members who are elected from their class. The members attend meetings in the hall where they discuss and vote on suggestions made from the school student body.

Each year the school supports a selected number of charities and holds various fundraising activities.