At Prouille we pride ourselves on the programs we imbed into our learning and teaching and playground programs that help to develop and refine our students leadership skills from Kindergarten to Year 6.
School Leadership Team
Prouille Catholic School acknowledges all the different and unique strengths and qualities that make our students individuals. As such we offer a variety of leadership positions with the purpose of developing good and consistent leadership skills. Being a part of this team benefits students in a number of ways including:
- Become more engaged in the learning process
- Be better able to assist teachers create a community in the classroom
- Be more willing to mentor their fellow students
- Be better disciplined
- Achieve higher academic achievement
- Improve their own leadership skills
Being an SRC member
Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 are voted onto Prouille’s Student representative Council, this gives all students the opportunity to develop team building skills which, is one of the most essential skills that students learn, by being a part of the student council. This allows students to establish goals, delegate responsibility and give directions to their peers on executing tasks successfully. Students will also learn the skill of interactive and effective communication and become good listeners. They will learn to be flexible and obtain the skills to mentor groups of students to perform to their optimum capacity. This will offer them an important learning and practical experience for their future.
The benefits of a buddy system are twofold – the older children learn to take on responsibility, while the younger children know that they have a fellow student they can confidently turn to for support.
Buddy systems help to promote friendship and support between older and younger peers through regular collaboration between their classes, creating a sense of whole-school community. They also create friendships that enable both older and younger buddies to bond more closely with their school, increasing the likelihood of more positive school behaviour for all students.
Year 6 Camp
The Year 6 students attend an overnight camp to help them develop skills that will allow them to lead the school in a positive informed way. During the camp students are encouraged to work together and support each other even when they are asked to participate in unfamiliar challenges. Students are asked to reflect upon what they learnt about leadership, the importance of team work and listening at the end of each activity.