Programs - Student Leadership
School Captains and Vice-School Captains
School Captain and Vice-Captain positions are well sought after at Aberfeldie Primary School. All students in Grade Six have the opportunity to run for these positions in the first term of each new school year.
A boy and girl School Captain and a boy and girl Vice School Captain are elected. Successful candidates are presented their captain’s badges at a school assembly.
The role of School & Vice Captains consists of: Representing the School, Being good role models, Making speeches when necessary, Taking a leadership role on the Junior School Council, Helping to organise special/activity days at school and working with the Principal and the Assistant Principal on various tasks. The roles of School and Vice Captains help students gain experience for being future leaders in society.
The House Captains (Grade 6s) and Vice- House Captains (Grade 5s) are elected by house members in grades 3-6. There are four houses: Fawkner, Batman, Cook, & Flinders. The captains take a major leadership role in whole school sporting events where they help organise competitors and lead house cheer squads.
Another important duty is taking turns to lead whole school assemblies. House captains are also often called upon to help keep the gym storeroom organised.
Junior School Council
Junior School Council representatives are elected in grades 1 – 6 by their class mates. They meet regularly to give feedback from their classroom on issues and suggestions for school improvements.
Students in Grades 3-6 were invited to apply for the leadership position of the eLearning Captains. The Captains work together to promote cyber safety within our school and share their technology knowledge and skills with students and teachers. Check out news from our eLearning Captains on the School News page on the website.