Student leadership is an important component of Darley Primary School. There are many opportunities that students can pursue whilist at Darley. As School Captains, members of Junior School Council, House Captains, Friendship Stop mentors and Better Buddies, students practice leadership and experience the challenges leadership involves.
Year 5 students nominate to be considered for School Captains at the end of Term 4 each year. They are shortlisted and have to present to their peers who then elect two female and two male captains. Early each year the captains attend a leadership conference which exposes them to ideas and strategies to take back to school. Each week they meet with one of the assistant principals to discuss school issues and to organise assemblies. They are also asked to assist during assembly and are called upon to speak at a variety of school functions. They are also invited to meet and greet visitors to our school.
School Captains 2016
Declan Jared Emily Olivia
Junior school council consiste of representatives from each of our senior school classes. They meet regularly to discuss school issues and undertake fundraising events for charities or local causes.
Students in our senior school can nominate for House Captain positions for each of our four houses.Patterson Thiele Dennis Lawson. Two male and female captains are elected by each house from Year 5 & 6 students. House Captains assist during sports days and help in collecting, collating and announcing house points.
Students in Years 4, 5 and 6 volunteer to work at our friendship stop each lunchtime. The friendship stop is an area set up for students to go to who are finding it challenging to play with others or who may need someone to play with.
VOTS (Voice of the Students)
Students are nominated by their classroom teacher t be a member of the VOTS Team. This team develops projects to enhance resilience across the school and work with our Wellbeing Officer.
Each year our senior school students are paired up with one of our preps students to act as their buddy. Durig the year activties are organised to allow them to interact positively with each other. They are also expected to pick them up and drop them off for Baraza, and keep an eye out for them around the yard.