A key feature of Eltham North Primary School’s success is the active involvement in students in the life of the school.
The school offers a diverse range of leadership opportunities for all students that includes joining leadership teams and participating in leadership programs:
Student leaders. They are our role models.
Learn about some of our past leaders
Our school based 'Young Leaders' Program focusing on the skills, values and attitudes needed for effective student leadership.
This program aims to maximise students' leadership potential and effectiveness by focusing on the following leadership habits of the mind:
Through their participation students learn about:
Our student leaders are our role models. As role models, our student leaders are to act with:
As role models, our student leaders act with care and courtesy and reliability: show empathy towards others and act as good friends would; use manners and basic good grace when dealing with other students and adults; treat others fairly, honesty and keep their dignity in tact; show self discipline and control of their feelings and your actions. Students are given support on how to become a student leader and build the following attributes: responsibility, reliability and trustworthiness; they are friendly and act like a good friend should; they work well with others; are capable of doing the job; and are positive and enthusiastic.
They are sports leaders who assist to organise their team, sports equipment and build positive team spirit, attitudes and efforts. We have two house captains and two vice each captains for each house. The house teams are purple, yellow, red, blue and green.
Two Environmental leaders are chosen from each class P – 6 (23 x 2 = 46 children). These students work under the guidance of Hayley Ball. The Environmental team are involved in the following projects:
Propagating plants from around the school; developing the garden areas in our school grounds; expanding our butterfly garden (to attract the Eltham copper butterfly); painting murals with interested community members and professional artists; placing environmental tips in the school newsletter; participating in the Ecological Footprint survey to get some benchmark data for measuring environmental practices in the community; participating in propagating lessons with staff from Edendale Farm; creating a compost system for our garden beds and recycling; being environmental ‘experts’ and assisting class teachers in the greenhouse; being responsible for classroom recycling program.
We have four ICT tech leaders who problem solve our computer software needs for classroom. They sort out, fix and guide our teaches and students.
We select four students who have extra opportunities to take photographs around the school. Their goal is capture poignant moments in the life of the school.
Operate the assembly system and ensure it works during the school assembly.