Wyoming Public School

Opportunity, Achievement, Community

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Student leadership

Student parliament

Rationale:

Student Parliament was first established in 1992. Its implementation was seen as a means of empowering students through active involvement in a fully-functioning democratic model. Year 6 students meet every second Wednesday at 1:30pm. Two representatives from each Stage 2 class also attend our fortnightly student Parliament.

Outcomes:

·        Members of Parliament will demonstrate strong leadership skills.

·        All Ministers of Parliament will provide an exemplary role-model for all students.

·        Students will experience the democratic process first hand.

·        Students will have an awareness of the structure of Government and the role Parliament plays within that Government.

·      Parliamentary decisions will be seen to have an influence on school procedure and activities.

·     All members of Parliament will realise that through the democratic process each person has the right to free expression of ideas, together with the responsibility for the well being of all.

·     All parliamentarians have jobs to assist the daily running of the school including: raising the flags, collecting mail, distributing the newsletter and setting up assemblies.

Year 5 Buddies

On a fortnightly basis, students in Year 5 and Kindergarten are involved in a great buddies program. Year 5 students join the Kindergarten students in their classroom to complete a variety of activities such as dancing, playing musical instruments, learning about PDHPE and technology.

Each Year 5 student is given a particular Kindergarten Buddy to assist and bond with for the year.

The Year 5 Buddies also help out in the playground and keep an ‘eye' on their buddies while they are playing.