Student Leadership

Buckley Park College is committed to preparing our students to become community and professional leaders in their chosen fields. To this end students are provided with a rich array of opportunities to develop the confidence and skills which they can take with them after graduating.
Apart from the formal leadership roles described here there are many other daily opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills. Leadership development at all levels of our school is encouraged and valued.

Why take on a Student Leadership Role?

  • Learn new skills and build my personal leadership capacity
  • To make a difference.
  • Work with and get to know new people.
  • Invitations to special functions and events.
  • Special leadership training programs and activities.
  • Impresses university and TAFE faculties and prospective employers.

 

School Captain – (2 captains, 2 vice captains)

 

The School Captain are role models for our whole school. As one of our School Captains, you are known and respected by all members of the school community because of your outstanding history of performance and contribution. The School Captains play an important role in organising and presenting at important school events. You will:

  • Actively promote the school values at all times, especially by:
    • providing leadership to the student body
    • demonstrating a caring and supportive manner
  • In the year prior to the appointment, decide on a school initiative that you would like to develop and implement during your term in the position
  • Take a leading role with student leadership within the College, including having an input into the student leadership structure
  • Participate in regular school planning meetings with the College Principal and Assistant Principals
  • Assist with the organisation and conduct of general assemblies.
  • Speak on behalf of students and the school at school functions and other special events.
  • Represent the school at events and functions as required.
  • Report to the school community via regular contributions to the College website, the BPC News and other forums.
  • Represent the student body at School Council meetings
  • Mentor other students.
  • Liaise with students in other leadership roles. This would include organising meetings with the purpose of improving student engagement and wellbeing in the College. The structure and program for these meetings would be decided before the year began. The student leaders would include:
    • School Captains
    • House captains
    • Connections Leaders
    • Student Representative Council

 

School Captains will undertake leadership training provided by the school and assist in the training of other students in leadership. They will be presented to the College at the final assembly of the year prior to beginning their term in office

 

Selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ongoing commitment to Buckley Park College.
  2. An excellent record of academic work effort and attitude.
  3. An excellent record of conduct
  4. A record of taking initiative and active participation in school activities.
  5. Strong and confident communication skills.
  6. The ability to work co-operatively with others.
  7. A vision for the continued improvement of Buckley Park College

 

House Captain – (2 captains from each House)

 

The House Captains are role models for the school and more specifically for students in your House. You will be respected because of your outstanding history of performance and contribution. The House Captains play an important role in organising and presenting at inter-House school events. You will:

  • Actively promote the school values at all times, especially by:
    • providing leadership to the student body
    • demonstrating a caring and supportive manner.
    • Take a leading role with student leadership within the College, including having input into the student leadership structure
    •  Assist with the organisation and conduct of House assemblies and activities.
    • Organise and motivate students to participate in House activities.
    • Assist teachers organising inter-House events.
    • Take an organisational role with other House captains in improving student engagement within the College, including ideas for the increase of House oriented activities within the school
    • Speak on behalf of students in the House at school functions and other special events.
    • Mentor other students in the House.
    • Liaise with students in other leadership roles. This would include organising meetings with the purpose of improving student engagement and wellbeing in the College. The structure and program for these meetings would be decided before the year began. The student leaders would include:
      • School Captains
      • House Captains
      • Connections Leaders
      • Student Representative Council

Selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ongoing commitment to Buckley Park College.
  2. An excellent record of academic work effort and attitude.
  3. An excellent record of conduct.
  4. A record of taking initiative and active participation in school activities.
  5. Strong and confident communication skills.
  6. The ability to work co-operatively with others.
  7. A vision for the continued improvement of Buckley Park College and particularly the House structure

 

Music Captain – (2 captains)

 

The Music Captains will be role models for the school and more specifically for students in the Instrumental Music Program. You will be respected because of your outstanding history of performance and contribution. The Music Captains will play an important role in organising and presenting at school Music events. You will:

  • Actively promote the school values at all times, especially by:
    • providing leadership to the student body
    • demonstrating a caring and supportive manner.
  • Take a leading role with student leadership within the College, including having input into the student leadership structure
  • Assist with the organisation and conduct of music rehearsals, performances and other activities.
  • Organise and motivate students to participate in music activities.
  • Assist teachers organising music events.
  • Mentor other music students.
  • Liaise with students in other leadership roles. This would include organising meetings with the purpose of improving student engagement and wellbeing in the College. The structure and program for these meetings would be decided before the year began. The student leaders would include:
    • School Captains
    • House Captains
    • Connections Leaders
    • Student Representative Council

 Selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ongoing commitment to Buckley Park College.
  2. An excellent record of academic work effort and attitude.
  3. An excellent record of conduct.
  4. A record of taking initiative and active participation in school activities.
  5. Strong and confident communication skills.
  6. The ability to work co-operatively with others.
  7. A vision for the continued improvement of Buckley Park College and particularly the Music program

Student Leaders – (1 captain for each Year 7, 8 and 9 Connections group)

 

The Connections Captains are role models for the school and more specifically for students in your Connections group. The House Captains play an important role in organising and presenting at inter-House school events. You will:

 

  • Actively promote the school values at all times, especially by:
    • providing leadership to the student body
    • demonstrating a caring and supportive manner.
    • Take a leading role with student leadership within the College, including having input into the student leadership structure
    •  Assist with the organisation and conduct of House assemblies and activities.
    • Organise and motivate students to participate in House activities.
    • Assist teachers organising inter-House events.
    • Take an organisational role with other House captains in improving student engagement within the College, including ideas for the increase of House oriented activities within the school
    • Speak on behalf of students in the House at school functions and other special events.
    • Mentor other students in the House.
    • Liaise with students in other leadership roles. This would include organising meetings with the purpose of improving student engagement and wellbeing in the College. The structure and program for these meetings would be decided before the year began. The student leaders would include:
      • School Captains
      • House Captains
      • Connections Leaders
      • Student Representative Council

 Selection criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ongoing commitment to Buckley Park College.
  2. An excellent record of academic work effort and attitude.
  3. An excellent record of conduct.
  4. A record of taking initiative and active participation in school activities.
  5. Strong and confident communication skills.
  6. The ability to work co-operatively with others.
  7. A vision for the continued improvement of Buckley Park College and particularly the House structure