Class captains make up one of the most important units of the leadership in the school. If this unit is effectively managed, there will be a flow-on effect across the rest of the school. Additionally, giving each and every class representation allows all students within the school to have a voice.
When nominating themselves for this position, students need to be aware that this is a large responsibility, but also a privilege.
Throughout the year a class captain will:
- Represent their class by gathering data and providing information and suggestions to their SRC representatives
- Attend meetings with the SRC members for their year level
- Provide feedback to their class about SRC decisions/meeting outcomes
- Work in close coordination with Pastoral Care teacher/Form group teacher/Classroom teachers
- Receive leadership training
- Provide wellbeing to the class as the need arises – this could be in the form of offering support, passing on concerns, being able to inform students of correct processes and protocols in relation to wellbeing
- Work with teachers to develop curriculum and offer input on classroom practices
- Organise class events in consultation with Pastoral Care/Form teacher
- Promote class participation in school extra-curricular activities or events
- Support the SRC leaders to run whole school activities/initiatives
- Attend meetings with the YLCs or other staff as required
- Complete any additional tasks as requested by Student Leadership Coordinator, Year Level Coordinators, Pastoral Care/Form teacher or classroom teachers
Students interested in taking on this role are to provide their teacher with a written nomination, stating why they want a leadership role and what they think they can bring to it. Once the nominations are complete the nominees will need to prepare a speech to deliver to their class. Once this has been done the class will need to vote for their chosen representative.
Multipride is all about young people from culturally diverse backgrounds taking the lead in shaping the school culture they want to be a part of.
Students know that if they’re experiencing racism, or bullying of any kind, they’ve got someone they can go to, someone in a Multipride jumper. They’ve got a place they can go if they’re committed to solving tensions with words, rather than acting out physically.
At the end of the day, it’s just about being better. It’s about leadership. It’s about calling out discrimination.
But more than anything, it’s about pride.