We greatly value Student Voice at Loxton Primary School. We believe that all students have leadership potential.
The establishment of a Student Representative Council (SRC) provides an avenue for students to express views and become part of the decision making process with regard to issues that affect the student body. It also provides an opportunity for students to take on Leadership roles.
Student School Leaders are elected at the start of each year through an application process and hold their positions for the school year.
The SRC is made up of our School Student Leaders, an Indigenous rep, and 2 representatives from each class. These reps are elected by class vote and hold their positions for 1 semester.
The SRC meet regularly with the assistance of the Leader of Wellbeing to discuss current school matters brought forward by the reps from their Class Meetings. The SRC also initiate and are responsible for whole school events such as Funky Fridays and Casual Days.
House Captains are elected for each of our Sports Teams and help organise and run sporting events throughout the year. They also plan and facilitate lunchtime activites for students- these often include student vs staff sporting events.
Play Pals are Upper Primary students in the yard with responsibility. These students complete an application form and are chosen by their teachers and leadership.
Play Pals are given an orange vest to wear and a bumbag with supplies when on duty. Their role in the yard is to manage minor First Aid incidents (band-aid, tissues), manage minor Yard Incidents (no-one to play with, minor disagreements), be a friendly face reminding students to do the right thing and follow school values in the yard, and be present- as extra eyes and bodies in the yard for students to look out for.
Student Voice has been instrumental for our before school and lunch time activties; including Up and at 'em, held every Monday morning before school and the Garden Club held every Wednesday lunchtime.