Botany Downs offers opportunities for students to take on leadership roles. Year 5 & 6 students who express an interest in becoming a school leader complete an application form, are given problem-solving tasks and may take part in a group interview before being selected for the following roles:
House Leaders: Three Year 6 students are selected to lead each of our school Houses. They are involved in planning and organising our House Competition Day, and also present at school assemblies. These students set an example for others by demonstrating our school values.
Peer Mediators: Botany Downs follows the Cool Schools Peer Mediation Programme, which enables students to act as third party mediators between two or more of their peers, who are caught up in a disagreement and want to see it resolved constructively. The Cool Schools Peer Mediation Programme teaches essential life skills for peaceful conflict resolution. The skills taught empower individuals to build positive, caring relationships with others. Students in Year 5 & 6 can apply to be part of the Peer Mediator team.
School Councillors: Year 5 and 6 students are invited to apply for and then selected to become a School Councillor. The role of a Student Councillor is to give feedback and opinions in relation to school events, issues and process; and to feed-back the views of their classmates to the Council and the Deputy Principal. The student council also helps share the students’ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers, the Deputy Principal and Principal.
Student Ambassadors: Year 5 & 6 students who are selected to become Ambassadors suppot students and families who are new to our school. These students are reliable, empathetic, organised, kind, mature, confident, cooperative, and good at communicating.
Service to the school: Senior students can also take on the following service roles within the school:
- Road Patrol
- Student Librarian
- A&V Monitor
- PE Shed Monitor
- Flag Monitor
- Staffroom Monitor
- Wet Day Monitor
- Travel Wise