Students don't have to be school captains or house captains to be considered leaders. We encourage our students to be leaders in the classroom and playground, through their support for other students, or their involvement in academic, sporting, cultural or community events and projects.
Each year students in year five undertake training so they can fulfil their role as Student Council representatives. These students voice issues, ideas and concerns from the student body. Year 5 students have been very active in representing classes and areas of responsibility and have contributed significantly to improving student opportunity at Warialda Public School. Ms Angela Taber and Ms Amber Lucas have given excellent direction to our Student Council in 2011.
Students in Year 6 take on a leadership role by being involved in the Student Mediator training. This program encourages these students to develop sound leadership skills by understanding; conflict resolution, organisation and positive contribution to playground activities. Mr Robert Porter has organised all mediator activities in 2011.
School Captains and Vice Captains have been invited to participate in the ‘National Young Leaders' conference in Sydney since 2006. Inspiring speakers have given students the motivation to become active school leaders and to set life-long goals. In 2011 our School Captains and Vice Captains were fortunate to have the opportunity to listen to solo sailer Jessica Watson and paralympian Kurt Fearnley.