Waitoki School utilises our Student Leader Programme in order to provide senior students with the opportunity to:
– Develop their leadership potential
– Encourage responsibility and character
– Provide student voice throughout the school
– Act as role models for fellow students
– Be involved in school wide organization in various initiatives and events

The school is very fortunate to be able to utilise the skills of a talented and diverse group of students in these various roles.

Student Leader responsibilities include:
– Welcoming & thanking visitors
– Leading Assemblies
– Organising school events (e.g. sports/tabloid, theme days, outings)
– Communication of feedback and ideas between students and staff
– Leading/assisting with any issues that arise/peer mediation
– Conducting regular Student Leader meetings (1 per month – with themselves & a staff member) to discuss progress & all other matters that arise

Characteristics of a good Student Leader:
– Good Role Model – actions not words
– Responsible
– Caring & empathy
– Leadership through cooperation & teamwork (not being bossy)
– A good listener
– Will think before they speak
– Respectful
– Honesty & Integrity
– Fair & impartial
– Creative
– Organised
– Confidence
– Problem solver

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