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School Captains Selection Process

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The School Captain selection process usually commences in October each year, with the announcement of the new School Captains occuring in December.

Before the selection process commences, students in Year 5 are addressed with regards to the roles and responsibilities of a School Captain.

The selection process is as follows:

  • Written nominations are made by school staff and year 5 students. Only current Senior Leaders are eligible to be nominated for a school leadership role.
  • Nominees are then asked to write a selection criteria such as:
    1. School Vision
    2. Role of the School Captain 
    3. Positive characteristics of Glass House Mountains State School
    4. Qualities that make a good leader
  • Each criteria sheet must include the name and signature of at least 1 staff member as referee.  These referees must not be the student's class teacher.
  • Year 5 Teachers and current school captains shortlist nominees after reading each application and will check references if required.
  • Nominees present a speech to Year 4 and 5 students as well as the current Student Council.  All nominated students will be considered for a Student Council position.
  • A Secret Ballot is held of Staff, Year 4 and 5 students and current Student Council to shortlist students who will continue on to the interview stage.
  • The interview panel is made up of the Principal, P&C President, a current Year 6 teacher and a teacher aide.
  • The announcement of the new School Captains is made at the end of year Concert & Awards Night. 

School Captain's Oath

I pledge that I will:

  • Represent and serve my fellow students and set an example in all aspects of school life
  • Uphold the school's rules and expectations
  • Encourage all students to follow the school's rules and expectations - I am Respectful, I am Safe, I am an Active Learner
  • Demonstrate and encourage pride in our school
  • Achieve quality academic and personal excellence
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Last reviewed 15 May 2019
Last updated 15 May 2019