Developing Future Leaders

Leadership Characteristics

  • Persistance
  • Organisation
  • Being able to "read" others and their emotions
  • Knowing yourself
  • Accepting that there is more than one way to view the world

At Aranda Primary School training in leadership begins in the classroom and develops as students progress through the school. It involves formal leadership programs and practical leadership experiences. The approach recognises that students can be leaders across many different areas, and that leadership skills learnt in primary school can lay the foundations for future leadership opportunities.

The You Can Do It! Program is implemented in Preschool to Year 6. The two foundations of Persistence and Organisation are particularly applicable to leadership. Added to these are being able to “read” others and their emotions, knowing yourself, and accepting that there is more than one way to view the world.

The following represents the programs on leadership and the leadership experiences implemented at Aranda Primary. These are regularly reviewed and added to.

Leadership Programs

  • Discovering Democracy
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Sports Leaders
  • Capital Kids Leadership Seminar
  • Integrated Inquiry Based Curriculum Units
  • You Can Do It! Program
  • Public Speaking: e.g. Rostrum
  • G-Force Green Team

Leadership Experiences

  • Student Council (SRC)
  • School Leaders and Vice Leaders
  • House Leaders and Vice Leaders
  • Class Meetings
  • Buddy Classes
  • Preschool Liaison Program
  • Class monitors
  • Leading whole school assembly
  • Presenting or performing at assemblies and official functions
  • Meeting and guiding visitors around the school
  • Introducing and thanking visitors

Community School Service

  • Canteen
  • Library
  • Sports Equipment Monitors
  • Coaching Program (IT, reading etc)
  • Leading junior assembly

Aranda Primary values the role appropriate older students can play in modelling leadership. Hawker College students and Canberra High School students are actively involved in programs at Aranda.