Meet the school leaders
FOR the first time in the history of Cannonvale State School, student leaders were selected from both year 6 and year 7 to take on the roles of school captains in 2014.
Sebastian Heatley and Mila Julian-Te Kiri were announced as the year 7 school captains, alongside year 6 students Reece Coetzee and Kyah Foran.
Deputy principal Merewyn Wright said school captains were selected from both year levels to ensure current year 6 students wouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to be school leaders as year 7 would be a part of high school in 2015.
Ms Wright said all school captains recently participated in a group leadership program in Mackay to further enrich their understanding of the role.
Principal Angela Kelly said the new school leaders of Cannonvale State School were an integral part of the school.
“They need to show leadership consistently and they also facilitate the students of our school in having a voice in our school community,” she said.
“We are very proud of these democratically elected students.”
More than 600 students, teachers, support staff and community members attended the leadership induction ceremony at the school assembly hall on February 26.
YOUNG LEADERS: School captains Reece Coetzee (year 6), Sebastian Heatley (year 7), Indigenous leader Krista McGrady, Mila Julian-Te Kiri (year 7) and Kyah Foran (year 6) are the new leaders of Cannonvale State School this year.