Meet the school lead­ers

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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