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Student leadership

Rasmussen has a student leadership program. Student leaders model expected behaviours, represent the school and have a say in the school operations. We have two forums for this School:
School Leaders (4) and House Captains (6)
These are elected by the school community at the end of Year 5. The process for selection is based on a public speech and may include an interview process, supported by teacher references. The students are informed of expected traits such as work habits, peer support, handling of responsibility, honesty, reliability, approachability, trust, and their impact in the role.
Student Council
This consists of the school leaders, house captains and class captains and students from Years 4-6 who are elected by their peers to represent. The Student Council organises student activities, provides feedback on the wants and needs of the student population as well as school policies, fundraises for ‘little extras’ as well as learning the process of meetings and responsibilities.
Student Leadership is based on the following beliefs:
·         To provide an active and supportive role in student management
·         To provide a role model for all students
·         To represent the school on formal occasions
·         To assist other students to do the best they can
A selection process will determine students who will assume leadership roles.
The Students Leadership Model is part of our Responsible Code of School Behaviour for Students and is designed to evolve over time.
The model
·         Promotes the needs and interests of students
·         Enhances the role of students
·         Recognises the positive role students play in the development of a supportive school environment
·         Provides opportunities for students to be involved in school decision-making.
At Rasmussen State School Leaders will demonstrate:
·      Self-Reliance and self-discipline.
·      Exemplary behaviour both inside and outside the classrooms including specialist lessons.
·      Active participation in a range of school activities including school parades, swimming, concerts, choir, athletics, interschool sport, fundraising.
·      Active support of the School Code of Behaviour
·      Wearing the correct school uniform and be neatly presented
·      Respect to other children, teachers and school personnel
·      Ability to communicate clearly and confidently to assembled groups