Level 6 children are given numerous opportunities to show leadership. The roles of leadership are varied to capitalise on the skills and attributes of all our students.
The School Captains are announced at the end of Year 5. Their role is to demonstrate our school values and guide all of the DPS children. The School Captains lead school assemblies and assist in whole school events. They represent our school in our wider community.
House Captains are selected by their peers and assist with various school events. They promote House pride and spirit, and encourage a sense of belonging.
Sport Captains run school sport events and present regularly at our assemblies. They recognise and celebrate sporting achievements. Our Sport Captains value participation, sportsmanship and the ability to do your best.
Other leadership positions include captains of STEM, Wellbeing, Prep Transition, Canteen, Environment and Art. These students are given opportunities to lead events and build the profile of their respective areas.
All Year 6 students are presented with opportunities to lead multi-age groups on a termly basis in our social and emotional learning program, UBUNTU. Students are then assessed by their peers and teachers through a rubric to acknowledge successes and set goals when presenting in future leadership opportunities. The teachers and students are able to reflect at their improvement in regards to confidence, communication, time management, teamwork and problem resolution skills through this process.
Please read our fortnightly Captains Corner.
Jenna - This week DPS has taken utmost pleasure in celebrating Book Week. Today the other captains and I have had fun dressing up. I wish to make the most of my final book week here. My favourite book is Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed. Omar Rising has a powerful message. The main character, Omar, is the first student in his hometown to get into a private school, Ghalib Academy for Boys. He and his two best friends, Naveed, and Kareem follow the advice of Faisal attempting to keep their grades at the A+ standard required for them to retain their spot at the school. They are also required to do menial chores and forbidden from joining clubs. As the year continues, Omar and his scholarship friends conquer the minds and hearts of all students and the principal who seemed so determined to see him fail. When Naveed and Omar are unable to meet the practically impossible standard, the other students make a petition and walk out. The book concludes with a letter from the school board welcoming back the boys, and we read about how proud Omar is to have made a change. The book is centered on a singular phrase, ‘stubbornly optimistic’.
Jude - On Wednesday the 23rd of August we celebrated Book Week! Book week is a very fun week full of fun activities and dressing up. We have Book week to celebrate books for young children and the joy of reading. My favourite book would definitely be Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. I like this book not only because of how much I can relate to it but also because of how much this has helped me with my confidence.
Adrina - This week is book week at DPS. Students were invited to come dressed in their favourite characters from books for the parade. A prize for best dressed was awarded to a creative outfit. Personally, my favourite book is probably either Harry Potter or the twisted tale of Cinderella. They are both creative and well written which makes me want to read them. Book week is a very important week for Doncaster Primary School as it is a fun way to celebrate books and their importance. Books can carry you to a different world and improve your reading skills at the same time. What better a way to get students reading than hosting a fun and inventive week all about books.
Isaac - This week we have been celebrating Book Week, it has been fun. I’ve enjoyed dressing up and sharing our favourite books. My favourite book is Eye to Eye. I also like the Hunger Games which is about a distant reference about the future. The importance of Book Week is to celebrate the joy of reading and how good it is to read. I dressed up as Mr Man and Mr Funny for the Book Week Parade. I had lots of fun and I am really grateful for being part of my last Book Week and being part of all the Book Weeks among the time I’ve been at Doncaster Primary School.