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Student Leadership

Student Leaders at Coorparoo State School are the student representatives of our learning community. This representation is a public position with student leaders being called upon on official / special occasions (at the discretion of the Principal) to embrace and model all values and expectations of students within our community. In addition to this students leaders will:

  • Be responsible to the school administration and should carry out all duties asked of them by any member of the school administration

  • Promote all goals and values that are important at Coorparoo State School

  • Display exemplary conduct and attitudes relating to all areas of school life

  • Work enthusiastically with fellow students in assisting the educational opportunities for all

2020 Student Leadership Positions

During Semester 2, 2019 all Year  5 students participate in a series of leadership sessions led by the Deputy Principal. Students are then given the opportunity to write responses to a series of leadership questions and to deliver a persuasive speech for positions as School Leaders. After these speeches have been delivered to their year level peers and teachers, voting and interviews take place to fill the school leadership positions.

The following leadership positions will be included in the leadership application process that commences in Term 3:

School Captain                                              
House Captain                         
Student Council Representative   
NB: for the purpose of gender equality, this selection process aims to appoint a successful/suitable male and female to each of the leadership positions. In the event gender equality cannot be achieved (due to not enough successful/suitable applicants in each gender), appointments will be made based on the most successful/suitable applicant for each of the positions regardless of gender.


Stage One (9 September – 18 October 2019)
Signing and completion of Student Leader Application Form which must be attached to candidates written responses to the four selection questions that are listed on the application form. Candidates should not exceed more than 75 words for each question. Applications will then be viewed by the Application Panel (Made up of some or all of the following: Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Curriculum, and teacher(s) from Year 5) with suitable candidates progressing through to stage 2. 
Stage Two (Week beginning 4 November 2019)
Students prepare and deliver a speech (not exceeding 2 minutes) to the current Year 5 student body on why they wish to be considered for a position of student leadership, and how they would contribute to the well being of our learning community.
*Stage Three (Week beginning 11 November 2019)
*If necessary, short listed candidates will be contacted and advised of an interview time with the Application Panel (Made up of some or all of the following: Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Curriculum, and a representative from the P&C executive). All short listed candidates will be given advanced notice prior to the interview with all information provided in a written letter.
Stage Four (Week beginning 25 November 2019)
The Applicant Panel will deliver all rankings to the School Principal, and School Council Chair or delegate for endorsement and confirmation.
Stage Five (Week beginning 25 November 2019)
The School Principal or delegate will then contact and appoint the highest ranked candidates for each of the positions. In the event a student refuses the position then the Principal will then go to the next highest ranked candidate and offer the same until acceptance is gained.
Stage Six (Term 1, 2020)
All student leaders will be sworn in at a special Student Leader Investiture Assembly and presented to the school community in 2020.
Applications will then be invited for the roles of:
  • Music Captain                                        
  • Environment (Eco-Warrior) Captain   
  • Cultural Captain          
  • Library Leader                                      
  • Student Mentor
  • LOTE Leader
  • Art Monitor


During Term One 2020, additional leadership roles become available for students in years 3-6. These currently include Eco Warriors and Student Councillors.