Gib Gate students enjoy the shared responsibility of leadership

BEST BUDDIES: Every Year 6 student leaves primary school knowing they are capable of making a positive contribution to the world.
BEST BUDDIES: Every Year 6 student leaves primary school knowing they are capable of making a positive contribution to the world.

For Gib Gate Year 6 students, leadership is a shared responsibility to the broader community. Head of Gib Gate, Ms Sally Robson said the appointment of every Year 6 student to a leadership role was unique to Gib Gate.

"We believe all students should be given the opportunity to lead, in roles they are passionate about, supporting them to make an active contribution to their school and beyond," Ms Robson said.

"Environmentalists, artists and cultural ambassadors are just some of the roles students have assumed, inspiring younger students through their enthusiasm and drive."

Year 6 team responsibilities include leading Gib Gate's Peer Support and Kindergarten Buddies programs.

Through the "School for Life Foundation", students investigate the global issue of energy poverty and build "SolarBuddy'" lights for students in Uganda, ensuring fellow Year 6 students at Katuuso School can safely complete their homework without the use of kerosene or charcoal light.

"We want students to experience the joy and challenge of leadership, whether that's through performing lead roles in the annual preschool to Year 6 musical or through the in-depth learning experience of the 'Legacy of Leaders' project," said Ms Robson.

"Every Year 6 student leaves primary school knowing they are capable of making a positive contribution to the world."

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