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Student Leadership

​Caningeraba State School offers an extensive leadership program for our senior students.  We embrace the philosophy that each and every senior student is a leader and we foster leadership skills in all of our senior students, by providing a range of programs and opportunities to develop these skills.  Motivational speakers who inspire students to aim high and work to achieve their dreams, helps each child clarify their individual journey for success.

As our students move towards their last year of primary school, we implement a six month leadership program for all students explicitly teaching and modelling leadership skills.

For students running for leadership positions and who have demonstrated leadership potential through our explicit program we offer "Secret Men's Business" and "Go Get 'em Girls" clubs on a fortnightly basis to further develop self belief, decision making, team work and communication skills.  Furthermore, these students participate in a one day leadership workshop run by YLead which enables them to reflect upon their leadership journey and give them tools to achieve their best.

Aspiring student leaders nominate for leadership positions in Term 3, via a nomination form.

Leadership positions available are:

  • School and Vice Captains

  • Student Council President

  • Caningeraba Leaders

  • Music Captains

  • House Captains

Aspiring leaders must give a speech to demonstrate why they would be an exemplary leader and demonstrate leadership, communication skills, teamwork skills and initiative in a role play in Term 4.  Student Leaders are announced in Term 4, with our Induction Ceremony taking place early the following year.

Our Student Leaders run our Student Council, which implements major initiatives, such as Caring for Our Caningeraba Family, Kindness Day and Saying No Way to Bullying each term.  They compere whole school events, talk on daily assemblies, assist with sports carnivals and musical concerts.  Students are offered an array of opportunites to demonstrate leadership in their final year at Caningeraba.