School Councils are made up of the school principal, parents, staff and occasionally people from the local community. Elections take place every March and new councillors are elected for 2 years.
Council meets one evening per month. Each member is asked to be on at least one subcommittee.
School Council responsibilities include:
- Working with the school leadership team to develop the Strategic Plan
- Approving the annual budget
- Setting and reviewing policies
- Developing, reviewing and monitoring both the Student Code of Conduct and the School Dress Code
- Raising money for things that the school needs
- Making sure the school’s grounds and buildings are maintained
- Creating interest in the school within the community, and
- Principal selection.
Classroom helpers are warmly welcomed into our classrooms.
A Classroom Helpers’ Course is held each year in Term 1. The aim of the course is to prepare Classroom Helpers to assist in Literacy and Numeracy sessions in Prep – 4 classes.
Gifted and Talented
Our Gifted and Talented program reflects our Teaching and Learning policies and is an integral aspect of our school’s curriculum. Enrichment and extension programs are provided within classrooms and a range of acceleration practices within the curriculum are made available where appropriate. We provide a facilitative environment through a variety of educational programs, in which expressions of giftedness may emerge and be developed as outstanding talent.
Student leaderdhip provides an opportunity for students to actively participate in our school community. Students are encouraged to take on leadership roles in an endeavour to increase their leadership skills and to act as effective role models for the student body. Our school believes encouraging student leadership ensures we are developing our community leaders of the future. Leadership roles are made up of Junior School Councillors and Year 6 Leaders, inculding School Leaders, Sport House Leaders, ICT Leaders and Arts Leaders.
Junior School Council
Junior School Council actively operates at Pleasant Street Primary School. Membership of JSC is proportionally representative, providing a balance of girls and boys, and equal numbers of members representing each year level of students (3- 6). JSC meets weekly and coordinates the school's community service activities.
The Library is open each day from 8:30am. Children attend a Library class once a week, during this time they are encouraged to borrow a book for home reading. Students may also visit the Library during Lunch play from 1:40pm until 2:00pm, as the Library will be open for borrowing, drawing, reading and quite chatting.
The purpose of Tomodachi (Japanese for friend) groups is to provide and promote pastoral care within a structure beyond the normal classroom setting. Students in Prep to year 6 are placed in random groups of approximately 20. One teacher is responsible for each Family Group.
The objective of Tomadachi time is to promote:
- Student welfare by developing a caring relationship between peers
- Allows young children and those new to the school to identify with familier faces in the playground beyond their own classroom
- Gives older children a sense of responsibility and develops their role as a positive model with the school, and
- It also enables staff to get to know children from all levels of the school.
Camp Australia - After School Care
Before and after school care is provided by "Camp Australia", visit site for information.