Student voice and leadership are integral to improvement at KMS.
Through students voicing their strengths and needs in authentic and appropriate ways we can develop contextually rich learning opportunities.
The citizens of the future will require a range of leadership skills.
At KMS we have the Kadina Memorial Student Council (KMSC) consisting of elected representatives from Years 3 to 12. Early in term 1 an official Induction Assembly is held to present students with a badge, a certificate and to introduce the KMSC to their peers and wider school community.
Primary, Middle and Senior KMSC members meet fortnightly with a school counsellor from their respective sub schools where they discuss student fundraising ideas, awareness programs, events, and school policy. Students share their news and seek further feedback by visiting buddy classes and via the school’s daily bulletin. In addition, Middle and Senior KMSC delegates represent students on Kadina Memorial School’s Governing Council and sub-committees.
Our R-6 and Middle School Class Mentors are students who have been identified as possessing the qualities required to assist students new to their class to learn about the school and class layout, routines, values and programs. An SSO supports the mentors and their mentees to ensure a smooth transition to the school for students.
Nominated Year 5/6 students have an opportunity to take part in the PAL program – Play at Lunch. The Play at Lunch leadership program is an R-6 buddy initiative led by senior students during lunchtime aimed at engaging students in structured play and activity.
Students attend a full-day training, learning to be leaders by providing structured activities for younger students to develop their play skills through fun games and activities. Added bonuses include building of positive relationships between our students and increased physical exercise.