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School Parliament

Pretty Beach has a School Parliament that is run by the School Captains and Vice Captains. Parliament enables students to develop leadership skills and teamwork skills and become active participants, promoting the core value ‘Democracy’.

All Year 6 students take on a role of ministers and have a portfolio with specific duties. School Parliament meets in the library and includes 2 class representatives from Years 2-5. Students hold class discussions on issues of importance and concern, and then they bring these to the Parliament to have their concerns addressed. Motions addressed to the speaker are then debated and voted on and then proposed to the Principal. The Parliament raises funds throughout the year to purchase items that will assist in student learning such as sports equipment and games for the library. Parliamentary roles include Education, Health and Environment, The Arts, Events and Recreation, Sports, Transport, Technology, Welfare and Safety.

 


Year 6 Cupcake Day

 

Our Year 6 students held a successful Cupcake Day raising $242.10. This will go towards their gift to the school.


Prime Ministers/School Captains and Deputy Prime Ministers/ School Vice Captains

Our Prime Ministers/School Captains duties are:

• Support Ministers to fulfil their responsibilities
• Co-ordinate fortnightly and special assemblies
• Assist classes to organise assemblies
• Organise class awards for fortnightly assemblies
• Announce Merit and Wave Awards at assembly.
• Display flag at assemblies.
• Make speeches, e.g. thanking people, offering gifts, accepting presentations
• Write thank you notes for services rendered to our school
• Represent our school on special occasions

Our Deputy Prime Ministers/ School Vice Captains duties are:

• Support Prime Ministers
• Act as Prime Minister in their absence
• Assist captains to present Merit and Wave awards at assemblies.
• Present minutes of previous meeting at each Parliamentary session
• Record minutes of each meeting
• Keep all records in the Secretary’s book
• Record the opening and closing time of each session


Sport Ministers/House Captains and Vice Captains

Our Sport Ministers/House Captains and Vice Captains duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Maintenance of sports equipment – see roster
• Maintenance of sports shed – equipment returned to right place
• Deliver equipment to teachers when requested
• Maintenance of classroom sports equipment
• Equipment for sports carnivals
• House coordination / supervision at sports carnivals


Communication Ministers

Our Communication Ministers duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Write parliament reports for school newsletter each fortnight
• Distribute class notes from the office each Thursday
• Maintain display board outside office


Education Ministers

Our Education Ministers duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Raise and lower flags daily
• Perform library duties – monitor and maintain books and equipment including pencils and games at lunchtimes
• Fortnightly uniform check and provide to assembly class
• Provide reports to assembly class each fortnight
 


Environment Ministers

Our Environment Ministers duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Weekly recycling bin duties – classrooms and offices
• Water conservation
• Bush classroom care
• Worm farm care
• Raise awareness of environmental matters
• Increase school awareness of special environment days eg Clean Up Our School Day


Finance and Events Ministers

Our Finance & Events Ministers duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Organise Fun Days to raise money for school projects
• Sale of merchandise for charities
• Organise fundraising days for Year 6 farewell
• Report to P&C about class grants of $500 per year
• Organise publicity for fundraising
• Advertise activities


Health Ministers

Our Health Ministers Dutries are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Supervise bubblers at end of breaks 
• Bins and bin lids
• Fortnightly class tidiness checks and provide to assembly class


Technology Ministers

Our Technology Ministers duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Log on library computers each day
• Water Report / Water Usage
• Energy conservation reports and matters
• Assist teachers with laptop distribution when required


Transport Ministers

Our Transport Ministers duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Bus monitors
• Provide bus monitor reports for assembly each fortnight
• Maintenance of bike area


Welfare & Safety Ministers

Our Welfare & Safety Ministers duties are:

• Report to parliament each session
• Fortnightly values
• Playground issues
• Safety concerns
• Student concerns, complaints, grievances
• Mediation in disputes
• Playground activities program


School Leaders for 2014

 
Our leaders for 2014 have eagerly taken up their new positions...


Presenting our School Captains and House Captains for 2014.