Our Student Leaders
We strive to provide an array of opportunities for our learners to try out their leadership skills.
Each year, the teacher in charge of Learning English nominates some Year 6 students from various cultures to represent the school as Cultural Leaders.
They help with cultural lunches, cultural days and cultural games. They might assist with welcoming our international visitors, or help children from overseas feel welcome in our school.
Our cultural leaders might also report on their activities to the school assemblies.
Up to 10 students (from Years 5 and 6) are nominated each year to form the Ilam School Council.
The School Council is responsible for helping with school initiatives, events, fundraising for charities, and bringing forth issues and ideas.
The Council meets regularly throughout the year and is mentored by the Deputy Principal.
Each School House team has a House Captain — a senior student who helps organise the House events.
At the end of each year, we celebrate the achievements of our Year 6 students, thank them for being part of the school whanau (family) and wish them well for their future. As you can see by all the smiles, it's a much-anticipated event!