Junior School Council
The Junior School Council is an opportunity for students to experience leadership at school, and to have an input into the development of the school. The children in each class from Prep to Year 6 are elected by their peers for a twelve month term of office. The Junior School Council meets with the nominated teacher once per month and is chaired by the School Captains. They discuss any items raised by the children of the various classes, as well as performing a range of fundraising and awareness activities for charity.
Recent activities have included a Casual Dress Day which raised $780. This money was donated to World Wildlife Fund to assist in further research.
School Captains and House Captains are elected annually from within the Year 6 students to represent the CEPS school body. These positions carry with them the highest honour and are considered as a very important part of school organisation. All Grade 5 and 6 students are involved in the election process. House Captains represent the members of their house and are voted for by the children in Grades 4, 5 and 6. These positions are important to the school organisation and the organisation of sporting positions.
There are four houses:
- KAMBARA (Green)
- TARMAROO (Yellow)
- COOLAC (Blue)
- ARUNYAH (Red)
All students in Year 6 are also given the chance to nominate for their chosen leadership position in areas such as library, canteen, gardening, etc.
The Buddies are involved in activities in the Foundation Transition program and are the face to meet the children on their first day of their Foundation year.
The children, both big and small, look forward to their weekly activities and a very strong bond develops. The Buddy system provides our older students with leadership.
Lunchtimes are a fun time of day at school! We love having choice at school and lunchtime is a great example of this. The Year 6 students are mentored by our teachers to run Lunchtime Clubs for all the students in the school. There is no sign-up needed, we just turn up on the day and enjoy doing great activities with our friends.
The Clubs we have running at the moment are:
Chillout Club – (In the Library) We quietly read books, do puzzles, colour in, do quizzes.
Gardening Club – (Veggie Patch) We join our friends at the veggie patch and turn over soil, plant seedlings, pick produce, prepare for our Market Garden stalls.
Art and Craft Club – (Art room outdoor tables) We create wonderful things together and get to take them home! Finger knitting, water colour pictures, jewellery making – there are lots of great ideas!
Lego and Club – (Library) Who doesn’t love Lego! It’s fun to build our own model or meet the challenge the leaders set. Creating Lego worlds with our friends is so much fun!
Talent Club – (Outdoor stage) We love practising our moves and working together to become confident enough to perform. At the end of the Term we showcase our talents at a lunchtime performance to the school. Everyone is welcome to register and the audience applauds loudly.
Coding Club (Y6 classroom) A must for the budding game creators amidst us!
Students from all year levels are invited to join our Chess Club. Chess coaches from a private chess coaching company attend each week to provide sessions at lunchtime for all interested students. This is a user pays program. Intra school and inter school tournaments are run regularly. Chess is all about deduction, reasoning, strategic analysis, concentration, spatial awareness, logic, social interaction and so much more. But most of all, it’s fun!