Matakana School offers Year 6 students the following leadership opportunities within the school. Each role has its own specific responsibilities and duties and is challenging and rewarding for the student.
- School Leader
- House Leader
- Peer Mediator
- Class Councillor
- Bus Monitor
- Sports Shed Monitor
- Student Receptionist
School leaders have a very special role at Matakana School with focus on being positive role models and exemplifying Matakana "Magic". They have a number of duties to undertake which are exciting, rewarding and challenging. In 2012 our School Leaders Brianna, Devon, Connor and Jackson brought a special kind of magic to our school. We wish them well for their college years.
Congratulations to our 2013 School Leaders:
Lucia C, Ollie B, Kate R, Alex B.
Have a Magic Year!
House leaders encourage house spirit, organise lunchtime activities and lead House assemblies. They are also trained Peer Mediators that assist in the playground to help the school community run smoothly.
We are pleased to announce 2013's House Leaders:
Blue: Annabel M, Nigella A, Thomas D, Ethan R
Orange: Coco B, Toni N, Ethan S, Luca N
White: Sophie K, Maia S, Codey B, Tom H
Green: Lucy D, Leilani J, Campbell A, Ryan S
Students in the senior syndicate are invited to become a Peer Mediator in the playground during interval and lunch breaks. This has been a part of Matakana School's commitment to fostering student responsibility and building a more supportive and caring culture within the school community, for several years. Students assist the duty teachers to ensure that our children are interacting in a happy and responsible manner. They help children who do have difficulties, to work them out through talking and resolving conflict, and if there are problems that they cannot resolve, they report these to the duty teacher.
Being a mediator takes commitment and students demonstrate great dedication to their duty. Even some of our junior school students are keen to learn the process and help mediators.
Our technicians have a very important role ensuring our school presentations run smoothly. They assist teachers with Monday and Friday assemblies and other special events, ensuring slideshow presentations, music, microphones, etc are presented/work correctly during these important events.
Congratulations to our 2012 technicians:
Abby, E, Cameron P, Julia N, Emma N, Rosie H, Ethan G
Bus Monitors ensure our students have a safe and happy drive home in our school bus. They ensure the bus driver and school are informed of any matters requiring attention.
Students experience the day to day running of our school office and assist office staff with clerical duties. A challenging and fun role.
Peta assisting our office staff.