Our Student Teams
Student leadership opportunities at BIS
BIS kids learn from a very early age about how rules and consequences impact on them. It is exciting during their senior years, seeing them develop from a punitive experience of consequences to one aimed at healing rifts and building community.
As students develop skills in facilitating conflict resolutions they begin to inspire younger students.
Our Student Leadership team is made up of the Dolphins students, led by the Seniors (the children in their final year of primary school). The students meet regularly to respond to the needs of the students, requests by staff or parents and also to work on projects. The Agenda is taken around to all the rooms before the meeting to garner any issues and then is used as the basis for their discussion. The Seniors share the outcomes of the meetings with the staff and their Basecamps to ensure that everyone knows about any changes.
The students have various responsibilities around the school.
Some students help in the library, some with the pets, others in the kitchen and some to organise sport. We have a currency called the BISmark that is used to pay students for extra jobs beyond the standard expectations (washing up after a tour or babysitting at an event). All of these jobs help the students to see that they are part of the community and to have an active voice within.