This week’s student leaders are from Kellyville Public School, whose motto is Play the Game. Read their Q&A:
1. What is unique about you school?
Caitlin Wearne, VC: Kellyville is unique because it has wide choices of extra activities such as PSSA, dance, choir, debating, chess club, gardening and many more. Kellyville also has many wonderful events like book fair, camps, bike day and our wonderful gardens.
Zoe Lennon, C: We have an Aboriginal garden called the place of Kookaburras. Another thing that is unique is that our school is over 100 years old.
Jake McCahon, VC: I think our school is unique because of its age. It's over 100 years old and was built in 1873. It was one of the first schools in the Kellyville area.
Jack Fulton, VC: Kellyville Public School has many unique features. Our school is over 100 years old. We have an Aboriginal garden called 'the place of kookaburras'. It has native plants and a 'coming together' bridge.
Aidan Morris, C: The chickens. Having farm animals in a busy suburb is unique! They also provide eggs for our school canteen which minimises some costs.
2. What do you want to do when you leave school?
Caitlin Wearne, VC: I would love to be an Olympic swimmer or a NSW Swifts netball player. I cant pick one, I love them both so much
Zoe Lennon, C: I would like to be a professional netball player and one day play for the Swifts or be a primary school teacher
Jake McCahon, VC: When I leave school I want to be a professional cricketer or a video game designer.
Jack Fulton, VC: I want to be a professional photographer, travelling around the world and taking pictures of amazing wildlife, like the Great Barrier Reef and the African savannahs.
Aidan Morris, C: A pilot. I have loved flying all my life and this is what I want to be. I also would love to travel the world and this would be a great way to achieve this
3. Why do you think being a school leader is important?
Caitlin Wearne, VC: A leader takes a lot of responsibility. To me it is to be an example and role model for younger children. Being a leader mean being ready to lend a hand.
Zoe Lennon, C: You have many responsibilities like putting up and down the flags everyday, leading assemblies fortnightly and being a role model for younger children and leading our school with pride.
Jake McCahon, VC: You can be a positive role model and an inspiration to younger kids. You can also gain experience from it. It can also teach you speaking and interacting skills.
Jack Fulton, VC: You have so many different responsibilities. You are a role model to younger children so they look up to you at all times.
Aidan Morris, C: New students don't know things like school rules and where things are. It's also fun to help out.
4. If you were the principal what would you introduce?
Caitlin Wearne, VC: I wouldn't change anything because I love this school but if I had a choice I would update all the sports gear.
Zoe Lennon, C: I wouldn't introduce much because I think Kellyville Public is a great school but if I had the opportunity I would make the art room bigger so that two classes can have a turn at once.
Jake McCahon, VC: I would introduce more programs in our school such as cooking and language programs. I would also make compulsory swimming courses.
Jack Fulton, VC: I would introduce more sporting opportunities. Some of these include waterpolo, volleyball, baseball and trampolining. This would get kids more kit and healthy and get a better understanding of sport.
Aidan Morris, C: I would re-turf the back oval so there would be less injuries.