Junior Leadership Opportunities
There are many opportunities for leadership for our intermediate Junior School students to explore.
Head Girl and Vice-Head Girl
We begin to introduce opportunities for student government in Grade 7. Our Head Girl and Vice-Head Girl are elected in June of their Grade 6 year by their teachers and peers. In these roles, they act as student ambassadors, speak at key events, and work with the Grade 7 House Leaders to organize and facilitate our Junior School House events. At the end of the school year, they also represent their class as the valedictorians for Grade 7 graduation.
There are eight House Leaders, two representatives for each of our four Houses, who are selected by our Grade 7 teaching staff to organize various activities and build team spirit. They lead monthly House meetings for our Grade 3 to 7 students, plan and lead our six Junior School House events, plan and facilitate our Junior School Track & Field Day, and participate in a leadership development program over the course of the school year. At assemblies, they report on upcoming House events and House competition standings.
‘Playground Pals’ is a leadership program for Grade 7 students. The girls provide mentorship, supervision, minor first aid, and conflict mediation to younger students in Grades 1-4. The goal of our 'Playground Pals' program is to foster friendships across grades, increase the physical activity of our students during recess and lunch, and improve communication and problem-solving skills amongst all students. By acting as a ‘Playground Pal’, our Grade 7 Junior School students develop a greater sense of responsibility and leadership, a more thorough knowledge of conflict resolution, and a better understanding of others. Our Playground Pals are easily recognized by the bright pink vests that they so proudly wear! Grade 7 students help other students who are having a conflict by listening and helping them work out a solution.
Leaders organize games and activities for Grade 1-4 students during recess and lunch.
Junior School Ambassadors
Guides provide tours to visitors, assist at our open house and act as buddies to prospective and new students.
Grade 7 students volunteer to referee and facilitate the weekly House games in the Junior School.