Student takes over St Joseph's Denman for a day!

On Wednesday  June 3, St Joseph's Primary School Denman took part in 'Student Principal for a Day' which is a national initiative of the Principals Australia Institute (PAI).

To be considered for Principal, all Year 5 & 6 students wrote an application letter to the Principal and the teachers at the school were responsible for reading through all the applications and selecting the most appropriate candidate. Katie Spiteri from Year 6 was successful.

Katie said she was grateful for the opportunity.

"I am very thankful for this opportunity and the experience in my final year at this school.

"I am proud to call myself Principal of St Joseph's Denman Primary School and I will show great leadership and follow the excellent example I've been shown and I will do this with pride," she said as part of her presentation at the P&F Meeting.

One of the things Katie said she would like to see continue at her school after she leaves would be "the sportsmanship and encouragement that the students and staff show to each other.

"I like this school because there is no bullying," she said. "We have a great playground and facilities; I have great friends, great teachers and I have learnt so much throughout the 7 years I have been here."

On the day Katie had a chance to:

  1. Step into the shoes of "principal" for the day
  2. Take part in a number of leadership opportunities throughout the day including running an assessment for students, running the morning assemblies, liaising with parents and visiting classrooms and
  3. Contribute to a national online student conversation about leadership.

Congratulations Katie and thank you for your leadership of St Joseph's Primary. 

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Aaron Moon is the Principal of St James' Primary School, Muswellbrook.