student voice & leadership

Leadership Program

At Commercial Road Primary we believe that every child has the potential to be a leader given the right set of circumstances and environment. With this in mind, each year we run a Young Leaders’ Program for our Grade 4 and 5 students to help all individuals reach their full leadership potential and instil a culture of leadership within the school.

The Young Leaders’ Program:

  • Develops confidence, character and citizenship in young people.

  • Promotes both personal and public leadership.

  • Is based on the building blocks of presentation skills, responsibility, organization and teamwork.



Student Leadership

All students in Years 5 and 6 are provided with the opportunity to take on Leadership positions within the school.

Each year a Student Leadership program is run and students learn about the skills and attitudes needed to be a successful school leader. Our School leaders model appropriate behaviour and help to create a supportive environment.

School leaders are actively involved in the running of the school and bring a student centred perspective to all we do. Leadership roles include Captains and Vice Captains, House Captains, Prefects, Junior School Councillors, School Magazine Editors and Lunchtime Links Co-ordinators.


Junior School Council

Junior School Council is seen as an important and valuable opportunity at Commercial Road Primary School, for students to have a voice within the school and develop organisational and communication skills.

Their peers elect students from Grade 3 to Grade 6 classes for a twelve month term of office. The Junior School Council meets with nominated teachers once a week. They discuss any items raised by the students of the various classes, as well as perform a range of fundraising and awareness activities for charity.