During the month of February our senior students and our school staff spent time looking at the qualities we require in our school leaders. At the end of 2017 a decision was made to dispense with a student council. Instead, we ask all of our Yr 6 students to be leaders and give a number of opportunities to volunteer and develop leadership skills. We have continued the school tradition of school captains and asked all of our Yr 5 and 6 students to nominate boys and girls they believe consistently live out our school values and practice the skills and attitudes on our agreed leadership criteria. The nominations were shortlisted against the criteria and then by the number of nominations. Near the end of February it was announced that Abby Pohlner and Zach Everall were to be our school captains for 2018. We again congratulate Zach and Abby and remind them both that in accepting this honour they are required to maintain their own high standards and be ready to help all in our school community.