Here is my speech that I presented to the whole 5/6 cohort on the 30.10.18
School captain speech
Hello and thanks for being here. For those that don’t know me, my name is Charlotte. I have been at this school since prep. I have two younger sisters Hannah and Mia. Mia in prep and Hannah in year 2. I am standing here to today, as a worthy candidate for school captain, here’s why. There are 4 qualities that I believe would make a great school captain. Leadership, communication, being open to new learning experiences and strong organizational skills.
First to leadership. I think leadership is the most important quality of the four.
So what is a leader?
A leader is a person who rules or guides or inspires others. I have had the opportunity to guide others in leadership roles during my time at MPPS. Here are some examples. I was the netball vice-captain for the inter school sports working with the other captains and the teams. Through questioning and listening, I made sure that everyone was happy in the positions they got but also had the opportunity to try new positions. It was also my role to keep the team in good spirits by encouraging and cheering them on. I also acted as school captain last year when the five-sixes were on camp. This felt like a big step but I feel it has given me some prior knowledge for what to expect. If I get the role.
Another important skill you need as a school captain is good communication skills. Whether it is listening, writing or speaking. I believe that listening is as important as speaking. I am a good listener, am patient and care about people’s ideas.
School captains should be able to speak to the whole assembly, write reports for the school newsletter and help the new preps and families at the orientation. I believe I demonstrate some of these skills. In a netball team you have to communicate together to get the ball where you want it to go. I really enjoy writing and sharing information with others. Being an older sibling I have the experience with communicating with younger kids and also the experience with older people through my extended family.
The third quality. Being open to new experiences is important because it is important to challenge yourself to be able to also challenge others. Even though sometimes I am a bit nervous I still like to explore new things. Going to music camp with four different schools and playing the flute for 4 days in a row is a good example. It was loads of fun even if it was very new to me.
This year has been my first year of being a buddie to a prep. Being a buddie comes with its challenges. But also with its joy. Being a buddie was a new experience for me. I did my best I think I could have done better in some areas but I think I went okay and that my buddie would agree to.
Finally the fourth quality. I believe an important and crucial school captain skill is organization because you have the responsibility for others. For example leading the S.R.C meetings, Being present on the days you are needed and running the assembly. Examples of my organization skills include checking the board for what books the class needs to get for the day, so I am not rushing out of class to get books. I also like to do a lot of activities after school which means I have to be organised and do my homework and planning at the start of the week.
In summary I believe I have a lot of the experience and qualities to be a successful school captain. But what will I do for you?
I will do my best to be respectful, inclusive, listen to your ideas and always be approachable.
“Leadership is an action, not a position “and I am ready to guide and inspire you”
Thank you for listening to my speech for why I believe I would make a great school captain