Gred Blurple – Engaging House Captains and Student Leaders
Being an Edge Hill State School student leader is an honour.
To represent one’s school both within and outside school grounds carries responsibility and requires initiative and integrity. It is always rewarding for those involved in the student leadership selection process to witness the enthusiasm and dedication displayed by students seeking election.
Recently we have inducted the student leaders for 2017, including, House Sport Captains, Music and Language Captains and importantly, School Captain and Vice Captains. There are also Student Councillors from Years 4 and 5 who have been elected alongside these senior leaders.
All of the newly appointed representatives will have jobs and special responsibilities throughout the year in addition to learning and extra-curricular pursuits. School leaders need to demonstrate excellent behaviour and respect for all members of the school community. School leaders are role models, ambassadors, problem solvers, honest and constructive, polite and well presented at all times. Student leaders must show care and concern for their fellow students, support for teachers, be honest and diligent and understand the importance of the role they have been given. We are confident that our 2017 Student Leadership team are well prepared for the tasks ahead of them. In fact, they are already proving they have the skills and capacity to meet the demands of leadership.
One of the first initiatives undertaken by senior student leaders this year has been popular lunchtime Gred Blurple Activities. Gred Blurple is a compound title formed by combining the words green, red, blue and purple; the four house colours at Edge Hill State School. Gred Blurple Activities have included games, music and cultural activities and challenges specifically engaging students from Years 3 and 4. Captains work with a group of younger students to teach a game or song which is then played or practiced. The purpose of Gred Blurple Activities is to encourage relationship building between the school’s elected representatives and younger students, as well as providing fun, engaging activities for students during recess breaks.
Students have been turning out in great numbers to join in these Gred Blurple activities and we are very proud of the encouragement and support the new leaders have demonstrated.