Student Voice & Leadership 2019

Avondale Primary School promotes active student participation as a means to improve student outcomes and engagement. Student participation ranges from students sharing their opinions of problems and potential solutions through Student Representative Councils, to students providing feedback associated with school strategic planning. It also includes our students sharing their ‘voice’ in class by collaborating with teachers to improve educational outcomes.

Students are encouraged to share their voice through:

  • school leadership positions such as school and house captains
  • representing their classes on Student Representative Council or Friendship Action Team (Bullying Prevention Team)
  • taking weekly Friday Assembly that reinforces our school values
  • organising events within the school e.g. student led clubs, fundraising activities
  • class discussions and student feedback
  • participation in their own self-evaluation both formally and informally
  • personal goal setting

Avondale is promoting student voice and the opportunity for students to be a leader and have a say.
This 3/4 class are learning about the core traits which are needed to be a good leader. Students played games and learnt about the 4 main types of qualities; Confidence with Humility, Others Focus, Reliability and Empathy.

Community Circles

Student Representative Council (Junior & Senior)

The 2019 Junior and Senior SRC (Student Representative Council) meet on Thursdays for the first half of lunch. During these meetings students represent the ideas of their classmates and organise school events such as raising money for charities.

The first fundraising event the SRC has planned is raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) through its Good Friday Appeal (
The SRC ask  that students to wear casual clothes on the last day of Term 1 – Friday the 5th of April and bring in a gold coin donation.

Grade 6 Student leadership team
The student leadership team model leadership and positive behaviour to others, contribute to the school coordination and participate actively in the school community and its activities.

Students are selected to leadership positions following a selection process which includes:

1. Presentations to their peers

2. Short listing following an election process with their peers

3. Short listed students are interviewed and School and House Captains are selected

4. The student leadership team is then mentored through the year

Click here to view a copy of our Student positions of responsibility information flyer

School Captain:

Kevin Pho


School Captain

Imogen Mina


Vice Captain:

Matthew Hoang

Vice Captain:

Kary Wu


Yellow House Captain:

Alexander Thomas


Yellow House Captain:

Samara Gallone

Yellow Vice Captain

Louis Ng

Yellow Vice Captain

Kristy Le



Blue House Captain

Lucas Checinski

Blue House Captain

Chloe He


Blue Vice Captain

Jamie Starzer

Blue Vice Captain:

Katerina Kosmas



Red House Captain

Jacob Vizzini


Red House Captain

Delcine  Li


Red Vice Captain

Bovey Huang


Red Vice Captain

Leah Brophy



Green House Captain

Arden Stevens


Green House Captain

Sofia Tamandong


Green Vice Captain

Daniel Tadros


Green Vice Captain

Chrissie Koucoulis



Flag monitor

Farj Mourad


Flag monitor

Georgia Williams



Students Leadership Meetings

The grade 5/6 student leaders are meeting regularly to share their voice about what they like to see happen at Avondale Primary. During this time, the group of students also create and publish a monthly student voice magazine to communicate to all members of the Avondale Primary community what has been happening around our school.

GRIP Student leadership conference: May 2019 Moonee Valley Racecourse

'The conference was funny when we played Loud Noises and did silly games. It was also inspiring when we learnt core character traits and heard the opinions of others. The day was also very social because we got to talk to students from other schools and ask the panel questions at the end.'
By Imogen Mina and Kevin Pho

2018 School Captains laying a wreath at the Australian War memorial, Canberra.

2018 Grade 6 student leaders attending opening of Avondale Heights Library courtyard and African drumming workshop.