Leadership Camp

​All Saints' Primary School believe that leadership within the Year 6 cohort is an essential part of the primary school years. Our Year 6 cohort attends a Leadership Day in Term 1 where they learn to work as a team and how to become leaders within the school community.

The one-day event is filled with activities that build teamwork, confidence and social skills that will help them throughout their leadership roles and their lives. Currently, we run the event at the school and we complement this with a Year 5/6 camp later in the term.​ An additional Year 6 camp is held in Term 4 with student from the entire district invited.

Why is leadership essential for Year 6 students?

Leadership is essential for Year 6 students for several reasons. It can help them to:

  • Develop their self-confidence and self-esteem. When students take on leadership roles, they learn to believe in themselves​​ and their abilities. They also learn to take responsibility for their actions and decisions.
  • Learn how to work effectively with others. ​Leadership requires teamwork and cooperation. When students work together to achieve a common goal, they learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflict and compromise.
  • Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills. Leaders need to be able to think critically and solve problems creatively. They also need to be able to make sound decisions, even when faced with uncertainty.
  • Gain a sense of purpose and belonging. Leadership can give students a sense of purpose and belonging. When they feel like they are making a difference, they are more likely to be engaged in school and their community.
  • Prepare for the future. The world of work is increasingly demanding leadership skills. By developing these skills in primary school, students will be well-positioned for success in high school, university and beyond.
  • For the All Saints' students, being a Catholic school, their religious learnings are integrated by focusing on service to the school and their school community. To lead is to serve.
In conclusion, leadership is essential for Year 6 students because it can help them to develop the skills and qualities they need to succeed in school, in their careers, and life.