At St. Ignatius School, we recognize that student engagement, ownership, and accountability are enhanced by providing leadership and mentoring opportunities for students. There are several ways that students in the middle years become involved in their learning community:
- Students in grades 5 – 8 are role models in their capacity as “big buddies”to students in the early years classes. Buddy activities include reading together, working on projects, and celebrating special occasions.
- Students are encouraged to apply for a variety of other leadership positions. Interested applicants are invited to submit a typed letter to theLeadership Selection Committee outlining why they would be well suited for the position. A review of expectations will be provided to all successful candidates. Where necessary, training will be provided before duties commence.
Student Patrols – (application eligibility: Gr 5,6)
This position consists of patroling area crosswalks to help our students get to school safely. Patrols at St. Ignatius School have been honoured with several awards from the Winnipeg City Police over the past five years.
Athletic Council – (application eligibility: Gr 5,6,7,8)
This position consists of programming and implementation of lunchtime intramural sports. Score keeping for the St Ignatius athletic teams is also included. Referee and scorekeeper training will be provided.
Student Secretary – (application eligibility: Gr 6,7,8)
This position consists of answering the phones and greeting visitors in the school office during the lunch hour. This position will be scheduled on a rotation.
Lunch Monitor – (application eligibility: Gr. 6,7,8)
This position consists of eating lunch with a primary class and helping the lunch supervisor. One or two students may apply for K, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3. Depending on the number of applicants, students may work on a one or two week rotation so that they will have an opportunity to eat with their own class sometimes.
Student Council- (Gr 7, 8 elected positions)
An opportunity for leadership at St. Ignatius School is the Student Council. There are five elected positions- President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations- which run for the duration of the school year. The Student Council meets once a week to reach their mandate which involves leadership activities that promote the growth of the school’s spiritual, social, physical, and academic goals.
This year our council is a very capable group of young people who are eager to serve St. Ignatius School.
Morning Announcements – (application eligibility: Gr 7,8)
This position consists of delivering morning announcements to the St. Ignatius student population each morning for a period of one week at a time. Teams of two candidates should apply for a shared position. Several teams will be hired.
Social Justice Committee- (application eligibility: Gr 6, 7, 8)
Student members of this committee are encouraged to develop their leadership skills by using their gifts and passions directed towards purposeful social justice initiatives. Students have the opportunity to lead campaigns according to themes structured around the Catholic Social Teachings. Students are involved in all areas of the research, communication, advocacy, and “hands-on” work.
Yearbook Committee – (application eligibility: Gr. 8)
This committee will be responsible for designing the grade eight yearbook and the grade 8 farewell video. These positions consist of attending monthly lunch hour meetings from October to April and weekly lunch hour meetings from April to June. There will be a number of positions to fill within this committee.