Student Leadership

Explore Student Leadership Opportunities at East Lake School

At East Lake School, we believe in empowering students to become leaders and actively contribute to our school community. Our Student Leadership programs offer various opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, make a positive impact, and take pride in their school.

Student Council for Grades 5-6

Our Student Council is a platform for students in grades 5-6 to become leaders, organizers, and promoters of school-wide activities and celebrations. Through the Student Council, students have the opportunity to plan and coordinate events such as spirit weeks, fundraisers, community service projects, and special assemblies. By actively engaging in decision-making processes, students learn valuable leadership, teamwork, and communication skills while fostering school spirit and unity.

Gotcha Club

The Gotcha Club is our student committee dedicated to promoting, supporting, and upholding our school-wide Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. Members of the Gotcha Club work collaboratively with staff to recognize and reinforce positive behaviours among their peers and to identify strategies to support positive peer interactions and learning experiences at our school. They play an essential role in implementing PBIS initiatives, such as acknowledging acts of kindness, demonstrating respect, and following school expectations. Through their efforts, the Gotcha Club contributes to creating a positive and inclusive school climate where all students feel valued and supported.

Peer Pals

The Peer Pal Program is a unique initiative that promotes positive relationships and social-emotional learning among students of different age groups. Older students (mentors) are paired with younger students to engage in activities, games, and conversations during recess and lunch breaks. Through these interactions, mentors serve as role models, friends, and supportive companions for their younger peers, helping them feel welcomed, valued, and included in the school community.

Other School Tasks and Duties

In addition to formal leadership roles, students have opportunities to contribute to the school community through various tasks and duties. These responsibilities may include:

  • Collecting and sorting recycling and compost to promote environmental sustainability.
  • Assisting office staff with clerical tasks, such as delivering messages, organizing materials, and providing support during school events.
  • Serving as peer mentors or buddies to younger students, providing guidance, support, and friendship.
  • Participating in school beautification projects, such as gardening, mural painting, or maintaining outdoor spaces.

By participating in these activities, students develop important life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, time management, and empathy, while fostering a sense of ownership and pride in their school environment.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.