"What is it like to be a Head of Primary?"
Being part of a through school, with students ranging from 3 to 18 years of age, brings many benefits. Collaborations exist between the Primary and Secondary sections of our school which means, from a Primary standpoint, we can draw on the skills and expertise of our older Secondary students to mentor our younger charges.
One Year 12 student spent last Friday in the role of Head of Primary. Here is what she had to say about the event.
Last Friday, in celebration of World Children’s Day, the Secondary students in BVIS had an amazing opportunity to experience a professional working environment, by taking over their teachers’ roles for one day. It was my great honor to be the Head of Primary in this Take Over Day initiative.
"The day passed by with so many exciting activities from different aspects of the position, that were all above my expectations. I started the day by leading a staff meeting with the Primary teachers, who were very welcoming and professional. Getting to help and support the small students throughout the day was an absolute delight! I was especially amazed at their ability to speak English when they performed and hosted the weekly assembly. I was thrilled to finish the day with a strategic meeting with Mr. Mark Sayer, the principal, and other staff members, where we discussed solutions for some school matters.
Doing this role for the day has hugely benefited me as a student. I was able to polish my leadership skills, critical thinking skills as well as getting to experience what it is like to be working with the professionals. Being the Head of Primary was really fun to be honest, but challenging at the same time. Take Over Day has really given me a taste of how it feels to be in an actual working environment. Moreover, performing the teachers’ roles has helped me to realise what an amazing job our teachers have been doing!"