At St Matthias we work to help our students develop knowledge and understanding, a positive attitude to themselves and others and the skills to help them enjoy a successful life. We promote the idea of ‘A St Matthias Student’ throughout our school.
In school we have been busy recruiting a team of student ambassadors across all year groups who demonstrate these values and act as positive role models across the school. Our student ambassadors are enthusiastic, display wonderful leadership and are committed to helping others and improving our school. Students were invited to complete a formal application form and these were then cross referenced against their behaviour points and conduct around school. Our chosen team of ambassadors truly represent St. Matthias students at their best!
Our student ambassadors will now be encouraged to demonstrate their leadership and communication skills and inspire other students to take a more active role in representing our school. They will set the tone of their role choosing activities which they want to lead and participate in. In addition to planning and promoting quizzes and themed days, for example Christmas, our student ambassadors will support with staff interviews, showing visitors around our school and meeting with SLT to provide student voice.
Well done to all who applied and congratulations to the final 8 students from each year group who were eventually chosen!
Student Ambassadors in Action
Our ambassadors have been incredibly busy since their appointment at the start of term! Here is a round up of their highlights!
Year 10 ambassadors and Year 7 ambassadors have led our school assemblies on the importance of getting a good nights sleep. They were confident and informative, sharing with our student body the importance of switching off devices etc before bed. The year 7 ambassadors even brought in props!
Year 8 ambassadors judged the Black History Month writing competition and will be awarding the prizes next half term. They read every entry and came up with their own criteria for selecting the winners. They took their role very seriously!
Year 9 ambassadors had afternoon tea with the Mayoress. They were able to ask her some questions and share with her their ambitions for school and for their own lives. They represented us wonderfully!