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Student Leadership

At Rio Terrace we empower our students to make effective personal decisions by giving them authentic leadership opportunities whenever possible. 


Goal One: Every child will develop a set of habits that support their interpersonal success

Goal Two: Every child will develop effective decision-making skills through authentic leadership opportunities at school

Goal Three: Every child will develop a sense of custodial responsibility for the planet under their feet




At Rio Terrace we use the following keystone ideas to guide our student leadership initiatives:


Responsibility: I take ownership of my actions and learn from my mistakes

Integrity: I am honest and fair

Opportunity: I know how to find the opportunity that lies at the heart of every challenge

Compassion: I go out of my way to help others

Accountability: I build trust with my team through open conversation 

Respect:I show regard for the rights of others

Empathy: I consider the feelings of others when making a decision

Service: I work to make the whole community better for everyone


Authentic Leadership Opportunities


At Rio Terrace children have a broad range of opportunities to build leadership skills. These include:

  • Student Council

  • Student Office Helpers

  • AMA School Patrols

  • The Me to We team

  • Buddy Bench Ambassadors

  • The Morning Announcements Media Team

  • The School Musical Tech Support Team

  • The Grade 6 Musical Performance Team

  • Recycling Club

  • The OWLs Team

  • Garden Club

  • Running Club

  • The Bags of Hope Project

  • The Family Hampers Project

  • Reading Buddies

  • The Peer Tutoring Project

  • Terry Fox Run

  • Carnaval d’Hiver

  • The Snow Angels Team

  • Rio Rocks

  • Choir/ Handbells

  • Valentine’s Day cards to neighbourhood residents