City of Rockingham Junior Mayors elected

City of Rockingham Junior Mayors Keira Fuller and Ella Smith, flanked by Deputy Mayors Sharol Naidu and Emily Musson. Picture: City of Rockingham
City of Rockingham Junior Mayors Keira Fuller and Ella Smith, flanked by Deputy Mayors Sharol Naidu and Emily Musson. Picture: City of Rockingham

ELLA Smith and Keira Fuller are City of Rockingham’s Junior Mayors.

The students from Comet Bay Primary School and Rockingham Montessori School were voted in as mayors during the Junior Council Leadership Team elections.

The elections were an opportunity for Year 6 students across the community to show off their leadership skills.

Emily Musson from Makybe Rise Primary School (Baldivis) and Sharol Naidu from Bungaree Primary School (Rockingham) were chosen as Deputy Mayors.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said the Junior Council program had been running since 1989.

“It started with 12 students and has grown with the community to involve more than 60 Year 6 students from local primary schools and alternative education settings,” he said.

“I salute the class of 2018 on the quality of their speeches and the excellent leadership skills they displayed during the elections.”

The Junior Council meets once a month in the City of Rockingham Chambers and operates in a similar way to an ordinary council meeting.

Rockingham Montessori School principal Vanessa Aikins said Keira had been with the school since she was three years old.

“We are delighted about Keira’s selection as Junior Mayor for the City of Rockingham and have no doubt she will do an exceptional job in this role,” she said.

Comet Bay Primary School principal Graeme Watson said Ella had always been a leader within the school.

“Ella is a positive role model for all students in our school,” he said

“She is an expressive and passionate speaker who has a great breadth of knowledge.”

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