Preparing for Handover

Lindi Harding
St Augustine's School

This year at St Augustines, due to popular demand of the your move leadership roles, we are having 4 teams of 4 leaders, one team for each term.

As it was the final week of Term 1 the team got together to prepare a handover for the Term 2 team. We started by reviewing and checking off all the activities that had been achieved in Term 1. This was a great opportunity to reflect on how hard these 4 students had worked in 10 weeks to get the school moving in 2022.

We tallied up the points the have been accumulated during the term and celebrated achieving Platinum already in just one Term. We discussed what the school are likely to spend the points on that have been earned this term. The students were proud to know that they have contributed to the ability to for the school to offer bike education and constable care excursions for the younger classes and possibly even installing a bike cage.

The team reflected on their own excursions and bike education during their younger years and realised that previous your move teams had laid the groundwork for these. It was really special see the penny drop on the 'circle of life' of your move in our school.

I will be sad to see this team go.

On reflection of my last 2 sentences and hearing from other Champions today about how they run their Your Move Student Teams. I might chat with our staff and consider having other year levels in our Your Move team to help with program knowledge sustainability and longevity. One team per term certainly keeps enthusiasm at its peak, but it doesn't fully allow long term planning, succession or capacity building.

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James (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing how your team structure works. It is always interesting to see the different ways school's run their teams and the ensuing pros and cons. I know that Coolbinia have changed teams each term for many years now and it seems to work for them, but I can also see the advantages of having a consistant team for a year and some members even crossing over into the next year. You have earned 10 points for your team meetings in Term 1, 20 for your detailed reflections and other 5 for sharing your 'lessons learned' on having short cycles for team membership.

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