Sociocracy

Sociocracy, also known as dynamic governance, is a system of governance which seeks to achieve solutions that create harmonious social environments as well as productive organisations and businesses. Jarrahdale Primary School promotes the use of Sociocracy as the students are able to execute harmonious creativity whilst being productive in a group atmosphere.

Sociocracy

Sociocracy, also known as dynamic governance, is a system of governance which seeks to achieve solutions that create harmonious social environments as well as productive organisations and businesses. Jarrahdale Primary School promotes the use of Sociocracy as the students are able to execute harmonious creativity whilst being productive in a group atmosphere.

Students & Sociocracy

To create effective, transparent governance and decision-making the students are introduced to Sociocracy.

A good example of how the students use sociocracy is when a new Student Leader needs to be selected. The student will go through a process similar to below:

  • The election leader reads the job description.

The job description defines the aim of the election. As an aim, it establishes the basis for argument and consent. The group will define the functions and tasks of the person to be elected and consent to the job description.

  • Nominations are submitted in writing as simply “X nominates X.”

The students may nominate themselves. They may nominate someone else.

  • Students give their arguments for the person they nominated. 

All arguments for one nominee are presented in the same round, asking the additional nominators if they have arguments to add to those of the first person to present. The election leader should monitor whether arguments are based on the job description and the ability of the person to fulfil its requirements and stop the presenter if they are not. 

  • Nominators change or withdraw nominations. 

After arguments in favour of nominations are presented, members are given the opportunity to change or withdraw their nominations. 

  • Open discussion or rounds on the qualifications of nominated members.

Depending on the size of the circle, members may do rounds to discuss the candidates or have open discussion facilitated by the election leader. At this time any concerns about or objections to candidates may be addressed by the candidate or by other members of the circle. When appropriate, the election leader may suggest that one person seems to be the best candidate. The group must consent to this decision.  

  • Candidates accept or decline

When one candidate has received the consent of all members present, that candidate is asked if they will accept the position. Candidates are not allowed to decline before this point because some candidates might decline prematurely for fear of standing for election or inappropriately believing themselves to be unqualified. On hearing why their peers have elected them, candidates are more likely to accept. 

Candidates may also accept with provisions, such as a modification in the job description, additional financial or personal support, etc. The group must decide to accept these changes by consent. If they do not, another round may be conducted to elect another of the candidates nominated or a new election conducted.

 

Students & Sociocracy

To create effective, transparent governance and decision-making the students are introduced to Sociocracy.

A good example of how the students use sociocracy is when a new Student Leader needs to be selected. The student will go through a process similar to below:

  • The election leader reads the job description.

The job description defines the aim of the election. As an aim, it establishes the basis for argument and consent. The group will define the functions and tasks of the person to be elected and consent to the job description.

  • Nominations are submitted in writing as simply “X nominates X.”

The students may nominate themselves. They may nominate someone else.

  • Students give their arguments for the person they nominated. 

All arguments for one nominee are presented in the same round, asking the additional nominators if they have arguments to add to those of the first person to present. The election leader should monitor whether arguments are based on the job description and the ability of the person to fulfil its requirements and stop the presenter if they are not. 

  • Nominators change or withdraw nominations. 

After arguments in favour of nominations are presented, members are given the opportunity to change or withdraw their nominations. 

  • Open discussion or rounds on the qualifications of nominated members.

Depending on the size of the circle, members may do rounds to discuss the candidates or have open discussion facilitated by the election leader. At this time any concerns about or objections to candidates may be addressed by the candidate or by other members of the circle. When appropriate, the election leader may suggest that one person seems to be the best candidate. The group must consent to this decision.  

  • Candidates accept or decline 

When one candidate has received the consent of all members present, that candidate is asked if they will accept the position. Candidates are not allowed to decline before this point because some candidates might decline prematurely for fear of standing for election or inappropriately believing themselves to be unqualified. On hearing why their peers have elected them, candidates are more likely to accept. 

Candidates may also accept with provisions, such as a modification in the job description, additional financial or personal support, etc. The group must decide to accept these changes by consent. If they do not, another round may be conducted to elect another of the candidates nominated or a new election conducted.

 

Harvest Bounty Resturant

Jarrahdale Primary School held its inaugural Harvest Bounty Restaurant event on Friday, 4 August 2017.

The restaurant was run as a whole-school activity that focussed on the organisational, cooking and customer service skills of our students. It was designed to showcase the culinary skills of our senior class who have participated in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program for all of their primary school years, from kindergarten to Year 6. The Program teaches students to grow, harvest, prepare and share their own food from scratch, and includes weekly cooking and gardening classes.

The senior students (with the assistance of teachers and Gina Price Sociocracy Consulting Group) were able to create effective, transparent governance and decision-making for the event.

Harvest Bounty Resturant

Jarrahdale Primary School held its inaugural Harvest Bounty Restaurant event on Friday, 4 August 2017.

The restaurant was run as a whole-school activity that focussed on the organisational, cooking and customer service skills of our students. It was designed to showcase the culinary skills of our senior class who have participated in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program for all of their primary school years, from kindergarten to Year 6. The Program teaches students to grow, harvest, prepare and share their own food from scratch, and includes weekly cooking and gardening classes.

The senior students (with the assistance of teachers and Gina Price Sociocracy Consulting Group) were able to create effective, transparent governance and decision-making for the event.

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Jarrahdale Primary School

20 Wanliss Street, Jarrahdale

(08) 9526 7100

jarrahdale.ps@education.wa.edu.au

Jarrahdale Environmental Centre Accomodation

Book Online

(08) 9526 7100

jarrahdale.ps@education.wa.edu.au