Leadership Groups


Elizabeth Ballantyne has a special group of students called Ambassadors. They are all grade 6 children who apply for the position. Once they submit their application, candidates are selected. Ambassadors have specific responsibilities and tasks to perform all year long. They help the staff members in a multitude of ways.

Yard Games Leaders

The yard game leaders are students who are trained though workshops led by a staff member - usually a Behaviour Technician. This training focuses on the development of leadership and organizational skills. They learn how to manage equipment, mediate a conflict, and encourage all students to play and move. They also learn how to evaluate and to be flexible - sometimes the game they selected to play does not work out as planned and different strategies are explored.  The qualities acquired through this program are responsibility, generosity, observational skills and how to think quickly and be cooperative.

Green Team

The Green Team is composed of grade 4 and 5 students who meet once a week on Mondays. They raise awareness about the importance of composting, and how it benefits the Earth. The Green Team members grow seedlings to plants, which are later transplanted into the Hydroponic Tower. The students learn how to operate the hydroponic growing system and take care of the plants. Once the plants are fully grown, they are used for our annual salad sale, which takes place before the March break. After the March break, the same tower is used to plant flowers, which are then replanted outside.