You know, when I went to school, it was pretty common for the teachers' kids to be school captains.
Funnily enough, this was just accepted by the school community.
I mean, of course the school captains would be the teachers' kids.
What else did you expect?
Ummm...what's a school captain?
A school captain is kind of like 'head prefect'.
In practice, they're the kid that says a prayer, or acts as a student ambassador for the school during events, cultural activities, etc.
In theory, they are (depending which schools you go to) supposed to involved in pastoral care, and be a spokesman for students in regards to 'conditions'. Usually they have access to a forum, along with other 'ranking' students, to discuss developments with the school administration. Stuff like "the year 11 kids want a common room", or "there's never any toilet paper in the toilets", or "students who are driving to school don't have a place to park their car", etc.
It's mostly an honorary role. In theory it is given to children who show a capacity for leadership. In practice it is given to the teachers' kids.
Btw. I went to a few schools (two secondary schools). One was a private Anglican school, the other was a public state school.
I don't remember how captains were selected at the private school, but at the private school there was a round of nominations, then the nominees made a speech to discuss their goals (i.e. their 'policies') then all the students would vote.
After the 'vote' the teachers would just pick someone. I'm sure of it. I really don't think they counted our votes.
p.s. I never got involved in any of that. I had something like 75% attendance in my last two years of high-school, and my recess and lunch periods were taken up with me getting off the premises to go for a smoke. I was too busy to get involved in 'politics'! :)
p.p.s. While my attendance was so low that I had to plead a case that I should not be expelled, my girlfriend's attendance was 100%. She was one of two out of several hundred students in our graduating class to have been at school *every single day*. Which was pretty funny, given that she used to stay at my house most of the time. So, I'd drive her to school, then go and do something else for the day.. :P
p.p.p.s. My *actual* attendance was actually higher than the record indicated. I was just contemptuous of the process, so even though I often enough actually *was* at school, I didn't go to the roll-call. (again, I was probably smoking.. :)