At Spectrum International School, leadership is an important area for student learning. We believe that everyone has the potential to exercise leadership, whether or not in formal positions. Leadership is not a responsibility confined to the ‘badge wearers’ and is shared by all students and staff. “Any action we do that makes the world in which we live a better place” is the paradigm shift for our leaders of tomorrow.
Our goal is to have students understand what is involved in ethical and effective leadership, and to assess and develop their own abilities so that they are more confident and able to provide leadership when required. Through participation in the whole of school Student Council Program (SCP) and involvement in community service projects, students learn about the skills involved in effective leadership and the ethics of leadership in the context of community service. Students are encouraged to take on leadership positions at all levels within the school and wider community.
The functions and activities of the Student Council support the mission and objectives of the Council and promote the development of our school and the welfare of our students.
The fundamental functions of the Council are outlined as follows:
- Representing the views of the student body to the SMT
- Promoting good communications within the school
- Supporting the educational development and progress of students
- Assisting with induction and/or mentoring for new students
- Contributing to the development of school policy
- Assisting in school sporting and cultural activities
- Assisting with or organising fund-raising events for charity
- Liaising with Student Councils in other schools
The Council consists of the following members:
|The Chair must ensure that the Council functions properly, that there is full participation during meetings that all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out.|
|The Vice-Chair will support the Chair in his role; perhaps chair parts of meetings if requested to by the Chair and stand in for the Chair if they are unable to attend a meeting.|
|The Secretary will minute the School Council meetings, noting down any decisions made, jobs that need to be done and any other important opinions or business.|
|The Sports Councillor will organise and lead sports activities within the school and liaise with other schools in terms of arrangement of interschool sports events and competitions.|
Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) Councillor:
|The CAS Councillor will initiate and coordinate various activities within and outside the school aimed to provide a ‘counterbalance’ to the academic rigour of the educational programme of the school so that school students can learn through personal experience and how to take actions in the service of others.|