PURPOSE OF STUDENT COUNCIL
Student Council is an organization conducted by students and supervised by adults. The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body. They help share student ideas, interests and concerns with the school wide community.
The function of the student council is based upon parliamentary procedures. Ideas are presented, voted upon and confirmed by the student body president. Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school are welcome to become involved.
Roles of Student Council
The President of the student council not only represents all students at the school but also specifically represents the student council as a whole. The president is responsible for coordinating all student council activities and is typically in charge of running student council meetings. Duties usually include working with students to resolve problems, informing school administration of ideas emanating from the student body and setting a great example for all students in the council. The President will regularly meet with the Principal and other SLT members over school improvement.
The Vice Presidents work with the President on all issues and can stand in for the President if she is absent. They also co-ordinate and work with the other groups and encourage students to come up with ideas and set a positive example for all the students at GFM. The Vice Presidents will regularly meet with the Principal and other SLT members over school improvement.
School Development Officers will mainly look at school improvement and ideas for helping students. SDP officers will oversee and organize the other groups and act as leaders in the student council. They will be in charge of each group and to make sure that students are working productively as a group in the student council.
Will work with the Head of Houses, to create competitions and oversee different events in GFM. Helping teachers with House points, creating a fun and positive environment within the school.
Digital Yearbook Organizers
These students will collect pictures and events throughout the school year and prepare a yearbook for all secondary students to highlight everything that happened in GFM for the Year.
Students will work with the IT and school Innovation team to see how technology could be implemented in classroom and break activities. They will also report on Microsoft teams and the problems and areas for improvement it has.
These students will focus on making the school more ecologically friendly and work on issues such as recycling, green planet, use of recyclable masks and many other issues about the environment.
Discipline and Social Distancing Monitors
These students will look at student’s behavior and social distancing. They will complete surveys to see where there is issues with social distancing. They will be able to monitor the halls at break and lunch.
Health and Well-Being Officers
These students will focus on Mental Health and how can students be more included at school. They will work closely alongside the school counselor and come up with initiatives and programs to focus on students throughout the school.
Hear from Our Student Council
Hello! GFM parents and students, I'm Muna Nimer, a year ten student and the student council president here in GEMS Founders School - Al Mizhar from 2020-2021.
It is an honour for my student council team and me to represent our school with bright and innovative thoughts. My goal here in GFM is to give students a voice, a right to doubt their worries and concerns without thinking twice, and be as honest as possible as they say; without the children's voice, there is no contrast or equality.
Hello, I am Aisha the courageous Knights house captain. I lead by goals and work not just by word. This is why I love being in student council as it is a growing hub for ambition and innovation. I am always open to new ideas and love to hear feedback from my peers.
I wish you a warm welcome and it's a pleasure to have you here.
My name is Ashwati Palanivel; from yr.9D, Courageous Knights
My role in the student council is the Health and Wellbeing Officer. Our job here is to change people's views of mental disorders as they are often overlooked. Additionally, we aid people facing mental health disorders by discussing their emotions and experiences. We do this so that anyone with mental disorders can be in a friendly environment in this school either if they're already in the school or are going to be enrolled in the upcoming years.
I am also the editor for the school's YouTube channel! My job is to edit clips with transitions, color correction, and many more effects to upload to our youtube channel.
Overall the student council has helped me gain confidence and improve my leadership skills as they encourage me to be independent and to share and express my ideas.
Year 9D, Health, and Wellbeing Officer
I am Hala from 7F, Ambitious Archers.
I am part of the Student Council and my role is the Social Distancing Monitor.
During the student council meetings, I really enjoy how we start discussing different solutions to different problems and how we all work together as a team to develop our school. Everyone has a chance to talk, a chance to say his opinion, and it is all about the love and trust between students.
Hi my name is Rose and I am in year 10C.
I am a Health and Well Being Representative in the student council. Don't hesitate to ask for help or talk to me, I'll be happy to help with anything you guys need. I hope you have a great day!