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News from Head of Secondary, Izabella Słoczyńska

Student Council Elections

 

Last Tuesday, 7th October the entire secondary student body gathered in the dining room for the Student Council elections. This is an eagerly anticipated annual event, and is an important component of the student voice at our school.

The Student Council meets regularly and is composed of two representatives from each class in the secondary school from year 7 to 13. Any student can choose to stand for election as Chairperson. This important role involves holding regular meetings of the Student Council, listening to student views, liaising with the school management and administration, representing the Secondary School students at functions when required, organising social and charity events for students and  implementing changes agreed by the Head of Secondary and the Principal. As you can see this is quite a responsible position, and helps students develop skills such as public speaking, organisation, motivating others, teamwork, leadership and management.

It takes a great deal of courage to stand for election, yet every year there are students willing to organise a campaign and present their ideas to 400 of their peers and all of the teachers.There are campaign rules each set of candidates has to follow and elections are conducted form by form following a strict procedure to ensure a secret ballot and one vote is cast per person.The votes are then counted by a team of staff immediately after the elections and the result is announced the following morning.

This year the following students stood for election:

Marin Magre and Aristide Arnulf,

Zahra Dry and Inka Hadiputro,

Mila Rowyszyn and Dora Petroiu,

Michał Majcherczak.

Their presentations were interesting, entertaining and thought provoking as well as demonstrating interesting IT and research skills in many cases. It is good to see such commitment and courage. Well done to all of the candidates. A total of 394 votes were counted on Tuesday at 15.45.

There was a landslide victory for Marin Magre.

Congratulations to the winning Chairperson for 2014-2015!

 

Dates for your Diary:

It has come to my attention that the dates on our school website for the entire school year were lost when the website was upgraded. This is being remedied as I write, so please do check the website calendar for forthcoming events. In the meantime, here are a few dates for next week:

Monday 13 October- Year 9 Parent Forum at 16.15 Room 101

Tuesday 14 October- Teachers Day

Wednesday 15 October-Year 13 ‘Meet the Teacher” at 18.30 IB Common Room

Thursday 16 October- Harvard University admissions presentation 11.30. Year 11, Year 12 and their parents are most welcome.

Friday 17 October- Careers Day for all Secondary School students.

 

Mrs Izabella Słoczyńska

Head of Secondary School

 

 

 

 

 

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