As a global group of schools, there are many integral differences between each and every Nord Anglia school, which could be cultural, the curriculum, interaction with the local community, assessments used etc. However, all Nord Anglia schools globally follow the key philosophy of ‘Be Ambitious’.
At the British International School of Shanghai, Puxi Campus this is clearly discerned by the strong and active Student Leadership team, which is comprised of Head Students, Deputy Head Students, House Captains, Deputies and Class Student Council Representatives. As a student leadership body, this dynamic group of children is vocal, confident, organised and full of great ideas to implement in school. They are Nord Anglia’s ambitious leaders of tomorrow!
The Student Council meets weekly to discuss events that they would like to be involved in at school. Since their nomination in September, children across the Primary School have chosen which special days they would like to organise across the Primary School for the coming year. For example, the Student Council has recently been organising BISS Space Day on Friday 25 November, which they also announced to their year groups in assembly time. These creative student leaders have designed and made posters, treasure hunts and a space competition with prizes. I am excited to see how the day unfolds.
The Head Students and House Captains have planned and organised a stall at the Winter Fair to raise money for charity. They will soon be making gingerbread cookies, which children at the fair will decorate and take home. The House Captains and Deputies wish to plan a Christmas tug of war house competition which is on the agenda to plan in the next meeting.
As Student Leadership Coordinator, I feel honoured and very proud of the student leadership body and always look forward to meetings, listening and assisting in fine tuning their plans and helping to put their ideas and creativity into concrete plans and action. They are an excellent example of Nord Anglia’s ‘Be Ambitious’ philosophy.