Strong student leadership characterises Island School’s spirit. All that we do aims to enhancing the student experience by:
- Providing opportunity
- Broadening horizons
- Supporting wellbeing
- Promoting ethical and responsible citizenship
The Student Council
The new Student Leadership Council comprises is chaired by the Head Students. It is further represented by leaders in seven key areas:
Learning – Sport – Arts – Communication – Student Welfare – Environment – Community Outreach
Their agreed mission for the coming year is “to achieve inclusion within the Island School community and to reflect on issues in the world with a forward-thinking framework, all with adequate flexibility to adapt to the decant …. to honour the respect of Island School and through this achieve a positive and open-minded learning environment.”
School student leadership is now further strengthened by School Ambassadors. These students represent Island School at internal and external events; they meeting school visitors and take guests on tours around campus as required. As such, they are very much the face and embodiment of the Island School spirit. The Ambassadors come from all Houses, each displaying the model student qualities that are expected of them. Again, next year in the decant, Ambassadors will be selected for both campuses.
Head Students, Gobind Thind, Rachel Handley, Gloria Leung and Jaime Lam
Our main priority this year will be to ensure that the students feel like part of one Island School on two campuses. This means better communication, more opportunities for collaboration, and improving convenience for students to plan and lead events between the two sites. With the move to Sha Tin, we have the privilege of being right in the centre of the Sha Tin local community. This opens up many opportunities for us Head Students to create new community outreach projects and events for the students to immerse themselves in.
Another main priority for us as head students is to ensure that the student body gets a voice. As leaders of the student council, we are aware of many of the issues that the students face and we will do our best as a council to implement change to fix these issues. We act as a platform between the school’s senior leadership team, and the student body as a whole. Another priority for us is to improve the communication between student leaders and the Island School community, in order to do this, we have made an Instagram account (@isheadstudents), to which we will post updates on student council achievements, event updates and other exciting things.