18 Nov 2022

Kickstarting New Projects, Town Hall

Representatives from the Student Council spoke to Year 10 & 12 students about the processes available for kickstarting new student-led projects and self-initiated opportunities in the second Student Voice Town Hall on Tuesday, 15th November 2022.

The Student Voice Town Hall is a new collaborative initiative launched by the Head Students and Student Advisors Committee to foster connectivity between the Heads & Deputies of the Student Council and the student body. With the Student Council’s top priority being hearing student voices, feedback and suggestions this year, students have been encouraged to share their perspectives through open and productive dialogue and work with the Student Council to generate solutions to make our learning environment the best it can be.

The session started with an introduction of what the Town Halls were about by Sam Hui (13W), Head Student, and Joseph Lau (13D), Head of Student Advisors, elaborating on their personal experiences of participating, contributing, and eventually leading initiatives over their years at Island School. Then, moving onto a Q&A session, students shared their suggestions on Island School’s student leadership process, such as more extensive bridging between senior and younger student leaders and developing more comprehensive processes to inspire students to develop their own projects.

All feedback presented in the meeting has been summarised by the Student Advisors Committee and will be presented to the Senior Leadership Team.

“It was fabulous to see so many Year 10–12 students passionate about elevating school life, and in particular, processes for kickstarting new student-led projects and self-initiated opportunities. The creative and innovative ideas proposed on the topic exhilarate us since we are witnessing history in the making – these sessions are fantastic opportunities for Islanders to contribute to processes that shape their future experiences. This is exactly what the Island School spirit is all about!” said Sam Hui (13W) and Joseph Lau (13D), organisers of the session.

Student Voice Town Halls are available for Years 7–9 students. Please fill in this Google Form before the end of MONDAY, 21st November, if you are interested in signing up for your year group’s session. There is a quota on student numbers, and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more regular updates and announcements on the project and opportunities for students to get involved in our initiatives, please check the Student Council’s Instagram page @isstudentcouncil.