Our Secondary Student Council serves the student body in all aspects of school life by linking students, teachers, and the greater community.
The purpose of our 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 and voted upon for the Student Council Chair to take to the Secondary Leadership Team. Any student that is interested in leadership or event planning can nominate themselves to stand as their Class Representative.
The Chair of the Student Council not only represents the Secondary students at the school but also specifically represents the student council as a whole. The Chair is responsible for running student council meetings. Duties usually include working with students to resolve problems, informing the Secondary Leadership Team of ideas from the student body, and setting a great example for all students in the council.
The Vice-Chairs work with the Chair on all issues and can stand in for them if they are absent. They also coordinate and work with special interest groups (see below) and encourage students to come up with ideas and set a positive example for all the students at PACE British School.
These students, led by one of the Vice-Chairs, will focus on wellbeing and how can students be more included at school. They will work closely alongside the Secondary Inclusion teacher and the Head of Pastoral Care and come up with initiatives and programs to focus on students throughout the school. Events managed by this group include: Wellbeing Week, Mental Health Awareness and Peer Counselling
The promotion of UAE and Emirati culture is promoted and led by the Vice-Chair with support from the Head of Arabic to ensure that all students at PACE British School have an awareness of local culture and an opportunity to participate in events.vEvents managed by this group include: Flag Day, Commemoration Day, and National Day
The Vice-Chair for Islamic Values will be supported by the Head of Islamic Education to ensure that the wider school community supports key Islamic celebrations and events throughout the year. This will include having students recite from the Holy Qur’an at school events. Events managed by this group include The school Community Iftar, Zakat (charity) events, and celebration and awareness events around Muslim festivals, such as Eid and Hajj.
The Diversity, Tolerance, and the Wider World special interest group will work in collaboration with the Humanities teachers to promote eco-friendly practices at PACE British School, such as recycling; and arrange celebrations and assemblies to promote events and customs from other countries and religions. Events managed by this group include Celebration events for other cultures, such as Diwali and Christmas, as well as International Day celebrations and Environmental Awareness Week / Earth Hour.