Leadership Activities

Leadership and Service Opportunities for Every Pupil, Throughout the School

At HIKSVS International School we aim to develop tomorrow’s leaders in all walks of life, and we believe in providing opportunities for leadership and service (and indeed, we see leadership as a form of service) for every child, throughout the School. We consider the widest forms of leadership as part of this programme – whether academic leadership, in activities, organising one-off events, or ‘pupil voice’ as a member of the School Council, as Librarians or ICT Prefects, as well as leading others through more obvious roles, such as a captain or vice-captain of a team, as a Head of House, or a School Prefect. Even where Prefects are concerned, we expect every child in the older year groups to take a turn at the duties of a Prefect and to learn the responsibility which goes with such a prestigious leadership role.

Head of Houses

Immediately on arrival at the School even the youngest children are expected to represent their House and to be a ‘House Representative’ in activities where they are chosen to do so. The Head of House, usually appointed from the older year-groups, assists the Housemaster or Housemistress with various duties regarding their House.  There are a plethora of occasions for pupils to lead different teams (in chess, debating, drama, charity work, and general knowledge competitions, etc.., as well as in sports) in different House events and the children embrace the opportunities available to them. As they grow older, they are role models in terms of attitude, work ethic, manners and appearance to the junior members of the house.  

Sports and Activities Captains

The role of Sports Captain, or Captain of any activity team – in particular charity and community service activities -  is to represent the sport or activity in school and act as ambassador and role model through their conduct on a daily basis and at whole-School events. Such captains will be appointed by turn in each year group. The captains promote sporting and other activities in School and the older ones are expected to demonstrate positive competition and good sportsmanship to the younger pupils.

Subject Ambassadors

Pupils in every year group will be asked to be subject ‘ambassadors’ for particular subjects from time to time – to take a lead in reading to an audience, helping to organise a play, organising Maths problems of the week in the Newsletter, and so on. This helps all pupils to understand academic leadership, and the widest definition of leadership and service too.

Leadership Roles in School Organisation in Every Year Group

In every year group pupils will be able to take turns in leadership roles such as Librarians, ICT Prefects, Art Monitors taking charge of particular displays, making sure parts of the classroom are tidy, and supporting the class teacher in many other ways.

School Council

Pupils will have the opportunity to be appointed to our extremely vibrant and active School Council. There will be School Council representatives in every year group, to represent the voice of their own age group throughout the School. They will meet regularly to organise whole-School events from charity days to eco-awareness weeks.  School Council representatives will also report to the Head with any concerns or requests the pupil body have expressed.

School Prefects

By Year 7 the children will be ready for more responsibility and they undertake a range of duties as Prefects. Every Year 7 child spends one term as a Prefect. This means that all the children have the opportunity to experience a position of responsibility and to develop their own leadership skills.

Prefects confidently act as tour guides to visitors to the School and support the teachers acting as librarians and monitors. They learn how important it is to act responsibly and to show self-discipline. They increasingly work with independence and are offered the chance to lead some of the learning within academic activities. We are very proud that our Year 7 children head to their senior schools with a firm understanding of what it takes to be a good leader, as well as having first-hand experience of undertaking a number of leadership roles during their time with us.

A Head Boy and Head Girl will be appointed for each term. On top of their Prefect responsibilities these children also have opportunities to deliver their own speeches to prospective parents and on Speech Day. They assist the Head with the organisation of whole-School events, such as the weekly celebration assembly, and represent the School by welcoming and thanking visiting speakers.

* With the school's grows, all the above listed activities will be carried on, though some of them are currently unavailable. 

领导力活动

学校为每位学生提供领导及服务机会

华兰萨顿国际学校立志为各行各业培养年轻的未来领导者。我们为每一位华兰萨顿的学生提供领导和服务的机会(事实上,我们将领导本身看作为一种服务形式)。我们在这个项目中融入了许多的领导力培养活动,以提升学生们在学术上、以及活动中的领导力。让学生们作为学生会成员“为学生发声”、担任图书管理员或信息与通信技术负责人以及担任多个领导角色(如队长、副队长、舍长或班长)。我们希望每个孩子都能轮流担任班长,从而认识到这一光鲜职位背后所伴随的责任。

学院代表

刚入学时,即使是最年轻的孩子都希望担任“学院代表”,并代表自己的学院参加各类活动。但出于种种考虑,学院代表通常会从较大龄的孩子中选出,帮助学院监督员履行与学院相关的各种责任。学生们有很多机会可以领导各个团队(比如国际象棋、辩论、戏剧、慈善工作、常识竞赛以及体育活动等)在以学院为单位的多种比赛中发挥自己的水平。孩子们很珍惜获得的这些机会。随着不断成长,他们会逐渐在工作态度、职业道德、举止及礼仪方面成为学弟学妹们的表率。

体育及活动队长  

体育队长或是任何团队活动的队长的责任(特别是慈善团队及学校内部服务活动团队)是代表整个团队参加学校组织的各类日常活动,是学校的形象大使以及行为榜样。队长从每个年级的学生中轮流选出。队长负责宣传学校的体育及其他活动。年龄稍大的学生可以为年龄较小的学生在积极竞赛和良好的运动员精神方面做出表率。

主题大使

我们会要求每个年龄段的学生轮流来担任某些主题的“大使”,比如领读、帮助组织表演、在学校简报上组织书写每周的数学问题等等主题。这样可以帮助他们了解什么是学术领域的领导力,使他们在“领导力和服务”的理解上更广阔。

每个年龄段的学生在学校组织中担任领导角色

我们让每个年龄段的学生能够轮流担任领导角色,如教室管理员,图书管理员、信息与通信技术负责人、负责特定展览的艺术监督人员等,这样不但能确保教室的每个部分保持整洁,同时还能为教师提供各类协助。

学生会

每个学生都有机会加入到学校中最为活跃的学生组织——学生会。每个年龄段都会产生学生会代表,学生会代表可以在校内代表其年龄段的学生发表看法并表达观点。学生会将定期组织全校活动,包括慈善日和生态意识周等。学生会代表还可以向校长报告学生们遇到的一些问题或提出的一些要求。

年级级长

到7年级(英制)的时候,孩子们就要准备好承担起更多的责任,因为他们将会开始担任年级级长。每个7年级(英制)的孩子都可以担任一段时间的级长。这就意味着所有的孩子都有机会培养自己的领导技能。

级长可以是学校访客的导游,或是在各个方面帮助老师,比如担任图书管理员及监督员。他们懂得责任和自律的重要性,并逐渐学会独立工作,更有机会在教学活动的某些部分中起到领导作用。令我们感到十分自豪的是,我们的7年级(英制)学生在步入高中时,已经深刻的懂得如何成为一名好的领导者,并且在之后的学校担任各种领导者角色的时候,已经有了亲身的经验。每学期,都会有一名男学生和一名女学生被选为学校的男女学生代表。除履行作为级长的责任之外,这些孩子还有机会在学校组织的演讲日当天向有意将孩子送入华兰萨顿国际学校学习的家长们发表演讲。他们还会帮助校长组织各种学校活动,如每周的庆祝大会,并在大会上代表学校迎接和感谢特邀演讲者。