Halcyon firmly believes that students should be given responsibility for their own learning. They have ownership of our school and are given many opportunities to contribute their expertise, opinions and ideas. Halcyon students get involved in almost all parts of the school including developing our guiding principles, running conferences and events, having input in the curriculum and interview potential new staff. The students develop the decision-making, problem-solving, leadership and creative skills required to take them into higher education and the workplace.
Halcyon students have the opportunity to become Student Ambassadors. They promote the school by meeting with our prospective parents on our open mornings and guiding them around the school and answering their queries. This allows for the opportunity to train in and develop presentation skills and high levels of communications skills which boosts confidence.
The students have an extensive mentorship programme that provides well-rounded and accessible support. They are assigned a mentor who will meet with them each week to discuss any issues or problems as and when they arise. This allows for personal development to occur and for each student to develop personal connections with teachers.
The role of the Student Council is to;
- represent students’ views in the Halcyon community
- be consulted prior to the implementation of new policies that affect students
- contribute to developing policy in the school
- be a resource working in partnership with the Halcyon community
- improve the school atmosphere, conditions and facilities
- generate good relations within the whole community
The Student Council is made up of an elected executive and a voluntary student council committee. The elected student council chairs the voluntary student council committee meeting.
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Making your voice heard
The Student Council is an elected body of four students in the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary and Student Voice. They collaborate with student grade representatives and the school leadership with the aim of improving different aspects of student life, from installing blinds, interviewing prospective teachers to enhancing communications channels. It requires committment and dedication, but it is a highly rewarding skills-building activity to be involved with. All students are involved in the democratic process, and we have applicants for Student Council positions from Grade 6 through to Grade 11, who will create an election campaign and engage in individual speeches in an assembly before a vote is held.
Student Council Representatives
Daniel, President (G11)
Boet, Vice President (G10)
Wiebe, Secretary (G11)
Brooke, Student Voice (G9)