The Senior School Student Council provides the opportunity for
every student in the school to voice their opinion concerning school
matters. Through communication with their Year Representative, any
student’s ideas, issues and concerns can be brought to the attention
of The School’s Leadership Team. The Council also organises a wide
variety of social, environmental and charitable events. Running
since the inception of the School, the Council is continuously
developing into a stronger association, able to promote more
interesting and innovative ideas. The Student Council is governed by
The Student Council Constitution.
The Council Members
The Student Council as of January 2012 are as follows:
Current and Upcoming Events
The Student Council helped to welcome back The Senior School
students after the summer holidays, and assist new students with
settling in to our School.
Here are just a few of The Student Council’s many achievements.
Helping the Nicosia Dog Shelter
In December, two representatives from the Nicosia Dog Shelter
hosted an assembly on the plight of dogs in Cyprus. The Council
decided to come to the rescue with a canine-themed Non-Uniform Day:
students wore patterned clothing - spots, stripes and patches! - and
over 300 euros were raised.
The Council hosted their annual Classroom Decoration competition
in the last week of the autumn term. The theme this year was ‘A
Green Christmas’, and all forms had to decorate their classroom
using only recycled materials. In a close-fought competition -
judged by our eco-schools expert Miss Photi and Year 12 Rep George
Kyrou - 9R won the prize of two extra-large pizzas!
Jingle Bell Rock
Just before Christmas, the PTA and the Student Council co-hosted
the Jingle Bell Rock school dance. Though it rained outside, our
Hall was full of dancing students, flashing lights and great music
from the resident DJ.
Breast Cancer Awareness
October was Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Council raised
over 900 euros for charity, through initiatives such as “Paphitis’
Password Competition”, Pink non-uniform Day and the sale of Ribbons
for Breast Cancer.
Sophia Foundation for Children
This initiative was started by a student in year 8, who had heard
of the great work done by the Foundation in Kenya. The Year 8
Representative, Anthea, took the idea to the Council, who decided to
raise money to sponsor a child through the Foundation, supporting
his/her education, health and general wellbeing for a year. The
Council organised a non-uniform day and a bake sale in an attempt to
raise the €250 needed. The whole School celebrated when the
Treasurer tallied the total: over €500! The Senior School now
sponsors a young boy in Kenya, and plans to make this an annual
Japan Disaster Aid
The Senior School was very active in supporting the relief
efforts in Japan this year. Through the Young Leaders Network - an
organisation that unites students from private and public schools
who want to make a difference in today’s world - the Student Council
took part in Inter School Pizza Day on 21st March, selling pizza
(donated by various restaurants) to the students after School. This
was followed by a non-uniform day; this initiative afforded students
the chance to wear their own clothes to school for a day, donating
money for the privilege. And on May 7th, four screens at KCineplex
were rented out to show two films at a reduced price. The Senior
School and The Junior School raised over 6000 euros, which went to
the Japanese Red Cross, to help alleviate the devastating impact of
the earthquake and tsunami.
Inter-School Tennis Tournament
The Council helped to sponsor the Tennis Tournament, jointly
initiated with The American Academy, in which ten schools
participated. Mr Brink, Head of P.E. at The Senior School, says:
“We’re hoping this Tournament will become a regular event; my thanks
to The Student Council for donating the money to buy all the tennis
balls that we used.”
The Student Council assisted on the Uniform Committee this year,
discussing the student dress code with The School Management Team,
various teachers and parents. A number of great changes were made;
have a look at our Dress Code section to see what you’ll be wearing!
Tree planting and Bake Sale
The Senior School Student Council hosted a Bake Sale, raising
€210 through the sale of cup cakes, gingerbread men and brownies,
made by the students themselves. The money went towards buying more
trees for our School. The Council used the money to buy indigenous
plants, such as thyme, lavender, hawthorn and carob. As well as
students from all years, a number of staff helped with the planting,
and even the Principal dug in! Have a look round the School grounds
- can you spot the trees we planted?