Student Council


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:

Name Role
Aria Louis Year 11 Representative and Chair
Andrew Pelekanos Year 13 Representative and Vice-Chair
Anastasia Aghazarian Year 11 Representative and Secretary
John Theocharides Year 9 Representative and Treasurer
Alexia McDonald Year 7 Representative and Green Rep.
Emilios Patsallides Year 13 Representative
George Kyrou Year 12 Representative
Thomas Stavrinos Year 10 Representative
Gregory Economides Year 8 Representative

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.


Past Achievements

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.

 

Christmas Classrooms

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 event.

 

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.”

 

Uniform Committee

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?


Photo Albums

Student Council

The Senior School