El Alsson currently has separate Student Representative Councils – one for each of the American and British senior schools. The British Primary School also has a Student Representative Council.
Being a member of the Student Representative Council enables students to become involved in the life of the school life as representatives of the wider student body. Students are elected to become part of the Student Representative Council.
Student representatives help share students’ ideas, interests and concerns with teachers, heads of the primary and high schools and the principal. In addition, active involvement with the Student Representative Council provides opportunities for students to experience leadership, democracy and the process of participation within an organization.
Student Council members can become involved in the leadership of community projects. These projects aim at raising awareness within the school community of ongoing needs. Other activities for students might be helping with the organization of social events. Students can also work with the school’s leadership in the process of reform, providing a student voice when change is being planned or implemented. Through these real life opportunities, Student Council members can learn skills beyond the ‘regular’ education, while working for the benefit of the school and their fellow students.