From an early age, ISB students are encouraged to step forward and take on varied positions of leadership and responsibility.
Students have opportunities to form and share ideas, represent the views of their peers, promote and act on student-led suggestions that enhance the quality of the student experience, and reflect on and be involved in situations that impact the lives of others.
These student representatives provide a way for their peers to express concerns, opinions and suggestions about issues affecting aspects of student life. Representatives are elected from each homeroom (PYP7 - MYP5). In DP1 -2, two male and two female students represent each year level. Their duties include eliciting students’ ideas, concerns and needs, and raising the issues with the appropriate School section Principal, supporting new students to the School, participating in the running of vital School programmes, leading assemblies and supporting Student Council activities. Student representatives meet regularly throughout the academic year.
The Student Council devotes its time and energy to improving the social environment of the School. The Council is composed of two elected representatives from each homeroom from PYP7 - DP2. In DP, there is an Executive Committee comprising a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Events Manager, Technical Manager, Supplies Manager, Communications Manager, Photographer, Creative Director and a Staff Advisor. The Executive Committee, Year Level Student Representatives and their Advisors work together to bring unity and fun to the School by arranging activities for their fellow classmates and fund raising events. They also aim to help integrate the School into the local Swiss community whenever possible. The Student Council meets throughout the academic year to discuss, plan and coordinate upcoming events. In addition to the standing student groups at ISB, student representatives are also sought to provide student input for specific projects.
MUN is a unique opportunity for our students to experience the inner workings of the United Nations. Student delegates focus on various topics of interest from children’s rights to climate change, mirroring the real United Nations Assembly sessions. Issues are presented, discussed and debated; resolutions are then passed, allowing delegates to participate in a thoroughly invigorating environment while having a taste of what it might feel like to be a governing leader in tomorrow’s world.
Junior School Student Council
The aim of the Junior School Student Council is to provide an opportunity for leadership among students and foster a desire to promote student participation within the school and its community. Student council is composed of two representatives from each homeroom in PYP7-PYP8. The Student Council and teacher representatives meet throughout the academic year to focus on relevant issues and to coordinate upcoming events.
The position of Student Librarian is advertised at the start of each School year. Students in PYP7-8 are encouraged to apply for these positions of importance and responsibility.