The role of the student leadership programme at QBS is to provide opportunities for Year 6 students to further develop their skills and personal qualities including: leadership, responsibility, confidence, effective teamwork, cooperation, collaboration, and developing action ideas. A Student leader leads by example, promotes student agency, embodies the learner profile, the school mission and essential agreements.
Student leaders will choose an area of leadership connected to their passion. They are expected to:
- Be examples to all members of the school in the way they live the learner profile and attitudes.
- Be a good role model by being respectful, responsible and looking for the good.
- Encourage others to develop student agency by taking on leadership opportunities and positions of responsibility and to provide opportunities for them to do so.
- Be balanced by carrying out leadership roles and still be fully committed to their learning and extra-curricular activities.
- Attend student leadership meetings and contribute positively.
There are several ways that students at QBS can become student leaders.
- Student Voice Member
The Student Council have a very important role at Quarry Bay and help to make a difference in all areas of school life. Each class, from Year 2 to Year 6, has a Student Council Representative who attends weekly meetings, suggests ways to make QBS an even better place to be and help make important decisions about the school. Student Council Representatives are independent and enthusiastic children who work together as a team to give all children a voice within the school.
Elections take place at the beginning of each school year to appoint new Student Council representatives in each class from year 2 to year 6. The Council meets regularly at lunchtime and agrees on their own agenda for items to work on throughout the year. These could be based on messages from class, observations they have had or general ideas about how to improve life at Quarry Bay. They also consult their class about ideas and suggestions to find out their response before further discussion. Sometimes they run school assemblies so that they can get their message across to all students.
Over the years, the Student Council have had a excellent impact on the life at Quarry Bay, providing positive solutions and giving thoughtful feedback on important issues within school.
- The Green Team Representative
The Green Team are a group of students from Years 2-6 who are passionate about all things Green. We do our part to highlight local and global issues and raise awareness within the school community. The Green team also takes part in events such as Earth Hour and Green Week.We also teach other students what it means to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink our actions and how we can make a positive difference.
- Language Ambassador
QBS Language Ambassadors promote the school and raise the profile of languages and culture among pupils, staff and the wider community. They will help with school tours for new families or visitors. Among QBS students there are a total of 30 different nationalities.
- School Bus Representative
QBS school bus representative support students in demonstrating expected behaviour on the school bus. They are helping younger students and friends to get a safe and to have a pleasant journey.