Both in school and the neighborhood, children today have few opportunities to learn about sharing, establishing rules, fairness, and responsibility. Yet despite this lack of experience or guidance in responsible action, adults often become incensed when students show little personal responsibility for their actions and the possible consequences.
Educators can implement a variety of instructional and management practices at the school and classroom levels that encourage students to develop a sense of responsibility and raise their voices. Having students voices heard allows them feel empowered and an important and integral part of the school and above the entire learning process. Doing so, feel them with having equally important likewise school staff and community at large. This, in turn, helps them develop a sense of responsibility and self-motivation.
Realizing this very aspect of student active engagement in school activities there exist STUDENT COUNCIL in the school. Following are the key features of the council.
- Represent all the students in the school.
- Communicate its opinion to the school management on any subject that concerns students.
- Promote students’ interest among the school administration, staff and parents.
- Propose activities to the school management that would improve the quality of life in the school.
- Organize educational and recreational activities for students.
- Spot and help solve problems encountered by students in the school.
- Promote and encourage students’ involvement in organizing school activities.
- Maintain good relations, out of mutual respect, with the school staff (the principal, teaching and non-teaching personnel) and parents