Students at RWA have a range of opportunities to play a role in the life of our school and develop their own leadership skills. Our school has a variety of student-driven councils, from The Student Representative Council to the Interact Club. Each committee offers students the chance to voice their opinions and to create the change they wish to see at RWA. Below is a list of these committees, as well as an explanation of each.
RWA has a select body of Grade 11 students who are nominated and selected to be the Senior Prefects at the school. After an intense period of campaigning, the Head Boy and Head Girl are elected by the Grade 5 and high school students, as well as the teaching body. Prefects take on leadership roles within the student body of the school. They are the embodiment of honesty, integrity, care and commitment, as well as role models for their peers, conducting themselves in a manner that sets an example for the rest of the student body. They assist with daily duties and whole school events, liaise and assist other whole-school bodies such as the Student Representative Council and the Anti-Bullying Committee.
Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is an advocate body for the students of RWA, representing their interests and helping to drive our school improvement.
The Eco-team includes student members from primary and secondary school, as well as teachers, members of the administration, and parents. Their objective is to keep Raffles World Academy environmentally friendly and to create environmental awareness
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The Anti-Bullying Committee is the council which aims to raise awareness of bullying and takes charge to reduce bullying incidents, in the community. It is also a student-led council and hosts many events such as bake sales, assemblies and workshops.
The Interact Club gives students ages 14-18 the chance to make a real difference while having fun. The Interact Club carries out service projects which helps the community and is dedicated to promote international understanding. The Interact Club is sponsored by The Rotary Club in Dubai.
The Learning Council
The mission of the Learning Council is to acquire and voice student feedback in enhancing learning at RWA. The Learning council is made up of primary and secondary school. It is student-led and a newly formed council.
Anti – Bullying Committee
Grades 3,4 and 5 students collectively make up the Primary Section of the Anti- Bullying Committee. Under the guidance of the President and Vice President of the ABC in the Secondary School, meetings are held bi-weekly and attended by Primary Students, who then provide feedback on monthly focuses, as well as strategies on how to deal with bullying, to their fellow members. The students provide a safe environment for their peers to share experiences, and also offer advice to them, on the rare occasions that bullying may occur. They address students in assemblies, and also have the full support of the Deputy Head – Pastoral, and the Primary School Counselors, at their disposal.
The Student Council
The Primary Student Council serves as a governing body for all students. It acts as a voice for the Primary School student body in communication with faculty and staff, and is composed of students from Grades 4 and 5.
Through our Student Council we hope to give our pupils a more active role in the organization of our school and ensure they are listened to, and respected, for their ideas and concerns. Discussions in classes and at Council meetings helps to develop social and learning skills in many areas including speaking and listening, problem solving, brainstorming, and the decision-making process.
The eco committee is a combination of ideas and initiatives from our student body. In the Primary School, they are guided with the help of our enthusiastic teachers, committed administration and caring parents. The objective of the eco committee is to help make our school environment as eco-friendly as possible and give our students a platform to see their ideas come to fruition. The eco committee also aims to develop our students’ academic knowledge, problem solving and planning skills.
The RWA Learning Council (LC) is a student driven group where students have the opportunity to feedback to the school and the teacher, about their learning. The aim of the LC is to enhance the teaching and learning at the school so that students are full engaged in their learning and develop a true love for what they are learning. The LC meets regularly discussing a range of topics, as well as going into classrooms, running sessions with teachers, etc.
Primary School Line Prefects:
To further promote independence and responsibility in the students, we have introduced Line Prefects for each class from grade 1-5 this year. These students will be given the opportunity to show their leadership skills to their peers and will receive recognition by wearing a badge, and signing an agreement, that will further emphasize the importance of the role they will play in the transitions between classes.
Line Prefects will be changed every few weeks, allowing for a number of students to be given the opportunity to experience this role. The signed agreements will be proudly displayed in their respective classrooms.