Student Leadership Programme
YES at BMIS, we believe that students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school. It is just a flavour of what is currently on offer developed as the result of a group of students, teachers and support staff working together to identify what is right for the school. Student Leadership activities will focus on improving the quality of learning and teaching in the classroom, supporting the school’s aim to be a place where everyone enjoys learning and is creative – trying new things, finding solutions and embracing their responsibilities.
Leadership begins with identifying and understanding our values. Our values are our fundamental beliefs – those principles we consider to be worthwhile and desirable. At BMIS, we believe all members of our community should be capable of exercising leadership in different contexts. The more leadership is encouraged, the more it flourishes.
We focus on…
- Leadership in action
- Leadership style Team culture Discipline Vision Communicating creative ideas, plans
- Critical thinking, Problem-solving and decision-making
- Understanding and managing change
BMIS is providing its students an opportunity to help make a change in the lives of the children of ASSEFA schools at cuddalore, in building a strong reading and writing skills – the most important foundation for life.
- Teachers from BMIS will consistently train/ mentor/ work with ASSEFA teachers in mastering literacy facilitation skills, to implement Jolly Phonics programme by the end of April 2019.
- To enable students become independent readers and writers by the end of class one.
- Students at BMIS will be able to exercise leadership skills as well identify their role as a student leader in the society.
We, BMIS Team, are mighty excited to be a part of KANAVU PROJECT with ASSEFA schools.
This is how the whole idea unfolded and took to its wings.
- Students registered themselves after getting to know the nature of the work in the project, went through student-led skill testing in the areas of language and early literacy.
- Students visit ASSEFA Schools Cuddalore ar regular intervals, to observe, interact, ask thoughtful questions, come up with problem identification themselves, with respect to early literacy learning. They are expected to design a solution, plan the execution, reflect and achieve the outcome. Teacher leaders will support them through the process.
- Kanavu Project will be an on-going one, for these students. They will have to maintain their portfolio with notes, data, plans, thoughts, justifications. They will have to write reflective reports on various stages, which is connected with their Secondary English learning objectives, graded with rubrics.
We are sure, this experience is going to be an enriching one, both for our students and the teachers. The ownership of Kanavu Project @ BMIS lies with the students and the teacher leaders are pleased to follow where they lead to.
There are groups within both the Primary and Secondary classes to represent Student Voice. The student council is formed through a school election process involving manifestos and voting, each house elects two representatives. Amongst the school councilors, a Chief, Student Leader and Assistant Leader are elected. The Council meets every two weeks, setting agendas, with teacher guidance. They bring proposals for school improvement to the Head Teachers. In the Secondary School, the ‘Student Council’ is a key aspect of student leadership in the school. The election process enables students getting appointed for different positions. While being an important vehicle for student voice and views, the group also organises a significant number of school-wide events.