And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

- Hebrews 13:16

As the Head of Student Leadership, I am committed to pursuing a set of objectives that will not only enhance the overall school experience but also foster an inclusive, supportive, and thriving environment for all students.

Enhancing Student Engagement: My foremost objective is to actively engage students in various school activities and initiatives. I will strive to create a diverse range of opportunities, including clubs, events, and extracurricular activities that cater to students' diverse interests and talents. By promoting student involvement, we can foster a sense of belonging and school pride.

Promoting Inclusivity and Diversity: It is essential to create an environment where all students feel valued and included. I will actively work towards promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the school community. This includes organizing awareness campaigns, workshops, and events that celebrate different cultures, backgrounds, and identities. By fostering an inclusive environment, we can promote empathy, understanding, and respect among students.

Encouraging Personal and Academic Growth: A holistic approach to education is crucial for students' overall development. I will collaborate with teachers and co-ordinators of respective Student Development teams to provide resources and support that promote personal and academic growth. This can include mentorship programs, study groups, and workshops that address students' specific needs and challenges. By prioritizing their well-being and academic success, we can empower students to reach their full potential.

Strengthening Community Outreach Programmes: Recognizing that our school plays a vital role within the broader community, it becomes imperative to cultivate strong connections and contribute positively. Collaborating closely with the Student Service Learning coordinator, we will take proactive measures to launch community service projects, charity drives, overseas trips, and establish partnerships with local organizations. These initiatives will actively encourage students to engage in meaningful activities that make a difference. By promoting active involvement in the community, our aim is to instil within students a profound sense of social responsibility and empathy.

Inspiring and Mentoring Future Leaders: Through close collaboration with the Student Councillors, Student Service Learning, and Character Values Education teams, we will coordinate leadership workshops and training sessions aimed at equipping students with essential leadership skills. These carefully designed sessions will concentrate on effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, teamwork, and other qualities that are vital for successful leadership. By offering practical guidance and hands-on experiences, our goal is to empower students to cultivate and enhance their leadership abilities. Additionally, I will provide mentorship and guidance to aspiring student leaders, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a positive impact in our school community.

By pursuing these objectives, I aim to create a vibrant, inclusive, and student-centric environment that fosters personal growth, academic excellence, and strong community bonds in St Francis Methodist School.

Ms Maheswari Supramaniam, Head, Student Development