Now a Year 12 prefect at ACG School Jakarta, Raahim is delighted to be developing his leadership skills and playing a more dynamic role in the school community.
“I felt regretful for not having applied for a position in Year 11 and had a strong urge to become a prefect in Year 12,” says Raahim.
“Now, here I am today as part of the student leadership team, and I think my greatest message would be don’t hesitate to become a leader. If you haven’t applied this year, then think about applying next year. Life is unpredictable and you have to make the most of all your opportunities.”
He may not have been in the role long, but Raahim is already making an impact.
“I hope to uplift the spirit of the school and bring students together through online events and assemblies. The pandemic has forced us into a virtual environment which has decreased interactions between students, teachers, and other staff members. As a prefect this year, I aim to make these interactions more personal, and revive our school spirit through lots of fun online activities.”
Among these initiatives are virtual student-led assemblies, the first of which took place on September 18. It was a huge success and included everything from an ACG Wolves radio segment and musical performances to schoolteacher trivia and a segment on the life of primary students in quarantine.
“We hope to keep improving on these assemblies as we continue to collaborate together and try and come up with fresh ways to engage students in the virtual world.”
As well as adding a rewarding dimension to his senior school years, Raahim hopes being a prefect will stand him in good stead for the future.
“It will develop my communication and problem-solving skills, and help me improve my time management skills, as I learn to balance my academics, leadership, extracurricular activities and social life. I think these attributes will be very beneficial to my future, both in my next chapter at university and beyond.”