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Chiara Mini: championing school spirit

Year 12 prefect Chiara Mini has lots in store for ACG School Jakarta this year - and organising fun, Covid-safe events to help students stay motivated is at the top of her list.
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ACG School Jakarta Year 12 prefect Chiara Mini

Year 12 prefect Chiara Mini has lots in store for ACG School Jakarta this year - and organising fun, Covid-safe events to help students stay motivated is at the top of her list.

“I’ll be pursuing plenty of innovative events that will give students something to look forward to,” she says.

“Mental health has always been important to me, and I want to help others prioritise their mental health too. Social interaction is super limited in our current situation, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. We just need to get creative about it!”

The enthusiastic 15-year-old is leading the design committee and says she is “honoured” to be chosen as one of this year’s prefects.

“This role is of huge significance to me. I can be a spokesperson for my peers, encourage them to get involved, and grow our school spirit. I’ll tackle anything and want to let students know their voices will be heard, and their position matters. I can help show students that there’s a lot more to ACG School Jakarta than academics.”

Ever since starting at the school in Year 7, Chiara has longed to be part of the Student Council, honing her leadership skills as a house vice-captain and putting her hand up to help at numerous school events.

“The way I see it, ten years on from now, I’m not going to remember some assignment I did in biology, but I am going to remember events my peers and I enjoyed thanks to the Student Council. Being involved in school leadership at this level allows me to work in a team, share my ideas and work for the betterment of my student community.”

And what makes her appointment even better is the fact that she’ll be building skills that will last her a lifetime.

“I certainly think that being a prefect will help me in the future as it provides me with plenty of opportunities to strengthen my leadership, team building, communication skills and more. In addition, being in the Student Council allows me to get a grip on what working with people my age is really like.”