Leadership is about empowering, improving, transforming and working together. At ACG School Jakarta, we believe leadership experiences should be available to students of all ages and year levels, so even our youngest learners are offered opportunities to develop these valuable skills and abilities.
While our Middle School students have the chance to understand and build leadership qualities in the classroom, our Middle School Student Council provides further responsibilities and activities for budding leaders.
Under the guidance and mentorship of Student Council Coordinator Annie Pickering, students learn to find their voice and represent their peers. In a recent interview, council member Aya Adrian (Year 7) shares her thoughts on being part of the leadership team for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.
What does it mean to be part of the leadership team at ACG School Jakarta?
It means a lot to me because I am a representative for my class. Therefore, I take this responsibility seriously and hope I can do well.
How did you feel when your name was announced as a Student Council member?
I was very excited because it means I can contribute even more to the ACG community. I will be able to create fun events and interact with other students from different Year levels. I’m also looking forward to learning from the High School students because they are more responsible and experienced than me.
What qualities make a good leader?
- Being responsible and organised. These two characteristics are important for being a successful person too. You need to meet deadlines when you submit assignments, go to meetings, etc. You also need to know time management.
- Giving respect and being a good communicator. Part of being a good leader is showing respect to people, even if you don’t agree with them or have a different point of view. By giving respect to other people, you can communicate better.
- Being a good listener. You need to listen to what people want so that you can understand them, help them and be friends with them.
What do you consider to be your primary responsibilities as a student leader?
We need to be responsible for the school’s activities and events. We have to make sure they run smoothly, so we have to plan carefully. We also need to make sure that everyone is happy and there are no issues or dramas.
What are your favourite subjects, and why?
Two of my favourite subjects are art and design technology because you can be creative, and I love to create stuff.
What advice do you have for students wanting to become future leaders?
My advice for students wanting to become future leaders is to be responsible, listen to people and have fun.