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Middle School Student Council member: Izzie Widjaja

This year we have an outstanding group of student leaders, and we are delighted to introduce Year 8 Middle School Student Council member Izabelle (Izzie) Widjaja to our ACG community.
ACG School Jakarta Year 8 student, Izabelle (Izzie) Widjaja

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 Izzie Widjaja (Year 8) shares her thoughts on being part of the leadership team for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.

What does it mean to you to be part of the student leadership team at ACG School Jakarta?
It allows me to be more involved in many events in the school, and it lets me develop my own personal leadership skills.

What are you most looking forward to in this role?
I’m most looking forwards to participating and helping with events and activities in the school.

Have you always wanted to be a part of the student leadership team?
I have wanted to try out the student council for some time, so I decided to apply this year and was lucky enough to receive the role.

Why do you feel it’s so important for students to be involved in the leadership team?
I think that it helps students in their school life and helps develop their personal skills too.

What do you consider to be your primary responsibilities as a student leader?
I think that participation is a big part of it and being organised is too.

Do you have a vision for what you would like to achieve in the 2021 - 2022 academic year?
I don’t have any specific goals for myself, but I am excited about everything I can try out.

What qualities make a good leader?
I think that speaking up and having a sense of responsibility is essential, and another is to try and include people in the discussions/work.

What advice do you have for students wanting to become future leaders?
Go for it and try even though you might not succeed the first time.