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 Sparsh Dhingra (Year 7) shares his 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 we have to be responsible, explain things accurately to students and teachers, and help to resolve any issues students may have.
How did you feel when your name was announced as a Student Council member?
I felt proud of myself when I heard my name announced and was excited too.
What qualities make a good leader?
Quick thinking skills, having a good understanding of the situation and explaining it clearly to people, and managing your time properly.
Why do you feel it's so important for students to be involved in the leadership team?
So, they can be skilful and responsible for their actions. They can explore their talents and be more accountable for the task or duties assigned.
What do you consider to be your main responsibilities as a student leader?
Making sure that all the information I have is timely and correctly passed on.
Are there any specific skills you would like to develop as a student leader?
Managing my time more efficiently and being able to multitask efficiently.
What are your favourite subjects, and why?
My favourite subjects are maths and science. Maths because I like calculations and solving problems. I like science as it helps me understand nature and discover and explore more about how things happen.
What advice do you have for students wanting to become future leaders?
Always believe in yourself and never give up. Keep trying until you master it. Be helpful, smart and quick in making decisions.