Councils and Participation
At the AICS we highly value your opinion. Therefore, we work with a Students Council, a Participation Council and a Staff Council.
The Student Council is a group of elected students from each year level (both the Primary and Secondary Schools) that represents the student body at the AICS.
As representatives, it is our role to address the issues that concern students. The student council is about communicating effectively within and between year levels to make sure that the voice of the students is heard. As a group, we collectively aim to resolve issues with pragmatic solutions in order to make our school a better place.
The Student Council functions in an advisory as well as a policy-making capacity. Suggestions concerning regulations and other appropriate matters may be brought to the notice of Student Council members.
The Participation Council operates as a critical friend of the management team. Its function is to advise the management team and to ensure that checks and balances are in place when the management team makes decisions. The Participation Council will discuss, advise and sometimes co-decide on AICS policy matters.
The Participation Council consists of staff, students and parent representatives and meets once every six to eight weeks.
Here you will find the minutes of the Participation Council meetings.
The Staff Council consists of teaching and support staff from both the Primary and Secondary Schools. It functions in an advisory and policy-making capacity. Suggestions concerning regulations and other appropriate matters may be brought to the notice of Staff Council members.
The AICS participates in the Eco-schools programme. The Eco-Schools organisation offers schools the opportunity to show their ecological footprint and encourages them to improve it.
The focus of the programme is on a positive change of behaviour (of students, staff, parents and others) and to secure the embedding of sustainability in the curriculum. The approach of the programme is ‘student-led change’.
The AICS has an eco-committee that works on different improvements for our school. The topics they focus on are litter, energy conservation, waste recycling, water, school grounds, biodiversity, transport, healthy living, and global perspective.