The SRC is where the students have a chance to get involved in the school. With more than 40 elected representatives from Year 7 all the way through Year 13, this year’s council is larger than ever and showcases the true scope of diversity at AAESS. Our first event of the year will be the AAESS Breast Cancer Awareness day which was organized in conjunction with the prefects. All the proceeds, which are being raised through a non uniform day, bake sale, and by selling ribbons, will be donated to Tawam Hospital for breast cancer research. The SRC is also in charge of implementing the ADEC Sustainable Schools Project, which involves assessing the current environmental impact of AAESS and coming up with ways to reduce this by making the school more environmentally friendly. In the coming months, we hope to organise trips to theme parks throughout the UAE such as Ferrari World and Iceland Water Park as well as to continue fundraising events within the school and take on any suggestions from the students.
Class Councils meet fortnightly as part of PSHCE lessons. Minutes are taken and circulated. Class Council meetings deal with class issues and also provide agenda items for the School Parliament. School Parliament Representatives are elected in Years 3 – 6. Each class has one representative. Year 1 and FS classes have their representative chosen from Year 6. Before elections take place the children present their ‘manifestoes‘. Once elected Members of Parliament (MPs) remain in post for one year. Parliamentary meetings are organised by the PSHCE SL and occur every half term; minutes are taken and circulated. Parliamentary meetings are a time for our MPs to share ideas from their class about ways to improve and enhance school life. Minutes from School Parliamentary meetings form a Primary Senior Leadership Team meeting agenda item. The School Parliament helps organise many events throughout the year including disco’s, cake bakes and fruity fun days.