Student Council

Student Council

“We do not know what lies ahead, yet whatever the challenge, leaders will rise, finding the heart, the language, the caring that embraces and sustains.” –Frances Hesselbein

Summit School is in the process of building and establishing a vibrant student council dubbed the ‘Student Voice’. The student council is already affiliated to the prestigious NATSTUCO an international student council governing body. The council boasts of being formed during trying times and hundred percent distance learning which is a new phenomenon to any school.

Summit international school empowers its students with a voice with respect to their education and what happens at their school.

The general purpose of this council is to: represent student feelings, opinions, and interests; promote leadership, citizenship, democracy, human relations, and cultural values; and develop potential leaders.

Our students have a fair share in the decision making process.

Members of the Student Council.

Summit School will have three student councils.

  • Elementary Council (Grade 3-5)
  • Senior Girls Council (Grade 6-9)
  • Senior Boys Council (Grade 6-9)

In future it will include grade 10, 1 and 2 thereby developing leadership at top and grassroots levels.

To fully represent the needs of our students, each student council is composed of:

  • Council President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Photographer
  • Class Representatives (All sections have a class representative in the student council).

Once established, the student council is posed for exciting leadership courses.

The first one will be the:

Emerging Student Leader Program

Great leaders are not born—they practice—and the best practice starts early.

The Emerging Student Leader Program:

Provides students and advisers with a set of criteria specifically selected for middle level leaders that identifies basic knowledge, skills, and behaviors that foster leadership development in early adolescents Challenges students to extend and personalize their student council experience by striving to meet the NatStuCo criteria.

Advances middle level leaders in their aspirations to be effective high school student leaders.

Cultivates better leaders earlier in their academic careers, ultimately improving the culture of their student council and creating exemplary role models for other students.

What more would our student leaders need?

Other lined up courses include:

  1. Governing Documents
  2. Follower Skills
  3. Leader Skills
  4. Listener Skills
  5. Speaker Skills
  6. Writing Skills
  7. Power Skills
  8. Service Skills


By virtue of being a member of NATSTUCO, Summit School Student council is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

From this affiliation, the council benefits from the “NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students”. A number of beneficial programs are included here.


  1. Sheunesu Dube – Pastoral Care Coordinator (
  2. Andreas Xeroudakis – Senior Boys Council Advisor (
  3. Andrew Graydon – Senior Boys Council Advisor (
  4. Katarina Bulic – Senior Girls Council Advisor (
  5. Manal Abu Dahech – Senior Girls Council Advisor (
  6. Giselle Caretto – Elementary council Advisor (
  7. Laila Nachar – School Counselor/Well-Being Coordinator (
  8. Sajeda Sami – Primary Arabic Coordinator (
  9. Ayat Ibrahim – Secondary Arabic Coordinator (