At GESM we believe the opinions and ideas of students pertaining to the day to day operation of our school are of the utmost importance. Providing students a stake in their daily lives and the ability to make meaningful changes is something GESM has a proud history of. There are a large number of student leadership roles providing GESM students opportunity to develop leadership skills, represent their peers and aid school development.
Students have the ability to become formal leaders as part of the House System (House Captains), the GESM Student Council (Council Leaders and Class Representatives) and the EIS Student Council. All leadership positions are elected by the student body under the guidance of the Student Leadership Coordinator (Mr. Sam Gipson), the Heads of School and the Guidance Counselor. At GESM we see experiencing leadership as important for step in the development of all students. We encourage students to take on leadership roles big and small and develop their ability to voice opinions, inspire others and make a difference.
GESM Student Council:
The GESM Student Council is comprised of two representatives from each Klasse/Year (secondary school only). These class representatives are tasked with voicing the opinions, concerns and ideas of their peers (regularly discussed in Ethics classes) to the council. The class representatives elect the Council Leaders and vote on important issues concerning school improvement. Class Representatives also participate in fundraising for various school events and assist the Council Leaders in implementing school improvement programs. Presiding over the GESM Student Council are five Council Leaders (elected). The Council President conducts all Student Council meetings with the assistance of the Council Leaders. The Council President also attends regular meetings with the Heads of the School, the school board and the GEB (parent's assembly)