At d’Overbroeck’s International School, we believe that students appreciate learning about social responsibilities and roles from early on, as it provides them with a great insight into the roles and responsibilities of adult life and into the norms of a society.
With this in mind, our school has a House System and a Student Council.
Our school’s three Houses are Morris House, Austin House and Cooper House. Each house is divided into three forms and has a leading team composed of the Head of House (a form tutor), a House Captain and Vice-Captain, the latter being elected student representatives.
The House Captain and Vice-Captain play an important role in the House system, by providing student leadership in all school house events. The same House Captains and Vice-Captains are in post for the entire academic year.
Our House system aims to make our students’ time at our school as fun and enjoyable as possible. Within the school, every student belongs to a House. Good work, helpfulness, achievements, and other contributions to the life of the school will win points for the houses. Also, throughout the academic year, Houses compete against each other in a range of activities.
Our Student Council is composed of:
- Student council president
- Student council secretary
- Social Integration representative
- Intercultural Communication Representative
- Food representatives
- Education and Learning representatives
- Activities and trips representatives
The aim of the student council is to encourage students to be active members of our community and to reinforce the fact that their opinions matter to our school.
The student council meets regularly and helps share students’ ideas, interests and concerns with the school’s leaders. They also help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events and community projects. The student council meets every week.
At the beginning of each academic year, our school organised House Captains, House Vice-Captains and Student Council elections. Just like in any democratic system, the votes of our students are the ones who choose their representatives.
Last week was very important for our Houses and the Student Council: elections took place!
After careful consideration, our students have chosen their leaders for this academic year:
Our Student Council has already had its first official meeting and is eager to bring fresh ideas to the table!
Congratulations to all for their success and we wish them a great year in their new roles.
Here a few photos with our new elected representatives: