- Blog By
Ms. Shreya Gopal
The Indian Public School
January 22, 2021 | In Blog
STUDENT LEADERS MAKE THE BEST TOMORROWS
Students are the backbone for development and growth. Working independently is not the answer to the question of advancements, but teamwork is. However, the major challenge that students face is to take the responsibility to lead a group of people in the same direction, collaboratively. An educational institution is not a mere block that develops a generation of learners and workers. It is a place that frames future leaders for better todays and the best tomorrows. The Indian Public School Erode adheres to this vision with its effective, active and collaborative ‘Student Council.’
“The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.” John Maxwell
TIPSE STUDENT COUNCIL IS A LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE
“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” Theodore M. Hesburgh
TIPSE follows a framework that allows students to become leaders, who in turn bring out the best version of themselves and the institution. The ‘TIPS Student Council’ is an initiative that wraps student heads together to commit themselves to various events, actions and responsibilities. The Student Council brings in an interactive, effective and collaborative group of students who coordinate with the students and the school for better communication and interactions.
“A school without a Student Council is similar to a government that functions without a
The Student Council body supports a student in need, coordinates to give life to diverse events and upholds the moral principle to make every voice in the campus reach the right assembly at the right time, in the right manner.
THE HIERARCHY THAT DIVIDES RESPONSIBILITIES
Every year the Student Council at TIPSE is renewed with assertive minds, eloquent speeches, modest thoughts, energetic actions, and sociable and sincere characters. The newly elected representatives are sworn in through an ‘Investiture Ceremony.’ Even during this lockdown, TIPS family has worked hard to make a virtual ‘Investiture Ceremony’ a possible event.
The School Pupil Leaders (SPL) are the Student Council Presidents who ensure a friendly and comprehensive student-teacher relation on the campus. The Deputy School Pupil Leaders assist the main heads in representing the entire student body of TIPS.
The Sports Secretaries represent each and every sportsperson from the student community. In fact, they have themselves brought pride to the school with their achievements in sports.
The Cultural Secretaries join hands with many dancers, singers, artists, photographers, musicians, writers, speakers and actors to be their voices, strokes and beats under one framework. To curb overcrowding of duties for the main heads, the Deputy Cultural Secretaries are elected.
There are totally 4 different houses, ‘Northern Nobles,’ ‘Western Warriors,’ ‘Southern Stalwarts’ and ‘Eastern Elites.’ These are all headed by 2 House Captains and 2 Vice Captains.
THE STUDENT BODY NEEDS A COUNCIL TO CATER TO ITS NEEDS
TIPS Erode comprises the Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary schools, all inside the same compound. While the Primary school has its own School Pupil Leaders (one boy and one girl), the Secondary and Senior Secondary schools elect the same Student Council representatives. However, collective and collaborative work of all the office bearers and student representatives of each class is essential for any idea to become a successful event.
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” John F. Kennedy
TIPS promotes the act of choosing the right leader while making its students the right leaders themselves.
Also read https://theindianpublicschool.org/charecteristics-of-a-powerful-leader/ to know the characteristics of a powerful leader.