The student council is responsible for representing the opinions of the students, contributing ideas for school life and planning events for the students, parents and teachers. In addition, the student representatives, who chair the SRC meetings, are allowed to take part in various conferences such as the steering group and the general school conference and to make suggestions. The SRC consists of the elected student representatives, class representatives from grades 4 to 12, and the volunteer members of the SRC. With the exception of class 4, only the individual class representatives, and not their deputies, are members of the SRC.
The students elect their SRC representatives for a period of one year. On the last school day before the summer holidays, the SRC is dissolved and a new one is elected the following school year.
In addition to the elected students, two liaison teachers play a supporting role in the SRC. The students’ General Assembly is the assembly of all students from grade 4 onwards. The students’ General Assembly takes place in the first 3 weeks of the school year, the date is determined in consultation with the school management.
The SRC elections are always general, direct, free, equal and secret. All students in grades 4 – 12 have the right to vote in the SV elections. In the SV-elections the student representatives, voluntary SRC-members, two students and two teachers are elected. Apart from the elections, other topics can also be discussed and voted on in the student body. The SRC elections take place three school days after the general assembly. The student representatives and the SRC members of the previous year organise the elections.
The SRC represents the interests of the DBSAA students. This is done regarding the school management, the general school conference, class conferences and the individual teachers, as well as all other persons involved in school life. They often work closely together with the liaison teachers. Members of the SRC inform their respective classes of the results of the meetings and other SRC events in which they have participated.
Event planning is often at the forefront of these activities, and in the past, film evenings, Halloween parties and Crazy Week have been organised. At these events, students can have fun and take a break from everyday school life. In addition, these events naturally strengthen the sense of community in the school. But spreading fun is not the only work of the SRC! Occasionally there is also a commitment to social projects, such as the waffle sale, where 30% of the proceeds are donated to the German Church School. All this work requires a lot of planning and every two weeks SRC meetings are held to organize events and activities.
The SRC meeting is one of the most important management tools. Here all SRC members are informed about the current status of the projects and activities. In addition, problems with teachers, problems at the school etc. can be discussed here. The SRC weekend takes place twice a year. The SRC-weekend is an event taking place at the school which takes place over a period of two days (incl. overnight stay). The SRC-weekend serves the purpose to enable the new SRC to get to know each other and to work on and expand the annual programme.
Counsellors play a supporting role in the SRC and help the SRC with their concerns, in the organisation of school events and projects, and other projects. Liaison teachers also serve as a link between the SRC and all those involved in school life, as well as the school management. Another task of the liaison teachers is to solve, mediate and advise problems between teachers and students. Confidential teachers are bound by professional secrecy.
|Liaison teachers||Student representatives|
|Jana Stienecker||Claire Jörke|
|Pascal Hofmann||Natnael Haile Selassie|
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