School Councils and Its Function in Different Levels of Schooling

Every phase in a student’s life brings fresh challenges for the child to face. In each phase the child learns new life skills and develops personally. While some students cope well with fresh challenges during the growing up years, others have problems particular to that age. School councils have been instrumental in nurturing the overall development of the child. But many schools are realizing that a single school council cannot cater to differing needs of all students. In order to address specific concerns of middle school, elementary school and high school students, specific school councils are established at every level of school.

One of the lurking fears that elementary and middle school students have is the fear of getting bullied by their seniors. In order to evade this fear, seniors are also made embers of the council. For example, a middle school council will have some high school students and the elementary council will have middle school members. This promotes interaction between pupils across different levels of school. Juniors can take tips from the seniors in coping with various academic and extra curricular challenges.

Another important function of school councils is to bridge the gap between parents and teachers. In doing so, school councils can educate parents about the specific growing problems that pupils might face. By having separate student councils, the events organized by them can address the interests of students of a particular age. Such events give a chance for students to showcase their talent and help them nurture it better. Suggestions regarding the school curriculum can be made through the council which is likely to be taken more seriously. Bottom line, the students gain more by having a separate at each level.