Fostering Student Leadership
It’s important for students to experience leadership opportunities during their schooling, to learn the art of building relationships within teams, defining identities and achieving tasks effectively.” - Claire Ravasini
Students have several opportunities to become leaders at Kegonsa. One of the ways is by joining Student Council. Students are encouraged to apply for Student Council at the beginning of the year, but can also join later in the year. Students can request to join or families and/or teachers can nominate them to join. All meetings/activities take place during the school day to accommodate family schedules.
Some of the activities that our students have participated in:
- Pajama Drive - collected over 20 pairs of brand new pajamas to give to students in need
- Shoe Drive - helped our Working for Kids Parent Group collect and organize over 2,500 pairs of shoes to donate
- Planned inclusive Spirit Days such as “Inside Out Day” - allowing all students to participate without having to plan ahead
“Student Council makes me feel really good because we are making things better for our school. I like helping people out by collecting shoes and pajamas. I also like being with kids who aren’t in my class because I get to know more kids at our school.”