Verita student councils serve to develop leadership skills, foster community awareness/ spirit, advocate for student well-being, and promote global citizenship. It is a corner stone of our student centered approach to promoting agency and interdependence.
Leadership & Student Agency
While some Primary classes have student councils, Secondary is usually the first time that students gain a recognized voice in the community. Learning about leadership is a key activity for many middle and high school student councils. Student members learn how to research, plan, organize and execute programs and activities for a large number of students.
Fundraising & Service Learning Projects
Student councils devote a substantial portion of their time to fundraising activities to support our Service Learning Projects and Verita Foundation Initiatives. Student councils help finance a number of events each year for the student community such as Karma Kitchen, Dance of Kindness, dances, trips and other projects.
While spirit weeks are fun, special events that last just one day or evening also offer students a way to break up the routine of school. Such special events that occur outside of the routine of the school allows students to build stronger relationships in a different environment and context with one another. These interactions serve to enhance their relationships which will enhance their learning in the classroom. These events may be held annually, like during the Christmas season or on Valentine’s Day. While other special events may occur on a more frequent basis community clean-up days and student-of-the-month days.