Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) works in partnership with the ARIS administration, staff and parents for the benefit of the whole school community. Based on carefully laid foundations of mutual respect and trust, and guided by the school’s statements of mission and aims, the SRC seeks (eponymously) to represent the interests of all students, to be a heard voice.
The SRC, therefore, begins from the position that the interests of the student body do not contradict the interests of the wider school community. Rather, there is considerable overlap and shared purpose. The SRC consistently seeks to function as an effective voice in those decisions which most immediately impinge on the wellbeing of students, and to bring to the table innovatory ideas and novel perspectives from the younger person’s standpoint. Doing so is an important part of the learning process: learning to discover, learning to listen to other people’s points of view, learning when to insist and when to compromise, learning in practice the basic principles of the democratic process, learning that actions have consequences, learning about taking responsibility and being accountable to others, including the electorate.
The SRC is small. It consists of one democratically elected student from each class. It forms a simple structure including a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. It is writing its Constitution, with reference to equivalents in international schools all over the world, as this website comes online!
Central to the SRC agenda is to help the school unite by strengthening a harmonious coexistence through communication.
Bashhar Byrouthy – SRC President
“My decision to nominate myself as an SRC Presidential candidate came not as a surprise to anyone nor myself. Over the past years, I have observed and noted a myriad of issues that our students experience on a daily basis. Issues that distort, or perhaps contaminate, one’s perception of school, enough to make them view schools as boring institutions that cram knowledge without any questions asked. Such observations urged me to take action as soon as the opportunity prevailed. When it was time for the SRC elections, I knew that running for president would be the best opportunity I could get. With my appreciation towards fellow students who voted me in, I am now honoured to be the 2016-2017 SRC President. I vow to take full advantage of this powerful position, so that a firm channel is built between the administrators, staff and students, through which all of the student’s concerns would be communicated. This way, we materialize the ARIS that we all dreamed of. Hand in hand, and one step at a time.”
Nouha Hamoui – SRC Vice President
“A greater future for ARIS is what I envision, and I am willing to put in all my potential to make ARIS better. Being a part of the SRC team is a great pleasure in which I promise to fully exploit all of my leadership skills for others and myself.”
Papa Mark-Hansen - SRC Vice President
“As a class representative last year to being a vice president this year I have seen the SRC grow in ways that can only benefit the school. As this school year continues I hope to see us thrive and push ourselves to the limit.”
Omar Farouk – SRC Head of Representatives
“After failing to achieve the Vice President position in the SRC, I decided that it will not bring down my hope in achieving the positive change the school really requires.
I believe that being in this school for 10 years has given a very long exposure to what the school needs to implement to bring the maximum satisfaction upon its students. I have also seen that the school is taking the initiative to aid the SRC in everyday possible and that is what coaxed me into nominating myself as a Vice President. Finally, being a head of all the class representatives surely wouldn't be easy, for as your rank increases your duty increases, yet I am honoured to be the final voice of all the students in the school before the SRC vices and president.”