Meet Our Students

Our Students come from 40 different countries with a roll of 670 in the Elementary School and around 1030 students in the High School. The Elementary School caters to expatriate children from Pre-school to Grade 6 (ages 4-12), while the High School admits both Singaporean and international students from Grade 7 to 12 (ages 12-18).

Elementary School Student Council

Why Do We Have a Student Council?

  • To enable children and young people to be active stakeholders in their school
  • To provide an extra network of communication throughout the school
  • To assist with organisation of special events and fundraising activities
  • To build pupils' confidence and self-esteem
  • To offer pupils the opportunity to learn additional valuable skills

How is the Student Council Organised?

We have one student representative from each class from Grade 2 to Grade 6. This means that we have 15 children on the Student Council. The Council meets once a week and each meeting is different. The Council discusses and organises many different things, for example, sometimes it discusses the playground or lunch times or it might be busy organising a new initiative or a fundraising event.

Senior School Student Council

The Senior School Student Council are the High School student leaders of SJI International. Nominated by their peers and with support of their teachers, prospective Senior Council members are required to give election speeches and canvas votes in ways that rival even Presidential Elections. Voting is highly organised, and the outgoing Senior Council are charged with carefully counting the votes. The newly elected team then go on a retreat to decide on the specific roles for each Council member, and to set the direction for the year ahead. As true Student Leaders, their vision and their rallying of students create the special atmosphere which is the SJI International Senior School (Grades 11 and 12).

They work on a variety of events including Hair for Hope and Beautiful Lengths, which sees the SJI International community band together to show their solidarity and support for young Singaporeans who are battling cancer. With an overwhelming number of participants, including teachers and students, this event has raised $120,000 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation. There is also an annual Blood Donation Drive, where more than 100 staff and students support the cause and donate. The Senior Council also organises other events for the Senior School such as Welcome Week and the annual Prom, aiming to give the new Grade 11s a pleasant start to a difficult two years and the Grade 12s a satisfying end to the tough IB course respectively.

Looking Back
at the 8th Senior Council
Looking Forward
- The 9th Senior Council 2016/17

Contact

  • SJI International, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore 298191
  • High School (all enquiries): (+65) 6353 9383
  • Elementary School Admissions: (+65) 6871 5261
  • Elementary School: (+65) 6871 5202