School Leadership

Student Leadership

At International Academic School, we strongly believe that Student Leaders have a very important role to play in the day-to-day organization of our school.

The positions not only allow students the opportunity to model confident leadership, resilience, and responsibility, but they also encourage younger students to aspire and learn from peer examples. 


The information below will help you understand the roles and what opportunities for Student Leadership are open to our students at International Academic School. 


Head Students 

These students will be the pinnacle of student leadership in the school and will lead tours, open and close formal events, meet and greet at formal events, make end-of-year speeches and represent the school to the KHDA.

They will also be responsible for chairing the Whole School Student Council Meetings. 


Elementary (Grades 3 to 5) and Secondary Student Council 

The purpose of the student council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. In addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit and community welfare, the student council is the voice of the student body 


Learning Ambassadors 

The role of Learning Ambassadors in school is to promote learning by working with teachers to become better teachers, as well as helping our learners be the best learners they can be.

They will also be excellent role models and have a great attitude towards learning. 


Student Buddy Roles 

In each class group, students can be nominated for other Leadership roles by their teachers. At International Academic School, these roles include a literacy Leader, a numeracy Leader, a Digital Leader, and a Sports Captain.

These roles have been created to give peer-to-peer support in these important areas of school life. 


Heritage Heroes 

The predominant role of Heritage Heroes is to share the UAE heritage with all stakeholders, so these values are embedded into the IAS Culture.

This group is also open to those who are not UAE nationals but wish to share the culture of all nationalities across our student cohort here at International Academic School. 


Moral Ambassadors 

Moral Ambassadors promote moral education, tolerance, and happiness through displays and tutor group activities/newsletter articles.

This group is open to all students who wish to play an active role in developing student and staff awareness of moral issues facing the world today. 


Peer Mediation 

At International Academic School, peer mediation is a confidential method of resolving disputes. Students can negotiate over their conflicts with the assistance of qualified student mediators.

Peer mediators take no sides or assign blame to anyone. The School Counselor takes the lead in monitoring the process of mediation and of guidance as per school policies.  

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