JMIS attaches great importance to inculcation of leadership skills in children and has devised many programmes for imparting leadership training among them being our students’ Executive Body. From Grade III onwards, pupils in each section elect two CRs (Class Representatives) and four House Prefects (once again guided by the policy of maximum participation rather than minority elitism), each in charge of six different areas such as discipline, cleanliness, etc. The final selection is through secret ballot, are like our Assembly Elections at the state level.
All elected leaders become the active members of student council. Students are helped to arrive at a definition of the roles and responsibilities of leaders, traits that they must possess and how to grow into such a role.
Those elected from their Grades then vote for the Head Boy and Head Girl. Those who are CRs of Grade X & XI can stand for this position. Candidates for this position present their manifestoes at the school assembly. They are then allowed to campaign abiding strictly by the rules laid down by the school. Once elected she/ he chooses her/ his cabinet comprising of the following area-representatives:
• Literary Affairs
• Art & Culture
• Programme Implementation
• External Affairs
• Current Affairs
• School Facilities
• Coordination of Class Representatives
• Bulletin Boards
The Executive meets regularly for two hours after school on Saturdays. It helps the school community in a number of ways such as maintaining discipline and regularization of traffic, checking late comers and uniforms, organization of cultural activities and activity eeek. Young leaders learn to set goals, plan and work accordingly, foresee problems and take care of them, develop resourcefulness and courage to tackle unforeseen situations, acquire communication skills, understand people and learn to get along with them, learn to be sensitive to other’ opinions and respect them.
A mini Student-Executive is established in the Junior School. Leaders of Grade V constitute this, and are headed by Junior Head Boy and Junior Head Girl from Grade V.
The student leadership programme includes:
- The Student-Council: The Student Council takes shape in the month of April, with students of Grades V, X, XI & XII exhibiting leadership, sportsmanship, responsibility, sensitivity, integrity among other traits in a greater measure than their peers becoming proud members of this student leadership body. The Student Council consists of the School head boy, head girl, vice head boy, vice head girl, cultural secretary, sports captain & vice-captain, house captains and vice captains of all four houses.
- The Editorial Board, again with members drawn from Grades V, X & XI works towards school magazine and the students’ newsletters.
- Classroom Programmes that encourage the development of leadership skills
- Grades Ankur & Pallav have
- Line Monitors and Rear Guards
- House In charge of the day
- Helpers of the day
- Buddy System
- In addition to the above, Grades I & II have Young Brigade comprising of Monitors of the Day, White Board-in-Charge, lunch monitor etc.
- All Grades from III to XII have Class Representatives and House Prefects.