Student Empowerment

STUDENT EMPOWERMENT

Billabong High International School encourages students from a young age to take the initiative and go where no man has gone before. Their leadership qualities are nurtured through participation in a competitive house system and student prefectship. As they grow older, their latent abilities as leaders are further fostered through formal training programmes in life skills and Adolescent Peer Educators Program. The wellbeing of students is taken care of by the school counselors by creating awareness among them and being available for the students in dealing with their academic, emotional and social issues.

Students are given a platform to be alert, responsible & empowered through student committees like Peer Educators, Child Abuse, Anti-Bullying Squads, POCSO that imbibe them with the basic life skills & leadership qualities.  Workshops on understanding & coping with emotionality, preventing substance abuse, high risks sexual behavior, violence & aggression, child’s right education, career counselling, coping with emotions, time-management, conflict & anger management, balancing academics & activities, dealing with emergency situations, managing result anxiety & so on., are in integral part of the school empowerment program.

Career Counselling sessions are also organized in collaboration with CCD (Centre for Career Development).

Activities Conducted In School

•A Child Protection Committee has been set up in our school for their safety and wellbeing. It functions to create awareness amongst students and staff about safety measures and policies and strict implementation of the same.
•A Workshop on “Being Safe” – cyber safety, sexual harassment, bullying.
•Workshop on life skills for primary school on enhancement of social skills through two short movies “Joy of giving” and “Scrap Library” on 16th November 2018 in BHIS wherein life skills like empathy, respecting others, team work, sharing were propagated.
•Workshop on Bullying was conducted for the students of Grade VI – XII. The students were made to understand the concept of Bullying; its psychological and physical effects on the person being bullied and how it leads to many other issues in a person’s life like depression, low self-confidence, poor self-concept.
•Adolescent Peer Educators’ Program was organized in collaboration with Expressions India on the theme ‘ Emerging trends of high risk behavior among adolescents – encouraging pathways for resilience’

Activities Conducted Outside School

•Peer educators of Grade IX participated in the Mind Smart series –I on 26/04/18 Topic “Charms and challenges of Adolescence” in National Science Centre.
•Peer educators of Grade IX participated in the Mind Smart Series -II– Understanding and coping with emotionalityat National Science Centre on 04/05/18. The workshop was activity oriented where students expressed their views by various mediums like choreography, jingles, poster, skit, newsletter.
•Peer educators of Grade IX participated in the Mind Smart Series- III- ‘Preventing Substance abuse and allied high risk behaviors and media literacy”on 17thJuly 2018.
•Peer educators of Grade IX participated in the Mind Smart Series –IV – Family bonding and communication 8th August 2018, wherein children were made to understand the value of bonding among family members and how bonding aids in a healthy growth of the individual.
•Learners of grade IX-XI participated in a National Workshop on Child Rights Education for Empowerment and wellbeing by Expressions India in National Science Centre on 23-05-2018.
•Learners of grade XII attended a Career fair in Kamani auditorium on “Career options after 12th” organized by Centre for career development – Mr Jitin Chawla on 07-08-2018.
•Learners of BHIS participated in National health and wellness quiz – second round in MoolchandMedcity organized by expressions India on 04-10-2018.
•A Workshop by ICRTC – Dr Ravindran on “addiction in school children – New age challenges” in India International Centre attended by School Counselor and Middle Wing Coordinator.
•Learners of BHIS participated in National Safety Science Quiz and workshop by National Safety Science Campaign (UL) on 26-10-2018 in Balwantray Mehta VidyaBhawan.