HS Student Council

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WHO IS THE STUDENT COUNCIL? 

The JFKS Student Council (SC) is made up of 76 class representatives from classes 7 through 12 and of 2 Presidents. Each homeroom class from 7a to 10f elects a German and an American or third-country representative. Grades 11 and 12 elect 14 (7 German and 7 American or third-country) representatives each.

 

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL?
We, the SC members, serve to improve the John F. Kennedy School and to learn about democracy and leadership.

HOW IS THE STUDENT COUNCIL STRUCTURED?
The Student Council is divided into committees . Every class representative is a member of a committee, and every committee is led by one or two Committee Head(s). Currently, the Student Council has seven committees:

  • Spirit Event Committee
  • Dance Event Committee
  • Communication Committee (CoCo)
  • Management Committee
  • Charity Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Career Day Committee

SC REPRESENTATIVES TO OTHER BODIES
SC Representatives, who are elected by the entire SC, represent the Student Council in the following bodies of JFKS:

  • Educational Directorate (Erziehungsdirektorium)

    — Representatives: 1 German, 1 American; 2 votes
    — Term length: 2 years
    — Section on ED on JFKS website: Structure of JFKS

  • School Conference (Schulkonferenz/SK)

    — Student Representatives: 2 German, 2 American; 4 votes
    — Term length: 2 years
    — Section on SK on JFKS website: Structure of JFKS

  • Parent Council
    — Student Representatives: 1 German, 1 American; no votes
    — Term Length: 1 year
    — Page on JFKS Website: The JFKS Parent Council
  • Verein
    — Student Representatives: 1 German, 1 American; no votes
    — Term Length: 1 year
    — Website: The Verein
    — Page on JFKS Website: The Verein
  • District Conference (Bezirksschuelerausschuss/BSA)
    — Representatives: 1 German, 1 American; no votes
    — Term Length: 1 year
    — Website: Bezirksschülerausschuss
    — Explanation: In the District Conference, student representatives of all schools in Steglitz/Zehlendorf meet to share experiences with their schools’ student councils and to possibly work on common projects.

SC REPRESENTATIVES TO DEPARTMENTS
The SC also has representatives to the High School’s departments. These representatives attend at least one open department meeting per semester and act as intermediaries between the Student Council and that department. Department representatives are elected by the Student Council and have a single year term. The Student Council has department representatives with the following roles:

  • Rep. to the Fine Arts Departments (Art, Drama, Music)
  • Rep. to the German and English Departments (German, English)
  • Rep. to the Foreign Language Departments (French, Spanish, Latin)
  • Rep. to the Math Department (Math)
  • Rep. to the Science Departments (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Rep. to the Social Studies Department (the Social Studies Department is a single department, but it encompasses Political Science, History, Geography, Philosophy)

WHAT IS THE STUDENT COUNCIL DOING?
To find out what the Student Council is up to, read the SC meetings’ minutes which the Communication Committee provides, check out the SC board in the White Building, join the Students of JFKS Facebook group and talk to your class representatives.
Also, have a look at our list of achievements and projects.

CONTACT
Do not hesitate to contact the Student Council with questions, concerns, demands, complaints, or suggestions! Let us know what you would like to see changed at our school by talking to your class’ representatives, approaching the SC Presidents, or contacting us at “studentcouncil@jfks.me”

John F. Kennedy School

Teltower Damm 87-93
14167 Berlin, Germany

Admissions

Questions about the admissions process: welcome@jfksberlin.org
To submit an application via email: admissions@jfksberlin.org

High School (7-12)

American Secretary:
+ 49 30 90299 5758
German Secretary:
+ 49 30 90299 5710
Fax: +49 30 90299 6868
E-mail: highschool@jfksberlin.org

Elementary School (EC-6)

Phone: + 49 30 90299 5711
Fax: + 49 30 90299 6377
E-mail: elementaryschool@jfksberlin.org