Houses & Societies
Student Government (Council, Houses and Societies) structure is possibly one of the most important aspects of school life. They are a place of friendship, personal growth, and a way of taking a break from academic studies in a creative and productive way. At STEP, Student Government is a key aspect of ‘student life’. STEP Student Government is chaired by students themselves. Students not only help the teachers and administrators to maintain discipline but also in houses and societies, under the supervision of a Manager (a faculty member) students manage and oversee the internal and external activities and events that happen. They also look after the budgeting and allocation of resources and facilities which provide them a first-hand experience and knowledge of valuable professional skills such as leadership, communication, planning and organization, market research, budgeting – all of which employers seriously value and can help set them up well for exciting career opportunities later in life.
Students have a valuable contribution to make to the effectiveness of their school and their involvement in the operation of the school is itself a valuable part of the education process for the students. STEP Student Council is a representative structure through which students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school management and staff and parents for the benefit of the school and its students. At STEP, the purpose for the establishment of a Student Council is to give students an opportunity to acquire the sort of communication, planning and organisational skills which will be of benefit to them in their future lives. The contribution made by a Student Council to the development of school policy in a number of areas can have significant benefits for students and the school.
Structure of Student Council
President, Head Boy/Girl, Dpt, Head Boy/Girl, Section discipline incharges, Step prefects
In STEP Schools, academics and Co-Curriculars go hand in hand. Extracurricular activities render an opportunity to correlate academic skills with the real-world context. STEP’s creative curriculum facilitates students to learn better social skills, critical thinking and teamwork. We appreciate the contribution of the skills set a student can obtain from being part of a house at school.
Structure and operations of Houses
There are four Houses that are supervised by House Masters (a faculty member), nominated by the Principal.
Each house will have four tiers as follows;
- Tier A: First Steps I – III
- Tier B: Step 1 – 4
- Tier C: Step 5 – 7
- Tier D: Step 8 - 10
House Masters, House Captain, Vice-Captain
Societies provide opportunities for youth to participate in activities, interact with peers in a supervised setting, and form relationships with adults. They focus on a specific area, thus allowing members to develop their skills and interests in that area. At STEP we provide an array of activities from which children and adolescents can choose as per their interest.Structure of Societies
The Team of each society will comprise as follows;
Manager, President, Secretary, Team MembersSocieties’ Mandates
It is mandatory for all societies to arrange at least two events in each term (one intra-school and one inter-schools). Each society has to establish/manage linkages with other societies with the objective to enhance the exposure of its team members and to compete at different level competitions.Rewards
For encouraging and motivating the society’s officials, an annual evaluation of their achievements shall be made by the Principal on the basis of quarterly performance reports submitted. The Best performers shall be awarded some incentives like prize money, Shields or certificates as approved by the PrincipalCreative Society
Students interested in reading books, writing stories/articles, discussing the stories/books, debating as a speaker will join this society from all four ‘Tiers’. Members will participate in events and competitions to enhance and develop skills in imagination, creativity, communication, problem solving, time management, presentation and teamwork.STEAM Society
Students interested in Science, Mathematics, ICT, Robotics will join this society from all four ‘Tiers’. Members will participate in events and competitions to enhance and develop skills in creativity, communication, problem solving, engineering-design thinking, critical thinking and collaboration.Culinary Society
Students interested in cooking, food and beverages; will join this society from all four ‘Tiers’. Members will participate in events and competitions to enhance and develop skills in creativity, multi-tasking, organization, time management, team management and leadership.Track and Field Society
Students interested in sports, excursions and martial arts will join this society from all four ‘Tiers’. Members will participate in events and competitions to enhance and develop skills in team work, leadership, time management, competition and sportsmanship, handling pressure and commitment.Media Society
Students interested in Music, Photography and Dramatics will join this society from all four ‘Tiers’. Members will participate in events and competitions to enhance and develop skills in expression, communication, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, cooperation and collaboration.Nature and Art Society
Students interested in Art, architecture, painting, drawing, sculpture and gardening will join this society from all four ‘Tiers’. Members will participate in events and competitions to enhance and develop skills in diverse design, creativity, critical thinking, expression, non-verbal communication, inter and intra-personal, collaboration, nurturing and patience.