Becoming a Sixth Former at RBIS is not only about achieving good grades – it is also about embracing opportunities that will help students to grow as individuals as well as to develop the kinds of skills that universities and employers are looking for.
Increasingly, competitive universities want students who can demonstrate non-academic achievements. Therefore at RBIS we offer many leadership opportunities, for example: ‘Student Council representative’, in which students from each year group meet every two weeks to discuss the successes and development of the school or the role of ‘house captain’ (one per house) who assists teachers during house events.
Sixth Form has its own unique roles, namely ‘prefects’ and ‘school captain’ (head prefect). Prefects are Y.13 students who take responsibility as role models for younger students and help to ensure that the school is a safe and secure place for all. Some of their other tasks include supporting RBIS at school and house events (such as parents evening, helping out with productions or extra-curricular events, open days etc) and conducting break / lunch duties as per the agreed rota. The role of school captain would empower one student in Year 13 to work closely with the Head of Sixth Form to ensure that the student voice is heard and acted upon. At the start of each academic year candidates are able to nominate themselves and present a short talk to Secondary students and teachers during an assembly as to why they would be suitable for the role. Once finished voting starts which includes students and staff.
Our Y.12’s are given minor leadership roles as preparation for Y.13. Throughout the year they work in pairs leading daily lunch break activities. The 2019-2020 clubs are shown below:
A Long Standing Passion For Community Service
A very important feature of the RBIS Sixth Form is the opportunity it provides for students to take part in community service. By choosing how they would like to work with our service partners, students are able to help those less fortunate than themselves. Students learn much about their own values and their compassion towards other people through our community service programme. This is therefore an essential part of the course. Below you find some photos of the 2019 community service project in Phitsanulok province: