Student Leadership | Aga Khan Academies

Student Leadership

The Academies’ programmes aim to develop students who are ethical, public-minded and who possess a pluralistic outlook. Both curricular and enrichment activities work to educate effective home-grown leaders who are actively engaged in their local communities and are aware of the implications of their actions. Through their participation in enrichment programmes, students are encouraged to take on leadership positions in a variety of different forms (e.g. house leaders, student council, team captains, dorm duties).

Not only do these opportunities provide an environment to explore and enhance skills such as cooperation and problem solving, they also enable students to set personal goals and challenge themselves. Student leadership activities vary from community service opportunities to sports and expressive arts. Students have opportunities to participate in the Student Representative Council (SRC) and other similar activities. 

"The conviction that home-grown intellectual leadership of exceptional calibre is the best driver of a society’s destiny, underpins the Ismaili Imamat’s endeavour to create catalytic centres of educational excellence." His Highness the Aga Khan (Matola, June 2004)Leadership activities instil in participants a sense of community ownership, creativity and a collaborative spirit, and prepares them for a lifetime of active engagement and leadership.

Student leadership in action:

Student Representative Council: The SRC is made up of students from all year levels, year 6 to second year Diploma Programme (DP2). Two DP2 presidents oversee the entire body, while first year Diploma Programme executive members oversee various subcommittees. These subcommittees include: academics, action, expression, citizenship, houses, finance, and residential.  Click here to read news from the SRC.

Year 10: As part of the leadership programme, the year 10 students participated in a very successful Zawadi Bazaar by running eight socially responsible business stalls. Read the full story here.

Year 9: Students engaged in an exciting project to improve cohesion between the Junior and Senior Schools, as well as to raise house spirit. Read the full story here.