Timeline

School starts Thursday 3rd September 2020
Applications Open Thursday 3rd September 2020
Public Information Meeting Cancelled - Contact us with any questions
Applications Close Sunday 20nd September 2020, 23:59
General Election Wednesday 23rd September, 11:10
Internal Elections Monday 28th September, 16:30

Application Process

Joining the Pupils’ Committee happens in two phases: the general elections and the internal elections. At the general election, the Class Representatives vote on whether they want you in the Pupils’ Committee (without a specific position in mind, except Leisure positions), while at the internal election the other newly elected members vote on your position.

Note: candidates for the Leisure Committee are elected directly onto the PC, bypassing the internal elections. However, it is at the internal elections where the Head of Leisure is elected.

First, you must apply on this website. As part of the application form, you will be asked to choose which position you would go for, and which would be your backup should you not get the first. If you want to run for Leisure Committee), the choice is final at this stage, otherwise you can still reconsider later on.

At the general election, you will need to give a speech to all the Class Representatives, explaining who you are, why you want to join the Pupils’ Committee, and why you would be good for your position of choice. There is a time limit of two minutes, however experience shows that time shouldn’t be an issue, so we won’t cut you off as soon as you reach the limit; still, try to keep your speech under two minutes. If you are applying for the Leisure Committee as well as a non-Leisure position, you get three minutes.

All the class reps will vote on whether they want to see you in the Pupils’ Committee. They will have three options, “Yes”, “Maybe”, or “No”.

If you are applying for both Leisure Committee and a different position, the class reps can vote for each position separately - they will have two rows for you on their ballot papers.

After the election, we will count all the votes and send you an email letting you know whether or not you were elected.

At the internal election, we will go through each position one at a time. The candidates for that position will be asked to give a speech explaining why they’d be good for it. There is no time limit on these speeches. Then, all the candidates will be asked to leave the room and the rest of the Committee will vote on the position.

If you know you can’t make it to the internal election, please let us know as soon as you find out and we’ll try to reschedule it. If we can’t find a date that suits everyone or you are unexpectedly absent, you can give your speech to someone else to read out (unless you’re running for President), however if you don’t get the position you were hoping for you will have no other choice but to take what’s left for you.

Positions in the PC

Changes since last year

  • Both CoSup members should not be in the same year

President

The President is the executive of the Pupils' Committee. They represent not only the views of the Pupils' Committee, but of the student populace as a whole. They must ensure that all Pupils' Committee members are treated fairly and with respect. Although they are individually superior to every member, they are subordinate to the Committee as a whole.

Becoming President is not easy, but neither is being President. Candidates must be serious and know that they can take on the responsibility. Prior experience in the Pupils' Committee is essential.

You must be at least 16 years old (on the day of the internal elections) to apply for the Presidency

Vice-President

The Vice-President assists the President in their duties, and replaces them in case of absence.

To ensure continuity, if the President is from S7, the Vice-President must be from S6 or below.

You must be at least 16 years old (on the day of the internal elections) to apply for the Presidency

Treasurers (2 people)

The Treasurers are in charge of the PC's finances. They are tasked with ensuring that the PC's financial situation does not deteriorate. All financial transactions have to be approved by the President, on the advice of the Treasurers.

CoSup Representatives (2 people)

CoSup stands for "Conseil Supérieur des Elèves". It is the federal students' union of the European Schools, representing the students of all the schools on the highest level, on the Joint Teaching Committee and Board of Governors meetings. Each school has two CoSup representatives.

To ensure continuity, both CoSup representatives should not be in the same school year, although this can be overriden by a simple majority vote, called for by any member

You must be at least 16 years old (on the day of the first CoSup meeting - probably the first weekend of October) to apply for CoSup

Secretaries (2 people)

The Secretary's role is to manage all of the PC's documents and emails. They take minutes at the PC's meetings, answer to emails, and manage the PC's archives, as well as the flow of documents. They also post our meeting notes on our website. They decide amongst themselves how to divide the workload.

Conseil Representatives (3 people)

The Conseil Representatives attend the meetings of the Conseil d'Education, Conseil Consultatif, Canteen Committee, and Library Committee. They decide amongst themselves how to divide the workload. Their role is to represent and argue the viewpoints of the students.

Poster Designers (2 people)

The Poster Designers design posters to advertise the PC's events and activities.

Public Relations

The PR member's job is to manage communications with the students and the outside world. They are in charge of the PC's social media accounts.

IT Member

The IT member manages the PC's website, servers, and anything that needs to be done online.

Leisure Committee (5 people, including Head of Leisure)

The Leisure Committee organises all the parties and other social events for the students.

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