Student Council

I. General Objectives and By-Laws

Student involvement in school life is a must. Teachers, administrators, parents and alumni, should join efforts to help students become active members of society and better citizens.

Since1998-99 at Saint Joseph School, students have had a say in what goes on in their life at school. This is realized through a Student Council (SC) elected by the student body. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization governed by internal laws and regulations.
The SC is involved in students’ academic, artistic, and sports activities, and serves as a liaison between the students and the Administration, the Teachers, the Alumni, and the Parents’ Associations.

II. Name

The name of this organization is the Saint Joseph School, Cornet Chahwan, Student Council.

III. Composition

The SC is made of representatives (delegates) of each class section in the Secondary School, and the representatives assembled (council of delegates) elect officers of the council who will be as follows:

President, Vice - President, Secretary, Treasurer, Committee Officers:

Public Relations, Cultural, Sports, Vision Newsletter, Yearbook, Environment, Media… A total of 11 members will form the SC.

IV. Duties and Responsibilities

The Student Council

  • Serves as a liaison between the student body, the Administration and the associations of Teachers, Alumni and Parents.
  • Sponsors a series of student activities that best serve the diverse needs of the student body. All activities thus organized should meet the approval of the Director of student activities and the Principals of the divisions in order to insure full support of them.
  • Provides input into and supports the policies of the School.



All students enrolled at Saint Joseph Secondary School are eligible to vote.
Elections for class delegates are held every year during the second week of October and for the SC during the fourth week of October.



Candidates for class delegates must submit their candidacy to the principals/assistant principals during the first week of October.

  • Class delegates only have the right to submit their candidacy to the SC membership during the third week of October.
  • Each candidate has to have a program of action in accordance with the SC by-laws as well as the school policies.
  • Campaigning is permissible during the weeks between candidacy and elections.
  • Campaigning may include: - Fliers – Articles – Posters – Debates.
  • Voting for class delegates takes place in the classroom and the counting of ballots will be done in each class section in the presence of the homeroom teacher.
  • Voting for the SC members and the counting of ballots takes place in the auditorium in the presence of the principals/assistant principals and the two eldest in the previous SC. A minimum of one member per grade should be elected to represent the Secondary School (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Sec.).
  • In the presence of principals/assistant principals, the elected students will choose at their first meeting among themselves the officers to the positions of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and committees’ coordinators.
  • Those elected to coordinate the committees are immediately invited to participate with principals/assistant principals the formation of the various committees named above.

V. Student Council Members 2017-2018

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more; you are a leader.” [John Quincy Adams]


Saint Joseph School students have a say in what goes on in their life at Secondary School through the actions of the Class/Section Delegates and the Student Council (SC).


SC membership has been a rewarding leadership experience for all previous members.
However, it is a demanding experience that requires discipline, responsibility, and commitment.

The SC members are involved in academic and extracurricular activities of the student body.


Moreover, SC members are expected to:

§ Act as inspirational role models to the student body

§ Serve as a liaison between the student body and the school community

§ Manage their regular academic loads and their student leadership tasks simultaneously

§ Attend weekly meetings (Recess/Afternoon)


The members of Saint Joseph School Student Council for the academic year 2017-2018 are listed below.




Chairlady: Nour Ghoussoub

Chairman: Toufic Yammine

Vice-Chairlady: Karen Abou-Moussa

Vice-Chairman: Carl Machaalani

Secretary: Charbel Boueri



Marc Mano Simon

Rayan Moarkech



Andrew Bejjani

Ricardo Bitar



Gaelle Obeid

George Sebaaly



Jane Jabre

Jennifer Makhoul

Mia-Blanche Sawaya



Christopher Bou-Saab