Leadership Opportunities

We believe that providing students with an opportunity to take on important roles with responsibilities and purpose helps them to contribute to the School community as well as enhancing their skill set and offering talking points for university applications.



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The Big (and little) 8

A tradition from our founding school, students are selected in Year 12 to become the Big 8 for their final year of study at NLCS Jeju. At NLCS Jeju this extends to our Year 6 students who are graduating from our Junior School.

This is an important and prestigious role. A rigorous selection process ensures that the students who take on these positions are excellent role models and ambassadors for NLCS Jeju.

Throughout their tenure the Little and Big 8 have a number of important duties to fulfil, including leading events such as Senior School Assemblies, Founder’s Day and Valedictory. The chosen 8 have specialised areas of responsibility including sport, academics, the Arts and the Community. They are called upon throughout the year and are invaluable to the School.



Little 8

Other Leadership Opportunities

There are a number of leadership opportunities across the School, in both Junior and Senior, below are just some of the roles.

The Student Council accordion-plus

In Senior School the Student Council is composed of Tutor Group Representatives and in our Junior School they are Year Group Representatives from Year 2 and above, they are instrumental in representing the voice of students within our School.

Prefects accordion-plus

Sixth Form Prefects are appointed in September and serve for a full school year. They contribute to the school community by working on a collaborative project, attend and support school events, deliver assemblies and perform duties alongside members of staff.

House Captains accordion-plus

The House Captains in both Junior and Senior School, help to coordinate the running of the School Houses, House events and House competitions, with our Junior School students leading their House during assemblies. The Senior School Students also form a House Committee.

Boarding Leadership accordion-plus

A boarding leadership team exists within each boarding Home. There are four committees (Academic, Wellbeing, Media and Events), each with a prefect and area team members. There are also Boarding Captains, a Boarding Council and Year Group Representatives, all supported by their BMs.

Ambassadors accordion-plus

A number of Ambassador roles exist at the School to provide a voice for that particular area. Students can become Ambassadors from Year 5 onwards. The Ambassador groups include Eco, Sport, Library, Student Welfare, Global Awareness, Music, the Arts and more! Students work closely with the staff in their respective area.

Peer Mentors accordion-plus

Older students have the opportunity to train as Peer Mentors. These students provide a listening and mentoring opportunity for our Year 7s and new students. Peer Mentors operate with the guidance of staff and are trained to support individual students over a sustained period.

Buddy System accordion-plus

Students across the School are appointed as Buddies to support new students joining the School, offering advice and guidance to ensure they settle quickly into life at NLCS Jeju.

“Leadership plays an important role in how we collaborate with one another to achieve common goals”

Mr. Crispian Waterman

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