“Tell me, and I forget
Teach me, and I remember
Involve me, and I learn.”
-- Benjamin Franklin
The SABIS® Student Life Organization (SLO) is the heart of the school and a pillar of the SABIS® Educational System. It is a student-led mini-society that empowers students to get involved in the day-to-day experience at their school and offers countless academic, social, and emotional benefits for everyone involved.
Through the organization’s nine departments, students have the power to make a real difference in their school and community. SLO students have the ability to organize academic and social events, host games and challenges, plan athletic activities, participate in the Yearbook preparations, explore new skills, help academic standards, start clubs, raise awareness on important subjects, stand up for important causes, and much more.
By taking on this active role, students learn to take responsibility for their emotional, social, and moral growth as individuals as well as members of a larger community. The real-life experiences students are exposed to help foster their personal development as well as provide them with a platform to acquire and refine skills, attitudes, and attributes that give them a huge advantage in university and beyond.
Some of these essential life skills include:
- Critical Thinking
- Grit & Resilience
- Empathy & Tolerance
- Communication Skills
The SLO is not just an optional extracurricular activity, it is also integrated into students’ schedules as a weekly period, called the SLO period, which brings many of the activities into the classroom for the benefit of all students.
A Look Inside the SLO®
The Academic Department of the SLO® implements engaging academic activities – including peer tutoring, academic competitions, study groups, and shadow teaching – that are designed to build students’ confidence in learning and develop their academic skills.
The Discipline Department helps ensure a safe environment within the school and teaches students how to abide by school rules and resolve any differences in a peaceful manner. The department prefects also hold several bullying prevention campaigns to bring awareness to and help prevent bullying of any kind.
The management department is responsible for effective communication regarding all student life matters. In addition, the department is responsible for managing and maintaining the school premises.
The Sports Department promotes an appreciation for sports and encourages students to both get and stay in shape. It also helps create bonds between students and staff members through friendly sports tournaments and games.
The Wellness Department helps promote a healthy lifestyle among the community. This department organizes events and campaigns to help encourage and give both students and staff the necessary tools and tips to maintaining a healthy well-balanced life.
The Activities Department helps provide an outlet for students to explore, share, and teach others their talents and interests through clubs and/or events.
The Outreach Department ensures that both new and returning students are fully integrated into school life. This department arranges ambassadors for all new students and plans several events and campaigns to ensure that students are always motivated and eager to help others
The Lower School Department dedicates time and effort into organizing trips, fun events, and daily academic and non-academic clubs for students in Lower School. The department helps increase the interaction between lower school and upper school students.
The Social Responsibility Department helps motivate and inspire students to give back to their community through various charitable and environmental projects.