Student Council

The Student Council consists of two elected student representatives from each year level across Years 7-13. Our role is to represent all Discovery College students in terms of wellbeing. We meet regularly to discuss a range of topics that relate to student needs and school improvement. The Student Council has been instrumental in establishing, amongst other things, the Student-run CCAs and Cultural Stories. We are also responsible for allocating an annual PTA grant for student-led initiatives, and we coordinate the Cafeteria Advisory Group.

Student Council Bios

Year 7

Ralphy Dray

Hi my name is Ralphy and I am the Y7 Student Council for this year. I’m originally from London, England. I am 11 years old and I really want to help DC become one of the best schools in Hong Kong. I hope 2018-2019 will be a great year for everyone at Discovery College.

Jane Tang

My name is Jane Tang, and I am really excited to be one of the Student Council representatives for my first year of secondary. I am 11 years old, and I love design, architecture, swimming, gaming, and art. I am from Hong Kong, and I have been in DC since Year 2. I love being here with such an awesome community and I’m very excited to help make the school a better place.

Year 8

Edwin Gustafsson

My name is Edwin and I am half Chinese and half Swedish. In the past I have been House Captain, Class Captain and also a member of the Student Council. I like sports, especially Badminton and ​Ice Hockey. I am a great leader and I am trustworthy because “What we say is what we do.” My DC community dream is to make DC a nice, safe and enjoyable place for students. I am happy to represent DC Year ​8​ for 2018​-19​. If we work for what we want, it will eventually become true.

Gioia Mirus

After only a year in Discovery College, I decided to push myself and run for student council. As a Singapore born, Hong Kong raised, German girl, I do sometimes find myself stuck at a cultural barrier, however, Discovery College is such an all-inclusive school that teaches students to be open-minded and to work with all kinds of people. One of my biggest challenges was keeping a balance between school and personal life, however, I have learned that school is personal life, and plays such a big role in shaping us as people. I strive to, as a member of the Student Council, further embrace DC culture, possibly in projects that will benefit both students of our school and others.

Year 9

Arnav Saxena

My name is Arnav Saxena. I have been a student at DC since 2010, with a lot of experience in leadership roles. I am extremely happy to be part of the amazing leadership group that is Student Council for 2018-19. I was born in New Delhi, India, I am 13 years old. I have already been in Student Council for 2014-15 and I have been an ambassador for two years in a row. I take a great amount of interest in leadership opportunities and I personally love working in groups. I love solving problems. I am significantly fond of communication and I am a great listener. Outside of school I take an immense interest in Economics and hope to work for a government or a private firm. I am the captain of my cricket team. In my years in DC, I have learned Grow. Discover. Dream. has a bigger meaning than just a slogan and overall it provides power to the students to bring better personalities out in order to make this world better. Student Council is an extremely amazing opportunity to Grow in leadership opportunities, Discover new aspects of society and life and to Dream about the future and how I can shape it.

Trinity Leung

I’m Trinity, and I am one of the Year 9 Student Council representatives for 2018-19. Despite the fact that I was born in Hong Kong, I’ve also lived in Japan and Canada. I have been part of the DC Community since 2012 and started my awesome journey. My interests include taekwondo, ballet and playing the flute. I’m very excited to be part of the team and will do my best to help the school in any ways possible. I look forward to working with my peers and teachers as a member of the Student Council this year.

Year 10

Kershaun Mathew

I was born and raised in Hong Kong. Being in Discovery College since Year 1, I have always been learning to Grow. Discover. Dream. I have been previously elected for many leadership roles such as Class Captain, CE Captain and House Captain. My goal is to strive for improvement in the betterment of Discovery College as a whole and also communicate effectively with my peers. Outside of school, I have a passion for extracurricular activities in sports and music. I play the drums, am a member of DB squash team and also run for the DC cross-country team. I look forward to my second term as a Student Council member, working closely with Mr Beach and fellow Discovery College students from all year levels, to improve quality of life for all of us in Discovery College.

Serena Wong

While finally beginning to transition into the upper year levels of secondary, I am extremely grateful to have been elected to a position on the student council. I come from Hong Kong and Malaysia and enjoy reading, writing and acting. As of now, my favourite subjects remain as English, science and drama as I love a very broad spectrum of subjects. Being born and raised in Hong Kong, DC has been my school from the very first year of primary onwards and during my journey here, I have been selected for roles of Class Captain and Ambassador. I am also currently an Ambassador for the Higher Education Office. I believe that these leadership opportunities help me develop as a person by helping me improve organisation and critical decision-making skills. In return, I wish to help provide a safe and healthy community in not just my own cohort but the entire school so that students can make the best out of their education while here at DC.

Year 11

Richie Takasumi

I’m looking forward to helping convey student ideas to the Student Council to create change in our school. I’ve lived in America for 8 years of my life and Hong Kong for 7 this year. I’m currently in my 5th year at DC. During my free time, I like learning guitar, as well as playing any type of video game.

Alisa Lam

I am delighted to be chosen to represent my year group as a member of the student council. I am 15 years old and have been in DC since Year 1. Throughout almost 11 years, I have learned to Grow. Discover. Dream. While striving to achieve my goals. My aim is to create a better learning space for every student at Discovery College and ensure that the voice of my year group is heard within the Student Council.

Year 12

Michael Blanchette

Being a mix of Thai and New Zealand, I came to Discovery College in Year 9 after spending more than seven years in a local school in Hong Kong. Since this is my first time running, I am appreciative of being trusted to not only deliver fresh ideas to the table, but also the ideas of my peers in order to improve the atmosphere of our school lives. I am convinced that through concise and sufficient communication between the representatives of the Student Council and the rest of the students in the school, we will be successful in achieving our goal of creating the best version of Discovery College for ourselves during the years to come.

Jueun Kang

My previous 2 years on the Student Council has been a humbling experience and I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve and represent both the school and my peers for an additional year. I value Student Council because it allows students to contribute and spread their voice, further solidifying communication within our DC community. I am honoured to receive the trust of my cohort and am confident to continue making positive improvements. In addition to Student Council, my passions include performing arts, running and spending time with my friends and family.

Year 13

Dennis Law

I am both grateful and excited to serve as a Student Council representative. I have learned a lot from the last two terms, and this has greatly motivated me to continue to bring positive impacts to our students. I look forward to enhancing and improving our students learning environment and wellbeing in the future. I hope to further myself as a leader for my peers and as an effective member in collaborating with other representatives. Beyond school, I also enjoy playing sports, reading, music, and film.

Nicole Woo

Cardinal J. Gibbons once said, “There are no office hours for leaders.” It is an honour to be serving the student cohort for a sixth term on the student council, especially this year as Year 13 chair. Leadership is no stroll in the park, and I’ve faced many challenges along the way, allowing me to bounce back resiliently as a stronger role model for my peers. The biggest difficulty, often overlooked, is the equilibrium between schoolwork and extracurriculars. However, I am committed to catering to the students’ well-being and acting as a conduit between all ports of the school. For my last year at Discovery College, I am prepared to take on this leadership role, working 25/8 to ensure student life is at its prime for the years below. Outside of school, I enjoy participating in Model United Nations conferences and dragon boating. I look forward to what this year brings and am excited to work with the new council to bring forth change to the school!