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

Kaylee KIEW

Hello, I am Kaylee Kiew from Singapore. I have been chosen to be as a representative in the Student Council for Year 2020-2021. I joined DC from Year 4. As part of the Student Council, I am hoping to help the DC community express their ideas and creativity. Outside school, I really enjoy playing tennis, hanging out with friends, making DIYs and appreciating nature. Let’s all make this a great year; a Year to remember.

Riley KLATT

My name Riley and I am from Vancouver, Canada. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, as well as different sporting activities such as skiing, biking, tennis, football and many more. As part of the Student Council, I will try to make Year 7 as much fun as possible for everyone and I will always be open minded to any of your thoughts or opinions. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Year 8

Sofia VALADAO

Hi there. My name is Sofia Valadao and I am half Chinese, half American. I am 12 years old and I was born in Hong Kong but I moved to Shanghai when I was 6 years old. When I was 10, I moved back to Hong Kong and joined Discovery College in Year 6. In my free time, I enjoy reading and hiking. I am very committed to my schoolwork and I play many sports. In the past, I have been a house captain representing green house, an assistant book review captain for the library, and a Year 7 Ambassador, so I have quite a lot of experience when it comes to leadership. As a Student Council member, I would like to ensure that all students’ experiences at Discovery College are improved and remembered fondly.

Mark KOUNG

My name is Mark Koung and I am 12 years old. I was born in HK and my parents are both from China, although my father was raised in Amsterdam. At DC, I’ve been a Year 7 Student Ambassador and now a member of the Student Council. My hobbies are reading and spending time with my family and friends. It’s a great honour and responsibility to be part of the Student Council and I will do my best to support the school in any way I can.

Year 9

Jane TANG 

Hi, my name is Jane and I have been in Discovery College since Year 2. This is my second year as a Student Council representative, the first time back in Year 7. I am from Hong Kong, and I have lived here my whole life. I enjoy swimming, snowboarding and playing bass. I hope to make this school year one of our best yet, making sure that we thrive and learn from last year’s events. I look forward to representing my cohort again this year.

Kai VEILLEUX

My name is Kai Veilleux, and I am 13, the oldest in my year. I am from the Netherlands. I have been an ambassador once in Year seven, and I want to try my hand at leadership again. I like going kayaking with my family, hiking, and playing video games online with friends. I hope to answer any questions you may have, and to be a good leader.

Year 10

Rea KIM

Hi, I’m Rea and though I’ve only been in DC for a year, I am honoured to have received the role of a Student Council representative. I have a wide range of hobbies which makes it easier for me to bond with people. I applied for this position in hope to be able to help transition new students into the school, as I have experience being one myself, and try to help the school become the best that it can be. The school has helped me in so many ways, and I feel as though I should try to give back to the community. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and hope that I fulfil my duties as Year 10 Student Council representative.

Trent ROSSOUW

Hello, I am Trent Rossouw from South Africa. I have been chosen to be a representative in the Student Council for the Year 2020-21. I joined DC from Year 1. As part of the Student Council, I am hoping to help DC students voice their ideas to improve their learning environment. Outside school, I really enjoy playing rugby, hanging out with friends and reading. I look forward to seeing how we can make a change.

Year 11

Mia SENTURK

Hi, my name is Mia Senturk and I am extremely excited to be Year 11 Student Council representative. This is my first year in the Student Council and I am eager to bring forward more initiatives and progression to the future of DC. Previously, I have also been a part of the Year 9 & 10 ambassador program, so I have some experiences in areas of leadership. I hope I can do my part and bring a positive contribution to the team.

Arnav SAXENA

I will be the Year 11 Student Council representative for 2020-21. I have been a part of the Student Council body for many years now and enjoy the work environment along with the students that join it. This role is a very diverse position in the school and I thoroughly enjoy participating in school projects. I aim to be more involved this year, Year 11 will definitely be a step up and I will be challenged increasingly. I saw that last year I was very timid, I said that I would participate but I didn’t have as much exposure as I needed to feel comfortable and able to speak out with my group. I hope this year I can show more initiative and actually step up my involvement in activities during meetings. 

Year 12

Renee TAN

I’m Renee, a Singaporean and Malaysian born and raised in Hong Kong. Throughout my 11 years at Discovery College, I have experienced and been given countless opportunities as a student. As I am quickly realising my time here is close to an end, I wanted to use all my experiences and observations of our students, staff and system to hopefully exert positive change. I am extremely grateful to have this opportunity in representing my year level, and look forward to collaborating with other members to form a communication between the students and school; striving towards progress within Discovery College.

Doh Young JEONG

I am very honoured to be representing Year 12 as a Student Council member. Ever since joining the Discovery College community in Year 7, I feel that I have established a strong connection with my cohort and will use this opportunity to fully express their opinions. I am prepared to undertake the different challenges this role may bring and keen to contribute with other representatives to improve our school.

Year 13

Savanna CLAUSEN

It is an incredible honour to be welcomed so warmly into such an important leadership role. I look forward to having the opportunity to serve and voice the opinions of my cohort for my final year as a DC student. Being a part of the DC community since Year 1, I have formed meaningful connections and developed a strong desire to improve the academic and emotional environment of my peers. I am excited for this year to be amazing.

Ethan CHENG

Hello! 你好! 안녕하세요! こんにちは! Born and Raised in Hong Kong, I’ve been attending Discovery College since Year one and I’m honored serving as a Student Council representative of the oldest year group of the school and watching my DC experience becoming a full circle. I am grateful and indebted to the school for the opportunities provided and I hold the same respect and gratitude towards the alumni that paved the way for my year level. I hope to have the opportunity to do the same for younger students and serve as a role model within the community. Outside of DC, my hobbies include learning languages, playing guitar, debate, swimming, archery, enjoying video games and film/TV show/anime. With this role, I aim to validate my promises and strive to make everyone’s ‘Discovery College experience’ as enjoyable as mine has been.