SABIS® firmly believes that education has the power to change the world. All schools in the global SABIS® School Network recognise that education does not occur solely in the classroom. The SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®) is a distinctive and integral part of SIS-UK as it provides students with the opportunity to develop life skills that empower them to make a substantial commitment, not only to their own personal development, but also to that of their community.

Operating as a student-led society, the SLO® program allows students to become involved in a variety of departments according to their interests, ultimately helping create an atmosphere of respect and care. The specifics of the SLO® program are implemented through a prefect system. Prefects who are carefully selected—not elected—manage SLO®.

All students are encouraged to participate in SLO® and to play an active role in their education. By working in co-operation with, and complementing the efforts of, the administration and academic staff, prefects add even more value to themselves. In addition, prefects help to raise the general standard all around them by promoting high social and moral values and encouraging participation in a wide range of additional activities and sports.

Through the SABIS Student Life Organization® at SIS-UK, students are provided the skills and experiences to become responsible and caring citizens who:

  • Encourage positive attitudes
  • Improve general standards
  • Promote constructive thinking
  • Experience real-life work and responsibilities
  • Enhance their communication and social skills

SLO® at SIS-UK is an important part of every classroom. Homerooms are comprised of a class prefect and group leaders who provide immediate help to their classmates. After a teacher has presented a concept and an accompanying exercise, these prefects check the work of students in their groups and assist the teacher in locating and filling learning gaps.

SLO® at SIS-UK sponsors a multitude of different weekly activities both during the school day and after school. These activities may include competitive team sports, arts and crafts, ballet and dance, drama, band, choir, private music lessons, Tae kwon do, yoga and much more. Involvement in all aspects of life at SIS-UK helps students acquire and refine skills, attitudes and attributes that give them an advantage in university and beyond. Top universities from around the world are eager to attract and accept those students who have acquired a broad base of such abilities and experiences.