Our newly formed School Coucil have spent the last couple of weeks talking to their classes about things to focus on this year. We have decided that we will organise some fund raising for next half term and that we will speak to Mr Wood and Mr Gubbins about our school yard. Many members discussed how children wanted parts of the playground resurfaced.
School Council is made up of 12 elected members from Year 2 through to Year 6.At the beginning of each academic year, children vote for which 2 class members they would like to represent their class on the School Council for that year.
School Council have regular meetings throughout the year when they collect ideas from their classmates and also feedback to their class after each School Council meeting.
As a group together they come up with really good ideas and there are times when they have to make decisions on behalf of the rest of the school.
Each year our School Council members do us proud within their role, they take their responsibilities seriously and develop a mature attitude towards decision making.
We look forward to meeting this years School Council members…
- School Council are going to organise a toy sale. This will take place in May. Over the next few weeks School Council will design and make posters to put up around school.
- We continue talking about the handwriting pens. School Council need to go back to class and exlplain to all children that they need to look after pens and stop biting them.Â Also, Mrs Swift is going to buyÂ a variety of pens to trial and see which ones help improve our handwriting.
- After Charlie mentioning the broken fence, Mrs Swift has spoken to Mr Fairhurst and he is on the case to fix it.
- School Council spoke to Mr Wallace about goalie gloves and he is going to consider this.
- Katie in Y5 asked could School Council organise getting an outdoor clock, so that children know the time and know when to come into school for music lessons etc.
- After School Council asked for a school pet, we are pleased to announce that we have a new fish tank with a variety of fish for all to enjoy.
- We spoke to Mrs O’Brien and she agreed to dinners and sandwiches sitting together.Â All the chidlren in school are really happy about this
- We have had a good response from all the children about the Valentines Card Competition.Â we need to promote this to get more entries.
- All the children in School Council need to speak to their class again about the ‘Recycle with Michael’ campaign.Â we have had 9 large bags back so far.Â Mrs Swift reminded the chdirlen that it was important to do things that help other people.
- School Council have decided to hold another cake sale on Thursday 13th February 2014. We have not yet decided what the money will go to.
- Mr Wallace has checked all the balls and is going to make sure that they are working well so thatÂ all children can enjoy them at dinner times and play times.
- School Council discussed the assembly that Councillor Rampling attended. We were very pleased that Councilllor Clarke also came to the assembly and spoke to the children.
- Not as many children as we would like brought in ‘Recycle With Michael’ bags, so it was decided that each School Council member would speak to the class again.
- School Council decided to hold a Valentines card competition. It will be 20p to enter.
- Mia asked about dinners and sandwitches sitting together at lunch time. We decided to invite Mrs O’Brien to the next School Council meeting.
- Joe mentioned the football needed a bit of TLC. Mr Wallace will be informed.
- Mia Wallace spoke about raising money to help children in the community. School Council decided to invite Councillor Rampling in to present her with the sponsor money.
- School Council also decided to help the community by promoting the ‘The Recycle With Michael’ to support the Salvation Army. It was decided that each School Council member would talk to their class.
- School Council also suggested another cake sale.
Last Wednesday, councillor, Ann Rampling came to talk to us. She was very pleased when the School Council presented her with a cheque, for Â£80, which she will use to buy presents for children in our local comunity who dont get toys at Christmas. We raised the money by having a bake sale.
When School Council sold the poppies, they raised Â£53 for the Poppy Appeal. Also, Mrs Hunter ordered new dictionaries.
Children have suggested that the choirÂ performÂ more in school. They have suggested that they sing in the whole school assemblys, as well as the Chrisatmas dinner. Another thing that has been requested is more reading books for the infants, as well as,new skipping ropes.
School Council have organised a Christmas card making competition and raffle. It willl cost 20p to enter the competition, and 10p for a raffle ticket. All of the entries have to be in by the 17th December, and the winners will be announced in the whole school assembly, on the last day before we break up before Christmas.
Last Wednesday, school council hosted a cake sale to raise money for a local charity.Â This was a huge success and many children brought beautiful cakes into school.
This event raised over Â£70.Â We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us.Â Councillor, Ann Rampling, will be coming into school on Wednesday 27th November, so that school council can present her with a cheque to help children in the local area.
Mr Gubbins has agreed toÂ school buying new dictionaries.Â Mrs Swift is going to sit with Mrs Hunter to orderÂ dictionaries appropriate to the level of the children in Years 4 and 5.
After theÂ school council discussion on new pens,Â it has been decided that all teachers will meet to discuss what theyÂ think is the best thingÂ regarding new pens.