We are fortunate to have a thriving School Council, who enjoy getting involved in every aspect of school life. We want to spread wonder and awe across our school and promote friendship and unity.
OUR ELECTION PROCESS
Believing in democracy, we hold School Council elections every September. During the period of election, every child from Year 2 to Year 6 is given the opportunity to apply for the position of School Council rep for their class. The application process consist of three parts: they must write an application speech, they must perform their speech in front of their class and lastly, their class must vote them in. The ballot is performed in secret. Once they are officially a member of the school council, the fun really begins.
Within the School Council, voted in the members from Upper Key Stage Two (Year 5 and 6) to take on more specialised roles, such as, Chair and Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. This year we also developed our roles and responsibilities further with the introduction of public liaison officers, governor liaison officers and our marketing team.
We are responsible for giving all the children across our school a voice and we do this through our fortnightly meeting. Before the meeting we are allocated a set amount of time within our classes to gather any issues that our peers would like to be discussed. We record their queries within our school council books, which we then take to our meeting to be discussed. On return to our classroom, we feedback the outcome of our discussion. This system works well, and we are proud to be able to ensure that everyone voice is heard.
On occasion, we lead assemblies for both KS1 and KS2. This is really the job for our public Liaison Officer and marketing team. Although, sometimes our Chair and Vice Chair will take part as well. It is such a nice aspect of our role, to be able to keep everyone informed of events we have done and those in the pipe line.
Our Public Liaison Officers liaise with our senior management team and get dates put in the school diary for school Council events. These meetings generally take place at the start of a Half term.
We have worked so hard this year, not just to raise funds for the development of our OPAL playground but also to enhance the learning environment of our peers.
‘What I want to be when I grow up’ Mufti – the children dressed up as what they would like to be when they grow up and the teachers dressed as what they wanted to be when they were children. This was so much fun!
‘Teacher/Children’ Mufti – the teachers came in dressed as us and we came in dressed as them. This made everyone laugh!
Pumpkin carving competition – the entries were amazing.
Valentine Bake Sale – We were lucky to be able to sell so many yummy homemade cakes.
These have enabled us to raise £423.67.
The Big Fat Quiz of Aragon – This was a quiz that contained 50 questions about our schools history and weird and wonderful facts about our staff. This was created to encourage us all to talk to staff we might not usually talk to and therefore get to know everyone so much more! It really worked.
Our Annual Kindness Challenge – every Christmas we organise the kindness challenge, where we like to spread kindness out into our wider community and earn point for our class as we do so.
Food Bank Donation Day – we worked alongside Wimbledon Food Bank, enabling us to collect, a massive, ½ tonne of donations! We were so grateful to our friends for embracing this venture with us so whole heartedly.
Teacher of the month – children from every year group in our school can nominate a teacher for this award and every month we vote on the nominations and award a teacher with a certificate and a badge. It is such a privilege to be able to acknowledge and thank our teachers for all their hard work.
Visit to The Houses of Parliament – This was such an amazing day. It truly is such an awesome building full of such interesting history. We learnt so much.
UP AND COMING EVENTS
At the moment, we are currently working on promoting out Easter Bonnet parade, starting up a collection of lunch time clubs and developing our idea for an end of year Talent Show! So watch this space!