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St Joseph’s RC Primary School Council 2018/19!
Each class has voted and the following children have been elected as our school council for 2018/2019!
Year 2: Bodhi & Orla
Year 3: Fia & Joel
Year 4: Sam & Ruby
Year 5: Summer & Harry
Year 6: Fionnoula & Rhianna
St. Joseph's School Council 2018-2019
Our school council plays an integral part of the decision making process at St. Joseph's RC Primary School. Pupils in the school elect two children per class to sit on the School Council. Our School Council consists of ten pupils from Year 2 to Year 6.
The main aim of the school council is to give the children of St Joseph's a voice. However, its other objectives are: to solve problems making the school a happy place where we can learn, play with friends and have fun; to lead by example showing respect to the whole school community; to work as a team and improve areas of the school for the benefit of all the pupils and to bring to the Council ideas and suggestions of all the children in the school.
The Council meets regularly and is led by Mrs. Tuff. Through the meetings, children are encouraged to raise issues and help solve problems that affect their daily experience in school. They can also elect to work on projects to enhance school life.
The School Council is a thoroughly rewarding and exciting experience for the children of St Joseph's. It requires commitment and hard work, it also allows the children to meet people from different walks of life, share experiences with new friends and learn life skills and values.
If your child would like to join St. Joseph's School Council, then during the first week of September, elections will be held where any child can provide a written argument as to why they should be part of St. Joseph's School Council, and then be voted onto the Council by the peers in their class.
A school council is a group of pupils elected by their fellow pupils to represent their opinions and raise issues with your headteacher and governors in the school. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning and things like the School Development Plan, governing body meetings and interviewing staff.
* Represents all pupils;
*Takes time to listen to all pupils and communicate their views;
*Feed back to pupils about what happened about their views;
*Make things happen – or explain why they can’t!
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