A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. School council members are elected from each class year 1 – year 6 at the start of the academic year.
What is the school council?
We are the voice of our students. We make sure that the student’s voice is heard. We believe in making a difference for our pupils and our school. We help make the school the best it can be.
What have we been doing recently?
The school council has been selected to be a part of the eco-active competition and we must show that we all do the 3-Rs in school which are:
The winning school is the school that reduces their waste the most. So far, we have reused t-shirts to make bags. We have also made recycled paper, and most recently we made pencil pots out of yogurt pots.
Written by Amirah
How to be a school council member?
School council is made up of representatives from years 1 – 6. Each class will elect one representative who attends meetings and gives feedback.
Each class will also elect a vice representative who will attend meetings and feedback in the main representative’s absence.
Having been a member of pupil council for one year, you will not to represent your class for the following two years to allow opportunity to a wider range of people.
Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination. Any class member is entitled to run for school council and the decision in each class will be made by a secret ballot.
If you wish to be considered for school council, you will need to present a speech to your class giving clear reasons and examples of why you are the most suitable candidate for the job
UN Rights Respecting
George Tomlinson wants to be recognised as a Level 1 UNICEF Rights Respecting School (working towards level 2). UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) is the organisation working specifically for children and their rights. It’s mission is to campaign for the protection of children’s rights in order to meet children’s basic needs and to empower them to realise their full potential.
In a rights respecting school, children learn about their rights and responsibilities. Children learn to associate rights with needs and distinguish between their rights and ‘wants’. They learn that if they have rights, they need to respect the rights of others.