The St. Mary's School Council is an important forum for children. It enables them to voice their opinions and become actively involved in school decision making.
Each class from Year 1 to Year 6 votes for a girl and a boy to represent their class on the School Council.
The Council meets a number of times each term with Mrs. French.
School Council members all wear badges so that children know who to talk to about their school.
A message from the School Council
We have a very important job to do. We have been elected by our classmates to represent them during regular meetings with Mrs French. During these meetings we discuss what is great about our school and how we can make it even better.
We often take ideas back to our classes and discuss them, then feedback and decide upon an agreed action.
During Anti-Bullying week the School Council produced and delivered an assembly to the school. One of the messages they wanted to get across was "Make some noise about bullying" and we reminded the school about STOP- bullying is Several Times On Purpose. Each class created a movie or song on the iPads to put this message across which were showcased in assembly on the Friday of Anti-Bullying Week.
The School Council also set up a help/information desk where children could go and share worries or make helping hands to highlight who they can go to for help if they think they are being bullied.