Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.
The aim of St Joseph's School Council is to enable our pupils to have a 'voice'. This means that when important decisions are being made about our School, they will be able to speak on behalf of the pupils. For example: they may be asked to help with the interviewing of new staff; changes in the way play-times are organised and other issues relating to school life.
The School Council have set up a suggestion box next to their notice board and pupils are invited to put forward their ideas and suggestions. It is part of our ethos to value all children's contributions. The council also take minutes of their meetings which are available for all pupils to read so they can see how their proposals can help improve our School.
The current School Council is made up of representatives from each class from Reception to Year 6. A school election day is held in September and pupils are asked to complete their own manifestoes to present to their peers. A ballot box is then placed in each class and pupils are asked to vote. The election results are then announced as part of our Golden Assembly on the Friday and the children receive their official badge and are congratulated on behalf of the whole school community.
The School Council meet once a week with Mrs Francis to share ideas on how to make St Joseph's even better! They also read the suggestions from the box, made by fellow pupils and discuss how these could be incorporated to improve school life.
The School Council are also responsible for organising fundraising events to help raise money for charities as well as whole school outings!
Since September the School Council have been extremely busy. Here is a list of what they have been up to so far this year:
CRAZY HAIR DAY - JANUARY 2018