School Council

16/03/2020

The School Council are making and selling personalised pencil cases (full of goodies), bookmarks and tote bags to raise funds to buy new dictionaries.


The cost is:
£3.50 for personalised pencil cases or £3.00 for tote bags which will include your name and an image of your choice.
Some ideas for designs are:
• Caricature of yourself
• Superheroes
• Unicorns
• Pirates etc…
£1.00 bookmarks with gems and tassels and your name.
If you would like to purchase any, please fill in the form below.

Personalised Pencil Cases – Form

Congratulations to our 12 brand new school councilors, who were elected by their peers to represent the class.

Our Minnie Vinnie and School Council supporting the local community.

Our Minni Vinnies and School Council visiting Pennington Court before Christmas.

Our Minni Vinnie and School Council bringing some festive spirit to the residence of Pennington Court

Pupils from St Francis Assisi enjoying the Lantern Festival at Beeston Park

Lantern Festive at Beeston Park

As school council we were invited to represent our school at a Lantern Festival in Cross Flats Park. There were lots of activities: including a big snow globe; that you could play inside, a pantomime to watch and a tent full of scratch art. Although, this was all exciting, the best part was when we got up on stage and sang Christmas Carols with the Salvation Army and two other schools.

Along with Mini Vinnies we attended Pennington Court (a residential home for the elderly).  We played pass the parcel with the residents and sang Christmas carols, which they enjoyed very much as they all joined in. When the lady won the prize she was overwhelmed and we enjoyed seeing her so happy. She told us she had never won anything in her whole life.

School Council Projects:

  • Design and build a school prayer garden
  • Do more fundraising
  • Buy new dictionaries
  • Buy new playground equipment
  • Buy new sponge balls & football nets
  • Buy new reading books

Roles and Responsibilities

The Chair – Marion

I am the Chairperson in charge of the School Council and have been selected by the other councillors. I help decide on the agenda – a list of items for discussion. I run the meetings making sure everyone has a chance to have their say. I make sure that decisions are agreed fairly and that a majority of councillors support the decisions. I need to be aware of things we are unable to decide on without first consulting others or carrying out further research.

Deputy Chair – Bethel

I am the Deputy Chairperson. I am an elected councillor from one of the classes and I help the Chairperson decide on the agenda for the meetings. I stand in for the Chairperson or secretary if either of them is absent from the School Council meetings.

Secretaries – Amanah & James (Ikjot to help)

We are the School Council secretaries chosen by the Council to carry out the paper work and administration. We help the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson in deciding the agenda for the meetings. At the meeting we write the minutes – a record of the most important points raised, any decisions made and how these decisions were reached. We make sure that each councillor has a copy of the minutes so that they can report back to their classes. We are responsible for the School Council file and keep it safe and up to date – the minutes from each meeting are kept in it.

The Councillors – all of us

I am a councillor who was elected by my class to represent them on the School Council. I suggest items for the school council to discuss based on what my class raises in circle time or class councils. I also feedback our discussions and any decisions made by the School Council to my class. I sometimes take on particular tasks for the school council if we are working on a special project.

Photographers – Selome & Mathias

We are the photographers elected by the school council. It is our job to capture events and special occasions and to, when needed write notes and captions for the pictures. Sometimes the pictures will be displayed sometimes they may be used for news letters

Messengers – Ikjot & Jojo

We are the messengers, our job is to tell people when we have meetings or when there are letters to be given out. We spread the message from the meetings and inform the classes of events or any special occasions. We will speak out loud and tell everyone in the meetings.

Resources Monitors – Sada & Khalifah

My job is to make sure we have all the resources needed for our meetings. I will do this by asking the chair in advance what will be required. At the end or during the meetings, it will be my responsibility to put things away correctly.

Time Monitors – Michael & Ayaan

We are time monitors our job is to try to make sure that we discuss everything that is on the agenda and that meetings keep to time.