In our school, we value the voice of the student. Student councils are a great way for students to take on leadership roles, promote the voice of the student body, problem solve and impact his or her community. Ever year, our student council is elected from 6th class after an election. All pupils are made aware of the members of the student council and know that they can approach them if they have any ideas or concerns in relation to our school. The student council meet with the principal regularly, to discuss and implement ideas that they have for the school. Our student council have come up with fantastic ideas for our school in the past. These include:
having no written homework on Thursday nights so that pupils can concentrate on their weekly spelling tests and other weekly tests.
purchasing picnic benches so that pupils would have an area to read, play draughts or play board games during break and lunch.
organising bake sales and donating money raised to worthwhile causes and charities.
organising non-uniform days and donating money raised to worthwhile causes and charities.
acting as playground leaders during break and lunch time to younger pupils, to teach them playground games.
creating a buddy system for incoming pupils and acting as buddies to younger pupils to show them around the school.