What is School Council?
Our School Council is a group of democratically elected pupils who meet regularly to discuss relevant issues to the school and community. There are two children elected from each class who attend the meetings as ‘the voice’ for their class. These students are known as the Class Representatives. Within this group of children in the upper phase there are further elections for the role of Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, Secretary and Public Relations Officer (PRO). Each of the electives has their own responsibilities for the running of the meetings and events.
The meetings are split into Upper Phase (run by Kate) and Lower Phase (run by Ashleigh).
Those students elected as Class Representatives are expected to share the ideas of their classes as well as disseminate the information from the meetings: this might be to their classes, in assemblies or via the School Council information board.
Anyone who has ideas for discussion can speak to their Class Representative, use the suggestion box located by the main office, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our achievements for 2017 – 2018
Once again the children who were elected to the School Council did not disappoint. Both groups of children (we have elections both at the beginning of the year and at the February half term in Upper Phase) were innovative, vibrant children who had great ideas and were not afraid to share them. Each team worked on issues that ran throughout the whole year and some that were specific to what was happening within the school at that time. Whatever the subject matter, the children worked extremely hard and showed dedication and commitment throughout.
All members of the council were asked to sign contracts regarding their conduct around the school and all of them represented their classmates and the school really well.
Here are just a few things we got up to…
- Organised and ran a whole school marathon to raise money for the School Council charity Barnardo’s (we raised an enormous £1100!), each class ran a bit of a marathon, which when added together made up the 26.2 miles
- Met and interviewed John Paschoud, a local Lewisham councillor about recycling in the area. We learnt about what Lewisham borough do with some of their waste, they burn it and then reuse it as energy
- Following the meeting, we worked on being more effective with our recycling in school. We spoke to Comfort from the kitchen and Gary about recycling around the school. We even bought new recycling bins for classes to ensure they each have one bin for recycling and one for ordinary rubbish
- Were involved in Anti-Bullying week activities
- Year 6 class representatives met the Mayor (Sir Steve Bullock) and the Young Mayor of Lewisham to find out about the role of the Mayor and how this relates to what we do in School Council
- Organised inter year group sports competitions for upper phase classes
- Led assemblies for the whole school
- Organised and hosted the KS2 ‘Kilmorie’s Got Talent’ Show. Leela (Friends of Kilmorie Chair) joined us for the second year running and was a fabulous judge again. We also had representatives as part of the judging panel; it was a tough job judging as we have so many talented children in our school, but we managed to find some winners!