School Council 2016- 2017
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) Article 12 states:
“Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously”
Minutes of our last meeting can be read here:
Meeting 21st March 2017
Red Nose Day
This year the School Council has a new link with the school in Otavi, Namibia and has organised for the red sweatshirts we used to wear to be taken there in the spring term.
Over the half term the School Council and House Captains have worked with Mrs. Mira Howard to prepare a powerpoint all about the school in Otavi, Namibia and the journey of our sweatshirts.
We were really thrilled that Mrs Howard came into school on Monday 13th March to collect our letters and to talk to the the school about her trip which starts on the 23rd March. You can click on the link below to see the powerpoint that Kara, Max, Ruby and Mia have produced with Mrs Howard.
Click on this link to see our powerpoint Shalom School Otavi Namibia
Other jobs this year have included the writing of a new behaviour code for our school and raising money for a play trail as part of our school grounds project. You can read all about the play trail on the F.J.S.A. page.
This year we are:
- Creating a new Behaviour Code to tie in with our School Values.
- Identifying the charities we are going to support as a school this year.
- Deciding on fund raising activities to raise money for the Playground Project (as part of the School Grounds Project the Eco Council led last year)
- Working with Mira Howard from the Voluntary Service Overseas to organise for the red sweatshirts to be taken to the Shalom School Otavi Namibia for the Bushman children.
If you would like to read more about Mira’s work with the V.S.O. please click on the link below.
Schools’ Autism Awareness Week
During the week we found out more about Autism.
We followed the diary of Rosie King through her video blog ‘My autism and me’
Click here for the link to the Schools’ Autism web page
Thank you to everyone who supported Sport Relief
We had a fabulous time on the Dance Mats and had great fun!
In assembly we watched a short video clip showing the visit John Bishop made to Nairobi to see the change that some of the money raised had made to the life of a small girl, Margaret, and her grandmother who had been living and working on a rubbish dump.
We are also planning to be involved with the African Adventure Charity. more details to follow.
NON SCHOOL UNIFORM DAY
Martha (Y5)’s mum and Bertie (Y6)’s sister are doing a skydive during the Easter holidays to raise money
to fight cancer and the School Council has decided that as a school we would like to sponsor them.
We are asking you to support us by bringing £1 to school and not wearing school uniform.
The charity is called Bloodwise and they have changed the world for people with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders – but they won’t stop until every single one of the 38,000 people diagnosed with a blood cancer each year survives and can live their lives to the full.
Your contribution really will make a difference
Bring £1 and make a difference!
The School Council takes responsibility for working with the Senior Leaders to identify and lead whole school projects throughout the year. Last term one of the School Council projects was to organise the purchase, storage and playtime charter for new school games and equipment to be used at playtimes. This was a highly successful project and has really made playtimes much more fun!