Welcome to our School Council page
At the beginning of the year a new school council was elected. Each class voted for the pupil that they felt would best represent their views. We used a ballot box and the votes were counted. In total we have twelve members who are very dedicated to working hard towards making our school a happy and safe place for all children.
Our main aims are to give all children within our school a voice and to encourage positive relationships between adults and the children within our school, as everyone matters. We aim to work as part of the whole school community in decision-making and getting everyone to work out ‘the answers’ together, in this way everyone feels equally able to contribute. By doing this we create democracy within our school community.
We have currently been working on a number of different projects.
Firstly for Shrove Tuesday we thought that it would be a good idea to have a pancake toss competition. To enter the competition the children were asked to bring a donation for the Food Bank, our chosen charity. Our evaluations showed us that everyone really enjoyed pancake flipping but thought a lighter pan would have been useful. We will remember for next time.
Additionally we created a quiz and book review for World Book Day. We based this on the Roald Dahl books that we had read as a whole school in September.
Meanwhile we have also been organising a Mothers Day tea party and a St Thomas has Talent event for Red nose day. We have decided that we are going to be the judges. We are really excited!
Our new owl points system is working brilliantly. The autumn term winners were powerful owl team and last half terms winner was powerful and burrowing owl team. To celebrate the winning teams got to wear their own clothes. I wonder who will win this half term????
We have also been busy writing our action plan and helping Mr Cockson think about what the children would like on the playground. Additionally we have been lucky enough to visit the Oldham Mayor's office with year 6, (have a look at the Y6 page for photographs). Also we helped Miss Lee think of ideas for our whole school celebration of world book day. We decided upon pirates and princesses and different teachers came to our classes to read to us. It was interesting having a pirate and princess themed day.
We are currently working on a celebration day for St Georges Day. We have many plans for fun learning activities that the teachers could do with the children in each class.
1st October 2015
Today we have been conducting a survery in our local area focused on recycling and how to keep our area tidier.
Wednesday 30th September
We have held our Macmillian coffee morning today. We really enjoyed waiting on the parents by serving cake and raising lots of money for a brilliant charity. We look forward to helping with future projects.
22nd September 2015
The mascot of our local football team is an owl, therefore we decided to revamp our team point system by creating four new owl teams across the whole school. Our first project was to use a tally chart to collect the opinions from each of the classes in our school. The children's choice was, the burrowing owl (mainly chosen by Mr Burrow's class ), the Little Owl, the Powerful Owl and the Snowy owl. We explained the following in our good work assemblies today (1/10/15):
All children within each class will be assigned an owl team and will recieve owl points for following the school rules, outstanding contributions to learning and working well within our school community. We have decided that the owl teams will have a display to show who is winning, you can see a plan of how it will look in the document below.
The most exciting thing about our owl teams is that the winning team get to go on a special trip at the end of the year.