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At Bandon Hill Primary School, our School Council members are a highly valued group of children who represent the voice and opinions of all the children within our school. The School Council is an elected group of children who meet regularly and work together to represent the pupils of Bandon Hill Primary School.
The School Council is an ideal opportunity for pupils to get more involved in the way the school is run. The School Council benefits the whole school, pupils and teachers, because it provides opportunities for pupils to communicate their feelings as well as influence decisions that are made.
School Councillors are elected to represent their classes for one year. They are elected by their class peers at the beginning of each year.
We have an active School Council with two members representing each class from Year 1 upwards at Meadow Field and from Year 2 upwards at Wood Field. The School Council follows the principles of a democratic society to make decisions. At the meetings, held by Mrs Coyne and Miss Corfield at Meadow Field and Mrs Marwaha at Wood Field, we decide what we can do to improve the school. We don’t just decide ourselves what to do, our class peers put their ideas down too, through questionnaires and class discussions. To decide on the class representatives we hold class elections each September.
The School Council is run and led by the children, supported by members of staff, and takes an active role in making decisions and suggestions on behalf of the children in the school.
Members of the Council meet regularly, taking part in organising fundraising events, discussing issues related to the curriculum and taking suggestions from their class to the meetings.
At Meadow Field, our newly elected team of School Council reps have started to explore ways to support our school. We have had some great suggestions so far, including a variety of lunchtime clubs for the children to attend and creating a 'friendship stop' in the playground. If you have any ideas to put forward, please bring them to the attention of your class rep. This term, we will be working on producing a 'Healthy Eating' display to promote the importance of healthy eating.
At Wood Field, our newly elected team of School Council reps have started to explore ways to support our school and raise funds. We are currently planning initiatives to be carried out this year. If you have any ideas to put forward, please bring it to the attention of your class rep. We have also been involved in planting bulbs in our school playground. Photographs of this can be seen on our school council display board.