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Hello and Welcome to our School Council and Eco Club page

 

School Council

 

What is a School Council?

We value the opinions of our pupils and the School Council gives pupils a forum to share these opinions with others.

 

On this page you will be able to find out

  • This year’s students who have been chosen to represent our school council,

  • Keep up to date with all the exciting changes and developments we are discussing,

  • Find out how we are planning to make sure these changes happen.

 

Who is the lead teacher for the School Council?

Miss Treacy leads on this aspect of school life. She attends all the meetings and oversees the work of the School Council.

 

How can I become a member of the School Council?

Elections for the School Council are held every year in the Autumn term. If you have already had the opportunity to be part of the School Council for the previous year, we ask that you do not stand again for the next year, as we like to give different children the chance to take part.

 

At School Council election time, all children, in Year 1 to Year 6, at St Marys are invited to partake if they are interested. You will need to prepare a short speech to persuade class members to vote for you! You will need to share with your class all the reasons why you would make a great School Council member – perhaps you have good ideas, you are a good listener, maybe you are very good at organising events and enthusiastic about making St Marys even better.

 

After you have shared your ideas with your class, everyone in your class will be asked to vote. The elections for School Council are a good example of democracy; this means everyone in your class has the chance to be involved in deciding who will be the School Council member from your class, as everyone has a vote. Class teachers will collect and count votes. Those elected will be notified the following week once Miss Treacy has received names of all those elected.

 

This year elections will be held between the 10th and 14th of September. Names of those elected must be given to Miss Treacy by Friday the 14th of September.

 

When do the School Council meet?

The School Council meets regularly throughout the school year. The school council display board can be found outside the ICT suite. Here you can find the minutes of our meetings and details of projects the school council are working on.

 

If I am not a member of the School Council how can I share my views and ideas?

If you have a great idea or something you want the School Council to discuss, please speak to a member of the School Council. Before each school council meeting, school council members will remind children in their class to share ideas they may have. At the school council meetings these ideas will be shared and discussed with all members.

 

This year’s, 2018-2019, representatives are:

 

Orange Class                                  David          

Green Class                                    Lewis

Ruby Class                                      Meji                   

Yellow Class                                   Osgar                 

St Cecilia                                        Grainne                  

St Bernadette                                 Bryan          

St Paul                                            Shanika               

St Peter                                          Alicia                     

St Anthony                                      Orhiana                      

St Joseph                                        Lucy Mai                  

St Catherine                                    Rose Anne                

St Christopher                                 Andrew              

 

Meeting Minutes:

Minutes 11.10.2018

 

RED NOSE DAY

The School Council organised a cake sale and 'Dress up in Red' day on Friday the 15th of March to help raise money for comic relief. Comic relief is a very important charity that has a vision for a just world, a world free from poverty. The money given to the chairty is put towards incredible projects, in the UK and across the world, that are effectively tackling inequality and making lasting change. This year St Mary's raised over £400 for the charity. Thank you to everyone who supported the event we are greatful for all your donations. 

 

 

 

SPOTACULAR

The School Council were busy this term organisng our school's SPOTACULAR event. On Friday the 16th of November they organised a Spotty Run to take place. Each class completed their Daily Mile but with a twist. All children dressed in spotty clothes or decorated their clothing with spots. There was also a spotty outfit competition. The school council made a presentation in the morning assembly to remind everyone why it is that we fundraise for BBC Children in Need. We would like to thank everyone for their support and making our SPOTACULAR event a huge success. In total we raised over £430. Well done to everyone!! 

 

 

2017-2018 School Council

 

A big thank you to all of last year's school council members. You all worked extremely hard throughout the year.

Please have a look at what the School Council got up to last year:

School Council Minutes-11-10-2017.docx

School Council Minutes 1-11-2017.docx

SPOTACULAR.docx

MINUTES 29.11.2017

 

 

ECO CLUB 2018-2019

The Eco Club continue to work hard this year to ensure that everyone is reducing their waste at St Marys'.

Main focuses this year:

  • To continue to ensure all staff and children are using waste and recycling bins correctly.

  • To assist Mrs O'Gorman in improving our roof garden.

  • To begin to use our composter

Grand Parents Day:

On the 3rd of April  we invited grandparents in to help us to make improvements to our roof garden. They were a fantastic help and their grandchildren enjoyed helping out on the day also. A huge thank you to the grandparents who came on the day we hope you enjoyed the morning and we look forward to having another event like this in the Summer Term.

 

 

 

 

Eco Club 2017-2018

This term KS2 members of the student council and 8 other KS2 children (16 children in total) set up an Eco Club. The Eco Club ensure that the school is doing it's part to help the environment. Have a look below to find out what we have been up to.

 

 

‘Waste Prevention Project Celebration Event’

The results are in and we came THIRD!!!

On the 16th of March Miss Treacy, Mrs Amatruda, Ms Safari and 8 members of the Eco Club made their way to the Rich Mix Cinema in Shoreditch. They took the train and bus to reach the venue. On the day there were lots of activities that the children got to parttake in from badge making to dressing up Miss Treacy in an outfit made from recycable material. All activities helped the children to further their knowledge and understanding of how they can help to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and how to share this with others in their school, homes and communities. Prizes were given out on the day for first, second and third place judged on each schools display, scrapbook and waste audits. St Mary's were delighted to come third and win £100 to coninute our eco work. We would like to thank all the staff of Eco Active for helping us on our journey to becoming a more eco friendly school.

 

 

Take a look at our Scrapbook:

St Mary's Waste Management Project Scrapbook.pptx

 

 

 

‘Waste Prevention Project’

In the Spring term the Eco Club were given the opportunity to take part in a ‘Waste Prevention Project’ run by Eco Active, an innovative environmental education charity.

Eco Active’s aim was to offer the children an opportunity to build skills, knowledge and understanding of waste issues, as well as help pupils share the message with their families and peers. It also sought to instigate tangible improvements to the school’s waste management practices and a decrease in waste arisings.

Over the term the Eco Club took partworkshops run by Eco Active staff, each week focusing on a particular topic.

Week one focused on ‘Food Waste.’ The children learnt about what happens to our food waste when thrown away and how we can help to reduce it. The highlight of the workshop was learning how a composter works and meeting some of the wiggly creatures that help to break down the food in it.

Week two focused on ‘Textiles.’ The children learnt about what happens to textiles (clothes, towels etc.) when thrown away and how we can reduce, reuse and recycle textiles. They made bags using t-shirts.

Week three focused on ‘dry recyclables.’ The children made their own paper and also pencil pots using plastic pots.

The Eco Club have taken charge of recycling in the school emptying class bins and ensuring each class has the correct labels on their bins.

Our Eco Display