School Council, Prefects and House Captains
Our school council was formed in 2003 to give our students a forum to speak and to ensure their voice is heard.
The council is a democratically elected group of pupils
who represent their peers and enable students to become partners in
their own education, making a positive contribution to the school
environment and ethos.
The School Council meets weekly under the guidance of the
Senior Teacher. Minutes of the meeting are placed on a school notice
All classes have a school council book which is used to
gather ideas. At least twice a year the School Council lead a school
Classes from Year 1 to 6 are represented by 2 elected
members. The class representatives speak to their class and then to the
council. Following meetings they report back to their classes.
The impact of the School Council is noticeable in two
main areas: firstly teachers can be sure that all pupils have an
opportunity to suggest changes to school life, secondly the impact of
being a councillor leaves pupils with a real understanding of corporate
responsibility and civic pride which continues to impact on their
behaviour both in and out of school.
The School Council have an annual budget that is spent on School Improvement.
Prefects are nominated by teachers as pupils who are
role models for behaviour and attitude to school. Prefects are given
high profile and high status in school. They are confident pupils who
take seriously their responsibility to model a conscientious approach
House Captains are selected from Year Six, this gives an
opportunity to encourage those pupils who may not easily fit the role
of prefect. These pupils channel their enthusiasm into organised team
events and celebrations.