Welcome to the School Council Page of our website.
On this page we will keep you updated with our plans and achievements.
School Council had requested more lunchtime options, and Mrs Wright asked SASA if they would fund some lunchtime games for our "Nature Area" games box. They kindly said yes, and we opened our lovely presents in assembly!
Fantastic collaboration between SASA and School Council!
The School Council organised a Bake Sale on Monday 6th March, to raise money for the Red Cross Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal. There was a fantastic response, with so many cakes donated that we had to have a second sale on Tuesday!
Alexia had the fab idea that children could come dressed in red and white, the colours of Turkey's flag.
Over £380 was raised for charity. Well done St Andrew's!
As part of Hester's School Council speech, she promised a school pet for St Andrew's. School Council were tasked with researching an appropriate pet, ready to present their findings to Mrs Holmes. Lots of pets were considered - including bunnies, guinea pigs and dogs! Barney researched the needs of rabbits/guinea pigs and concluded that they would require a lot of work - and possibly couldn't be kept outside over winter.
Mrs Holmes reminded the children that we already had the equipment needed for chickens. There was even the possibility of us hatching chickens here at school!
School Council discussed which year group would be best placed to care for some eggs, and decided that Year 2 would be an ideal year (they have life cycles in their curriculum, their classroom is close to the playground, and they haven't hatched eggs before).
Next, we had to persuade Miss Fallon to let us get eggs!
Here is the letter the School Council wrote to persuade her.
School Council raised the idea of more lunchtime clubs being on offer. They also queried when children would be allowed to use the "Quiet Area" again.
Unfortunately, the "Quiet Area" will remain out of use for the rest of this year at least, as it is next to the Year 3 and 4 classrooms, and despite its name, is not being used quietly! This disturbs learning on a regular basis. However, children can use the "Nature Area" beside the canteen.
Children in Year 5 and 6 were asked if they would like to volunteer to run some clubs, or find volunteers in their classes to run clubs.
Nadia, in Year 6, started a Book Club in the library on alternate Fridays - it's very popular! Mrs Wright has asked SASA if they will give School Council some money to buy games for the Nature Area, and they have kindly said yes. Mrs Holmes has asked for parent volunteers to support chess or tennis at lunchtimes.
Well done, School Council, for looking out for ways to make our lunchtimes as fun as possible!
The Year 6 School Councillors presented Mrs Wright with a petition with over 60 signatures! As there are three classes using the cafeteria at the same time, the children at the back of the queue have to wait for longer, and this doesn't feel fair.
As a School Council we brainstormed solutions:
Teachers objected to having 5 minutes taken away from afternoon lessons, so that option was quickly ruled out. The school council voted for option three, and decided that the class with the most children completing their Doodle Maths homework should go first each week.
Super problem solving for the School Council!
As we start a new term, elections were needed for new School Council Representatives for 2022 - 2023. Anyone can run for school council - and for Year 1 - 5, elections take place in the classroom. Candidates write a speech to tell their class why they would make a good school councillor, and everyone has a chance to vote.
As year 6 are the oldest in the school, and are expected to take a leading role within school council, they give a speech to the whole school, and every child in the school can cast a vote.
Well done to all the candidates who spoke so clearly and confidently!