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Crawley Ridge Junior School

Live the Learning; Learn for Life

School Council

Our school Council is made up of 2 pupils from each class, nominated by their peers, and meets fortnightly.

The aim of the council is to be a student voice and Mrs Culligan steers the committee in the right direction. Pupils are able to voice their opinions, ask questions and vote on school matters through their school council representatives.

Examples of the work being done by the committee can be found on the School Council notice board next to the downstairs photocopier.

Elected School Council Members for 2017-2018:

Elm: Charlie Piper, Sofia Hafri        

Oak: Max Payne , Rose Walker     

Chestnut: Samit Khoat, Tillie Morris    

Maple: Keira Wood, John Summers  

Rowan: Teegan Markwell-Salter, Adam Hughes         

Hazel: Elena Drummond-Jones, Adrian Rodriguez   

Sycamore: Ralph Coates  , Izzy James       

Beech: Jemma Davies  Harvey Carter

 

School Council Meeting Minutes  Monday, 5th February, 2018

Please discuss these minutes with your class

Staff and class representatives present

Mrs Culligan 

Elm: Charlie Piper, Sofia Hafri        

Oak: Max Payne , Rose Walker     

Chestnut: Samit Khoat, Tillie Morris    

Maple: Keira Wood, John Summers  

Rowan: Teegan Markwell-Salter  , Adam Hughes         

Hazel: Elena Drummond-Jones, Adrian Rodriguez   

Sycamore: Ralph Coates  , Izzy James       

Beech: Jemma Davies  Harvey Carter

Minutes

  • Introductions – Ralph
  • Easter Competition. Feedback from classes on what is the preferred competition. Money raised is to be used to buy paint for Buddy Bench. The suggestions made were: Design an egg, Easter sports day e.g. egg and spoon sponsored race, roll egg down the hill, bake sale and competition. Are there any other suggestions? Talent competition, limbo competition, class football competition – every goal raises a £.   An Easter bake sale. Easter sports day: egg & spoon and some sort of Easter –themed relay,

ACTION: All of the above were discussed but the preferred idea was to hold a Mufti Day, part of which would be a Hot Cross Fun Run. There would be a £1 donation to wear Mufti. The sports’ crew could possibly be involved and children could run in Easter-themed or Spring colours. Money raised would be used revamp the Buddy Bench and extra funds could go towards lunch time equipment. Jemma, Teegan, John, Charlie to ask Mrs Knight about this.

  •  Toilet posters: consider any posters that have been submitted. Two posters were given in. ACTION: More good quality posters would be welcomed.
  • Newspaper. Articles have been collected by Mrs Culligan. ACTION:  Ralph, Izzy, Adrian, Rose to meet with Mrs Culligan at Thursday break to look at the articles and plan how to use them.
  • Mrs Knight has asked everyone to think about how play and lunch breaks can be more pleasant for everyone. What suggestions have been made by classes? ACTION: Ask your classes for their ideas on how to improve break times.                                            
  • Suggestions discussed:
  • Kindness collection: Mrs Turland has collected empty lemonade bottles (one fo reach year group and one for staff). It was discussed how they could be used to collect “Kindness counters”. It was suggested the bottles can be displayed in hall (relabelled and a slot cut in them) so that children and adults could put counters into them when someone has shown a random act of kindness towards them. The bottles could then be emptied weekly or fortnightly and a certificate given for the year group showing the most kindness. ACTION: Discuss this idea with your classes. Do they have any other ideas of how to record acts of kindness?

Actions to complete for next meeting

  • Jemma, Teegan, John, Charlie to ask Mrs Knight about the idea of an Easter Mfti Day and fun run.
  • More good quality posters for the toilets would be welcomed.
  • Ralph, Izzy, Adrian, Rose to meet with Mrs Culligan at Thursday break to look at the newspaper articles and plan how to use them.
  • Ask your classes for their ideas on how to improve break times.
  • Discuss the kindness counters idea with your classes. Do they have any other ideas of how to record acts of kindness?

Role of School Council

  • To make the school better – to improve the school.
  • To create a better environment for us to learn.
  • To make the children happier and make others happy about school.
  • To represent the views and ideas of our peers.
  • To listen to the ideas of others and to give feedback on those ideas.

Wish List

  • Ball wall.

Next meeting: Monday, 26th February, 2018

1pm in Graitney