School Council

Welcome to Rock Ferry Primary's School Council

 

Why do we have a School Council?

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. Councillors develop skills such as confidence, communication and negotiation. It is the responsibility of each Councillor to ensure that they express both their own views and the views of all the other pupils they represent.

 

Who can be a member of the School Council?
 We have an active School Council with a number of children representing their fellow pupils from Year 2 to Year 6.  Each councillor is elected by their classmates at the beginning of the school year after a short presentation explaining why they should be elected. The members then elect a Chair, an Assistant Chair, a Secretary and a Treasurer.

 

What do we do?

Members of the Council take part in discussions and votes and also feedback any relevant information to their class. At times they are requested to ask their class for ideas or take class votes relating to discussions by the Council. Members meet regularly with Miss Drysdale.

 

What have we done so far?

This year we have worked on key school events, including coordinating the Indian exchange visit, helping the visiting staff to settle in as much as possible. We continue to work with Miss Green on improving links with our global partnership school.  In fact, we are currently working on planning to raise funds to support the education of some girls in our partner school.

We have planned and organised many of the activities for whole school events, such as World Book Day.