School Council for 2018-2019
Meetings are held regularly with Mrs Mercer acting as the staff liaison to the Council. An agreed agenda is followed which has been set by the chairs. Discussions include any issues and ideas that have been raised by members of their class via the Bright Ideas boxes in each class or requests from members of staff.
A message from the Chair!
Healthy Week Assembly
St Paul's team of school councillors delivered our whole school assembly, this week, based on health and fitness. The group had thought of ten key words which would encourage us all to maintain a healthy mind and body, these included 'Be active, Talk, Eat well, Be proud, Hydrate, Rest, Help, Enjoy, Care and Communicate. Great advice from our school council!
School Council' s CAFOD Fundraiser
During this Lenten period the school council have been helping to raise money for those less fortunate. The team of school councillors and Mrs Mercer generously contributed a glorious feast of Fair Trade goodies to the Fair Trade hamper. This was then raffled off to pupils and parents, raising money for both CAFOD and to buy a gift for the sponsored children in the school for the deaf in India. Thank you to all those who supported and a huge well done to St. Paul's School Council. The happy winner pictured below, with the scrumptious hamper!
Christmas Hampers of HopeSt. Paul's key stage 2 pupils came together in one huge effort to collect as much food as possible for those in need this Christmas, supporting the 'Catholic Care Christmas Appeal'. Finely stocked hampers from years 3,4,5, and 6 were presented to Catholic Care by our school councillors, who had helped to put the hampers together. As the school council assisted in loading the hampers, Janet from Catholic Care thanked St. Paul's pupils for their enormous generosity. Our pupils once again have shown overwhelming kindness and these hampers will surely bring hope and joy to needy families this Christmas.
Mr Pratt (our PE Teacher) spoke to the School Council about having a football competition. It had been a very long time since we had such a competition so we decided to try it out with Year 5 and Year 6 children. Mr Pratt agreed to referee the matches for the school council.
The matches were played on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime and each game lasted 15 minutes. The teams were made up of 5 in a team, with 2 subs. Both boys and girls were represented in the teams. The results were displayed in the main corridor and members of the School Council acted as scorers for the games.
The competition lasted for four weeks, with the eventual winners being Merici and they were presented with certificates at our Celebration Assembly.
The School Council will discuss the possibility of running a similar competition this year.