Every year the children put themselves forward to be Class reps, or school council's Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Clerk. Class reps are voted in by the individual classes and the other roles are decided by a secret ballot, following the candidates presentation of their manifestos.
These children are responsible for discussing school matters, reporting back to their classes, and putting forward ideas from their class to the meetings.
Meetings are held regularly and all the children involved work really hard together.
Our current School Council
- Chair - Calum
- Vice Chair - Caitlyn
- Secretary - Caroline
- Treasurer - Jacob
- Year 6 - Sophie
- Year 5 - Theo P
- Year 4 - Millie J
- Year 3 - Riley
- Year 2 - Hattie
- Year 1 - Jayden
Since the start of the school year we have already re elected all our officers and representatives.
School Council already have their first fundraiser in the diary. A family photo shoot, ideal for Christmas presents! This event has now taken place, we even had some of the local community come along. We look forward to updating you with the money raised and our first big buy for the school year.
The annual Quiz night has been postponed until Friday 8th March, we felt it was too busy this half term and also it would be nice to have something to look forward to in the new year. Letters and Quiz Team places will be coming home soon. This event was again a big success with almost £200 raised for the school council funds. If you came along we hope you enjoyed the evening!
This half term, School Council have decided to help a local charity with their fundraising. This is the Hamlet Centre in Norwich you may have seen them on Children in Need! They are holding a teddy orphanage at their winter fair, but need donations of teddy bears. School Council will be organising a collection for this and more information will be sent home. Thank you for all the donations of teddies, the Hamlet centre were very grateful for our contribution.
Now we are into the summer term we are hoping to hold a few fundraisers one being a non-uniform day, date to be confirmed. We shall as always be holding tuck shops near the end of each half term. We are also starting to look at a bigger project to roll out across the school and local community, Go Green! We shall be making our own recycling area and encouraging litter picks. More details and information to follow in due course.
School Council have teamed up with FADs to help organise a country fete in the new school year in early September. School Council will be responsible for organising a dog show to go alongside the country fete, something the children are very excited about!
We have just agreed to purchase some new equipment for the school from the staff wish list, we regularly put a sheet up for staff to request equipment that is needed but there may not be money in the budget for. School Council are happy that they are able to purchase things that is needed within the school.
Recently the School Council held a non-uniform day to help raise funds for our recycling centre. We are currently waiting for storage boxes to go in the shed for the various items of "rubbish" we will be collecting to save landfill, help to raise money for the school and to help local charities. More information will be coming as soon as we have our storage boxes about item we will be collecting.
During the Talent Show, school council held a raffle across all 3 performances, this turned out to be a huge success and we raised lots of money to go in to the funds for new sound and lightening equipment for our school productions. We would like to take this opportunity thank the various businesses that donated prizes and vouchers for our raffle.
The Card and Party shop
Waterlilies Swim School
Heidi Swain's latest book signed by the author
Olly Bickley Squash Coaching
And thank you to parents that also donated prizes.
We will soon be finishing off the year and deciding on our final purchases before Mrs Bentley creates the end of year report and the new Council take over in the next school year. Our final fundraiser we are organising is the Dog Show alongside the FADS Country Show Sunday 8th September at Maisiebrooke Farm, near Beccles.