Having A Say In Primary School
In Primary, our School Council is a group of pupils elected by their peers to represent the opinions and issues raised by other pupils then communicate back to the Headteacher and Principal. The School Council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning these projects by being in charge of implementing changes around the school. Students will have focus group sessions where they will discuss which ideas are possible to implement. They also have a page in the yearbook documenting the changes they have made throughout the year.
The School Council will present at a assemblies to inform their peers and raise awareness about issues facing the world. They also work as a team to fundraise for their chosen charity ‘Dew Drops’, developing their empathy and giving them an understanding social responsibility.
Initially, Primary students can become involved by expressing an interest with their teacher and putting themselves forward when the vote takes place. Once on the School Council the children meet fortnightly to discuss issues and ideas raised by their peers. They will sometimes meet with the Principal and Primary head to discuss how they can implement changes. The main benefit of school council is to give pupils a voice within school life, experience of decision making, team work and confidence building.
Primary Student Council 2020-2021
Aim of the Council: To encourage a shared responsibility for aspects of day-to-day life at school and to develop a caring and co-operative community.
The Council is made up of representatives from Years 3 to 6 and supported by Mrs. Cannon, our Deputy Head of Primary, and Ms. Anna Dunhill, Head of Primary EAL.
2020-2021 elected members
Head Boy: Lawrence Gao (Year 6)
Head Girl: Amber Zhang (Year 6)
- Year 3 Justin Yu & Mary Zhao
- Year 4 Adrianna Thompson & Yeonwoo Shin
- Year 5 Christopher Kicker & Maria Bruno
- GK4 Anastasia Arnarsdottir & Mar De Castro Romera
- Year 6 Amber Thompson, Lasse Stebener, William Wang, Yasmin Chesaru