The School Council at Orchard is elected through a fair and democratic process. Each September, children in Year 6 present their manifesto to the school and explain why they would make a good Chair of School Council and what they would do to make the school an even better place. The whole school then votes for their selected candidate. The Chair and Vice Chair meet with Mr Cooper (School Council Link Teacher) regularly to plan and write the agenda for each meeting. Our Chair this year is Harrison and our Vice Chair is Amelia. They have some great ideas for how they can work as a team to make Orchard even better.
We also hold elections within each class to find our Class Representatives. Their job is to feedback the key information from each meeting to their class. They are to then gather any ideas that their class may have ready for the next meeting. Having representatives from each class makes sure that the children’s voices are heard and involves children from 4+ to Year 6 in the decision making.
The children all look forward to the meetings and they know that they have a responsible job and can make a big difference to the way the school is run. Look out for information on the School Council Board which will include meetings from our last meeting and what we have achieved so far.
Our School Council Representatives for 2018 – 2019:
Harrison – Chair
Amelia – Vice Chair
Class 9 - Evie
Class 8 – North
Class 7 – Katie and Denis
Class 6 – Darcey and Amy
Class 5 – Jessica and Ty
Class 4 – Freddie and Olivia
Class 3 – Olive and Thea
Class 2 – Joe and Kara
Class 1 – Isabelle and Leo
4+ - To join after Christmas
School Council News
Ideas and suggestions from class councils are brought to full school councils meetings each half term, enabling pupil views, on a wide range of matters, to be taken into consideration.
As your School Council, we promise to:
- Listen to your ideas, concerns and worries.
- Always wear our badges so you can find us if you ever need us.
- Attend our weekly meetings to ensure we are always working on the projects you want.
- Work with Mrs Heath, Mrs Shields and the governors to make sure your ideas are heard and actioned.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you so much to the parents/visitors who attended our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We also very much appreciated the help from those who donated cakes or sent their children in with money to spend.
Thanks to the very persuasive sales techniques of our fantastic school council, we were able to raise £232.30 for this wonderful charity. The cakes looked absolutely delicious!
Children in Need
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘Colour Crazy’ day for the BBC’s Children In Need appeal. Our school raised £520.11 in support for the charity, which included the funds from additional activities such as the ‘fill a picture of Pudsey with coins’ competition run by our School Council President and Vice President, as well as our ‘top secret’ fundraising activity which turned out to be throwing sponges at the staff! Well done to School Council who organised the day.
Healthy Eating Promotion
Our School Councillors have been busy producing leaflets about healthy eating to encourage us all to make good choices in our packed lunches.
We are very proud of our School Council. They are wonderful ambassadors for our school!