School Council 2017-18

St. Mary’s School Council consists of two children from each class from Year 1 to Year 6, who have been chosen to represent their class by their classmates. Their job is to listen to the views and ideas of their classmates and discuss any suggestions at School Council meetings.

They meet regularly to share ideas for an even better school, and to sort out any problems. These may include school lunches, organising extra curricular activities, ‘collapse the curriculum’ days or ideas for charity and fundraising events.

Meet our new, eager and enthusiastic members of School Council for 2017-2018:

Have a look at our Action Plan for the Autumn term: Action Plan Autumn 17

After discussions with our classes, many children suggested that they would like to give reading a bit of an ‘oomph’ throughout school to make it even more enjoyable. School Council have already got lots of ideas on how we can do this, but we wanted to get a few more opinions from children in all year groups. Therefore, we worked together to create a pupil voice reading questionnaire and asked children to take part one lunchtime in the playground. We will discuss our findings during our meetings… watch out for what we do next!

You asked… we listened! After analysing the results of the reading pupil voice questionnaire, we wrote down the particular authors and books children would like to see more of in school… and put an order in! Have a look at some of our new books we have available in school:

Many children also thought we should add another Reading Hero raffle into the mix! Children are able to earn a Bronze certificate for reading 10 books, a Silver certificate for reading 25 books, a Gold certificate for reading 50 books, a Platinum certificate for reading 100 books and a Special Award certificate for reading an incredible 125 books! Once children earn their Gold certificate they get entered into a raffle which gives them the chance to win a prize at the end of each term. School Council asked Mrs Moran if it was possible for there to be another raffle when children receive a Platinum certificate. Mrs Moran loved this idea, but instead said that if children read 100 books, they should be rewarded with a prize anyway. So get reading St. Mary’s, a prize is yours once 100 books have been read!

Well done St. Mary’s, we raised a brilliant £478.53 for Children in Need this year! Thank you to School Council who decided that children should come dressed in spots in return for a donation on Friday 17th November, and also for selling wrist bands and keyrings at break times.

Bobbie in Year 4 and Sean in Year 5 put in a request to School Council to take part in Key 103’s Mission Christmas. So this year, St. Mary’s has been a drop off point for presents so that children around Manchester, who aren’t as fortunate as us, will hopefully receive some lovely Christmas presents. We will certainly endeavour to continue with this charity next year! Thank you Bobbie and Sean, and thank you to everyone who has dropped off a present with us for Key 103 to collect.

Here is our Spring Action Plan: Action Plan Spring 2018

This year, School Council decided to raise money for Sports Relief by selling wristbands and by doing so, we raised a fabulous £138. School Council also led a different sport activity in the playground each lunchtime to raise the profile of a variety of sports. Here are some of our children enjoying hula-hooping on the first day of Sports Relief week:

Our favourite event of the year! Lots of children from both KS1 and KS2 entertained us with their talents on the last day before Easter. It was a fantastic celebration of talents and we all thoroughly enjoyed watching. Winners will be announced next half term, but for now have a look at some pictures:

Congratulations to our winners from both KS1 and KS2: Winners

Have a look at School Council’s Summer action plan:
Action Plan Summer 2018

The winners of St. Mary’s Got Talent showcased their winning performances to the whole school and their parents in a special assembly on Wednesday 9th May. Everyone enjoyed watching the acts and all the winners were fantastic! Have a look at the photos below to see our winning acts in action:

Congratulations again to our fabulous winners – you should all be incredibly proud of yourselves!