At Rockmount Primary School we are proud to have pupil representatives that take part in School Council meetings. These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through these meetings, all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution. Pupils at Rockmount Primary School know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter.
Our School Council aims to encourage our children to:
We value the benefits of operating a School Council. The School Council represents the whole school. We feel they benefit the whole community and as a school we operate as a community. Through our School Council and class council work it is hoped that we can develop a balance and wholeness, helping to make our community more harmonious to live in. Our School Council work will enable pupils with positive attitudes to exert a positive influence. Everyone will benefit from the work of the School Council.
Our School Council aims to ensure our children have:
Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:
Our School Council should give pupils the experience of:
Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.
The Waste Project
As part of our Eco-Schools Programme, Rockmount Primary is committed to reduce waste across the school. As you may be aware, we have introduced Plastic-Free Fridays to raise awareness and reduce the use of single use plastic at school. Also, from this week we have Food Zero Heroes in the dinner hall to reduce food waste across the school that otherwise would go to landfill and have a negative impact on the environment.
Last year our school councillors worked diligently to ensure that their Litter Project was a success. The design of the winning poster was printed and displayed on Veolia’s sanitary vehicles that work in Croydon.
Steve Reed MP, Pat Ryan, our local Councillor and representatives from Veolia announced and presented certificates to the winners of the borough wide competition.
We are very proud of our School Council in their efforts to raise awareness about the litter problem in our community and in making a collaborated effort to take action!