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School Council

Rockmount School Council

"I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” - Greta Thunberg

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:

  • Develop confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities
  • Prepare them to play an active role as citizens
  • Develop healthy, safer lifestyles
  • Develop good relationships and respect the differences between people
  • To have a “voice” and to share their opinions and ideas with others

 

Why?

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:

  • A safe, happy and fair learning environment
  • A forum to voice their concerns and act upon them
  • A structured opportunity to learn problem-solving skills
  • An opportunity to take an active role in the organisation of the school
  • An opportunity to experience a democratic process

 

Our School Council should encourage pupils to develop:

  • A sense of ownership over policy and practice
  • A consensus over school issues such as behaviour
  • A responsibility towards the school community and environment

 

Our School Council should give pupils the experience of:

  • Planning, organising and monitoring small projects
  • Speaking and listening skills
  • Debating skills
  • Mediation and negotiating skills
  • Basic budgeting and managing money

 

Our School Council aims to prepare our pupils for citizenship by teaching them about roles, rights and responsibilities within the school system.

Latest News 

School council had their first meeting of the academic year. The members introduced themselves and shared ideas about upcoming projects and initiatives for the year. 

' I think we should focus on getting more equipment for the playground' - Leo Year 3

'Maybe we could have reading buddies at lunchtime' - Olivia Year 4

' I think we should still continue to think about food waste in school' - Iris Year 5

'One idea I have is linking our initiatives to future careers. Maybe we could learn the skills for different jobs' - Dylan Year 6

 

 

 

School Councillors 2023-2024 

 

Class

Elected Representatives

Year 1 Topaz 

Leo

Isata

Year 1 Opal

Laila 

Oscar

Year 2 Crystal

Apolline

Jemima

Year 2 Quartz

 

Scout

Gabrielle

Year 3 Moonstone

Leo

Ella

Year 3 Sapphire

Gabriel

Amir

Year 4 Coral

 

Olivia 

Lux

Year 4 Pearl

 

Buster 

Edie

Year 5 Ruby

 

Zofia

Elliott

Year 5 Turquoise

 

Iris 

Pascal

Year 6 Tanzanite

Isobel

Ethan

Year 6 Amethyst

Antonia 

Aydan


 

Pupil Voice

 

"School council helps the school be a better place and makes the children happy." Ella - Year 3 councillor.

 

"I enjoy School Council as it gives me the chance to help the children and the school." Antonia -Year 6 councillor.

 

"I like people coming to me for help and raising the problems at the meetings." Pascal -Year 5 councillor.

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