Our School Council members are led by Miss Thompson.
One School Council member has been chosen from each class from EYFS to Year 6.
2017 - 2018
Today we met in the Library with Governor Nicky Dixon to set up our new School Council Class File. Miss Thompson gave us our lever arch file with our first blank question sheet in it. We discuss what our first question to our class/peers should be. Isaac suggested basing our question around the fruit in our school. The fruit trolley system for KS2 and the fruit wastage in KS1. We composed the questions together
- How could we improve the fruit system to minimize the wastage (KS1)
- How could we improve the fruit trolley system to ensure children don't spend all of their playtime in the queue?
We are going to be given 15 minutes 'teaching time' in our classes at some point over the next 3 weeks - during this time we are going to put the question to our class and collect their opinions/ideas. We are going to file their responses in the lever arch and bring it to the next meeting to discuss.
Today we met as a council team to remind ourselves of the rules and expectations within our school. We discussed that, as school council, it is our responsibility to make sure we are being good role models to the other children in our school. We listed a few things that we could do to make sure the children in our school are making the right choices:
- Walk sensibly and remind children who need reminding
- Be respectful of adults and stop to let the adult through the door first
- Have good manors and remind other children of their manors (especially at lunch time)
- Use good listening ears when the teacher of another child is talking
- Use inside voices when inside school especially along the corridors
- Pick up any items that have fallen on the floor in the corridor to prevent any accidents and to make our school look tidier.
We also discussed 'British Values' and how important they are to have, we discussed what 'British Values' mean and how we, as a school, can follow them.
- Respect the beliefs of others
- Treat each other equally
- Know right from wrong and understand the consequences of our actions
- Understand and respect the role of those who looks after us
- Listen to and respect other people's thoughts and opinions
- Try to help people if we can
Today the KS2 school council members met to prepare for the interviews being held today. We came up with 3 questions to ask each candidate:
- Why do you want this job
- What strengths do you have for this job
- Why should we give you the job
1 School Council member collected the candidates for interview and they waited on the blue chairs outside the interview room (Library). We interviewed the candidates in turn. Once the interviews had finished we discussed each candidate and came to a unanimous decision, our School Council Secretary is . . . Jasmine Ashmead.
Today we met as a School Council team to short list the applications we have had for our Secretary. We have decided to short list one child from each class. We read through each application and split them into 3 piles to make the finalists easier to identify. We then discussed each candidates strengths and weaknesses before deciding on the final 10 children that we would like to interview. Interviews will be held next week.
We me today to discuss ways forward for this year. We have decided to set up a class folder for each class and have a set focus/question for the class to look at each month. The school council rep will lead the discussion/ focus within their class and record any feedback in the folder. The folder will then be brought back to the next school council meeting and the feedback/responses will be discussed.
We have also decided, as a school council team, that we would like a secretary to type up the minutes as we meet, rather than someone have to do it after the meeting. We have designed a job application form for the children interested in being our secretary. These will be given out in assembly, we will then short list the applicants and hold interviews, we will then decide who have been successful.
Today the school council met for the first time. Our first job this year is to design a birthday card for the staff members at our school. We have all been given some card and have to design a card and hand it back to Miss Thompson on Friday - we will meet and decide the winner before copying and printing the design onto card. These cards will be kept in a box in 1MT and delivered by a School Council to each member of staff on their Birthday.
2016 - 2017
Today was a very special meeting, at the end of this term Hornsea Community Primary School will be saying goodbye to two very admirable teachers. Mrs Taylor and Mrs Wiles will be retiring at the end of this term. Both teaches have influenced and inspired hundreds of children, and have taught at this school for an exceptional amount of years. We decided to create a special card for each of them on behalf of all the children at our school.
The School Council reps, along with some other selected children, met today to present their sensory garden designs to Trish and Angus for Rotary Club along with Ashley (a council groundsman). We each presented our ideas in turn, Angus was very impressed with our designs and has decided to take ideas from each of our designs and combine together to make an overall design.
May 2017 (2)
Today the school council reps met to label and distribute the books we ordered for the school. Each book has a 'school council' sticker inside the cover to indicate that it was chosen for school by a school council rep.
May 2017 (1)
Today the School Council met with 2 members of the Rotary Club (Trish & Angus). They discussed a new project run by the Rotary Club. Angus was asking us for our help with the project. The project is to create, fund, design and build a sensory garden with Hall Garth Park, Hornsea. Angus has explained to us exactly where it will be, and explained why and how this project is going to work. He has asked us to each design a sensory garden on A3 paper to present to him and Trish on their next visit.
"What matters is that students are working together to create a positive difference"
Today the school council members met with 6 Y6 girls to discuss ideas for our UK parliament speaker's school council award entry. The award is aimed to engage more children with parliament by showcasing/presenting what they do in and around their school and community to make a difference/impact.
We had some talk partner time before creating a giant page of ideas. We jotted down all the different things we do together both inside and outside of school to make a difference such as:
- Arch Bishop Award
- Reading Buddies
- After school clubs
- Pupil led lunch time clubs
- School Council
- Community performances
- Fund raising
- New paper columnists etc
March 2017 2
RED NOSE DAY!
We raised £350.67
March 2017 1
School council met today to discuss comic relief. As a group we have decided to ask the whole school to donate £1 and come dressed all in red or wear comic relief merchandise. The school council members are also going to have the repressibility of selling the red noses to the school. We have decided to order 1 red nose for each child in the school, the children will be able to buy their noses the week prior to Red Nose Day. The school council members will rotate around the classes selling the noses each afternoon.
Today the school council members met to order/choose some new books. We had £305 to spend, this is the money we raised before christmas by asking children to pay £1 to wear their christmas jumper. Each council member chose 5 books or a whole set on behalf of their class. These will be kept in each classroom.
School council set up a pupil voice box at the beginning of the academic year, the box is designed for students within the school to write their opinions/ideas/way forward for the school and post them in the box. Today the School Council members emptied the pupil voice box.
The comments . . .
- No uniform
- We should be allowed to wear boot in winter
- Better school meals
- Bring back buddy benches
- Instead of set school meals have it set out like a buffet
- Each class to have a water buddy (anchorage of filling up)
- Choose the children we want to be with (like big school)
- More hula hoops outside
- More fun, active lessons
- Bring back swimming pool
- A bigger playground
- More time on computers
- Teachers to wear uniform - or something with the school logo on
- Chairs in assembly
- Disco for each year group not key stage
- Everyone to have a home English, Maths and Science activity booklet for their year group.
- More games outside
- More things to do outside
- More table in packed lunch hall
- New library books
- Better songs on in the hall (NOW 89 etc)
- Have a school pet
Mrs Dickson (Governor) was present for this meeting. She has typed up the comments she feels are worth auctioning. Mrs Dickson is going to email these to Mrs Whitehead and discuss them at the next Governors meeting.
School Council were given the task of organising the lost property today.
We organised the storage bins out and designed labels for them
- Logoed Unifrom
- Non-Logoed Uniform
We also organised the 'extra bits and bobs' into clearly labelled boxes
- Gloves and Scarves
- Water Bottles
- PE Kit
The lost property can be found opposite the Main Office door, please keep it tidy.
We took a before, during and after photograph.
School Council members discussed and decided to host a whole school fancy dress bun sale on Friday 18th November to raise money for Children in Need. The day was a great success - we raised a massive £1,229,09.
School Conucil member Tori Bean, along with classmate, Tilly Raw, represented Hornsea Community Primary School in Hornsea's Memorial Service on Sunday. They took part in the memorial church service before parading our wreath through town and laying the wreath in Memorial Gardens along with various military representatives. They both represented the school impeccably, and presented themselves fantastically. Thank you and well done girls, we are very proud of you.
Today we planted 100 bulbs with the Hornsea Lions to represent their 100 years in action. The bulbs we planted were donated by the lions and have been planted by the newbegin entrance of school on the left hand side. We worked really hard! We had to push them deep into the ground, cover them and then water them. So, next time you are walking into school keep your eyes pealed for 100 sprouting daphodils.
Todag we expressed our own opinions/thoughts about our school and discussed each other's thoughts. We have decided it is vitally important for us to gather the opinions of the children here at school, We have decided to set up s thoughts box for otger children to put their thoughts in. (We are going to empty the box and review the comments once s month). To make sure we don't miss out this is what we said:
Jay (2KB) - "More visitors to come into school because they teach me lots of new things"
Izzy (1JR) - "New books in my classroom"
Keira (1LW) - "More helpers at school"
Fraser (RCF) - "More time on the bikes"
Mary (1KR) - "A school dog!"
Scarlett (RLB) - "More school trips"
Emily (RSB) - "More books in my classroom"
Chloe (3LW) - "More skipping ropes"
Maisy (4CW) - "More school shows. Not just Y6 leaving show"
Alfie (6NF) - "Swimming opportunity for all of KS2. Not just Y3"
Macey (5HG) - "Play area equipment for KS2"
Cordelia (6TK) - "Longer school hours or less playtime"
Emily (5CW) - "More fun/creative lessons"
Cordelia (6TK) - "Different system for lunch, last sitting at lunch = half portions. Not fair considering the wastage from KS1 & EYFS children"
Macey (5HG) - "Chairs for long assemblies and shows"
Cordelia (6TK) - "KS2 take hot dinners outside/ in quad in summer, packed lunch get to"
Macey (5HG) - "Cleaner floor after lunch, it is so dirty to sit on during assembly. Disgusting"
Millie (5LJ) - "More school trips"
Drew (6SP) - "Free school discos at the end of each term"
All KS2 council members - "Film Friday - after school. Once a month/term"
All KS2 council members - "Cleaner toilets. Always broken and dirty. Maybe toilet monitors?"
All KS2 council members - "Bigger/Better water fountains. Maybe drinking water in classroom? Or water dispensers?"
Today we have designed and made 150 birthday cards. We have done one for every member of staff in the school. Their card will be delivered to them on their birthday.
Today our 2016/17 school council members met for the very first time. We spent some time getting to know one another and spoke about our likes and dislikes. We also had our photogrprahps taken for our display board and wrote a little speech bubble telling everyone who we are and who we represent.
As a group we discussed the following questions;
What do you think of our creative arts days?
We love creative arts. It is lots of fun. We enjoy being with the other children from different classes. To improve it, we would like to have a Creative Arts week instead of the two days that we had this year.
How do you like our new outdoor classroom?
It is great. It is colourful and comfy, we are very lucky to have it. Being able to eat your lunch outside in the sun is good. We perhaps need a few more chairs.
What do you think of the new outside reading area?
The reading area is fantastic. Lots of children are using it to read, colour or just to have some quiet time. The reading area is really cool.