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2023-24 Student council



Walk to School week campaign will be run by the School Council from 20th May. Let's get walking!

Well done to the school council, who have helped us achieved the Bronze Award in the Woodland Trust, Green Tree School scheme.

Competition Winners! Congratulations Sofia, Alessia and Eleanor for being shortlisted for the Tree Champion competition.

Planting Hedgerow Plants to Support Wild Life

This week the school council held an assembly to remind everyone about what we can recycle in school. They also explained their competition for half term- Create a Tree Champion.



This year the School Council will be working towards the Woodland Trust Green Awards.

Congratulations to our new student councillors:

Year 6- Florrie & Ella

Year 5- Anita & Andrii

Year 4- Arthur & Isabelle

Year 3- Emily Y & Louis

Year 2- James & Lourdes

Year 1- Edward & Jake

2022-23 Student council

The school council had an exciting trip this week to the Houses of Parliament. They had a tour of both houses and learnt all about voting and how to debate.

Tree Planting March 2023

The trees were provided free to the school by The Conservation Volunteers.

A little bit about them:

The Conservation Volunteers.

We bring people together to create, improve and care for green spaces. From local parks and community gardens to Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; from school grounds and hospital grounds to waterways, wetlands and woodlands; we connect people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.


Our team of dedicated, passionate staff and volunteers work with communities across England, Northern Ireland and Scotland and, through our Community Network, we support local community groups across the UK.

School Councillors 2022-23


Y1 - Stanley & Isabelle

Y2 - Toby & Isabelle

Y3 - Tom & Sophia

Y4 - Hugo & Alexa

Y5 - Isabelle & Dominic

Y6 - Rhys & Ella

Our School Council


Who We Are

Our School Council is made up of pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

What We Do

Each year, every class will elect 2 representatives a boy and a girl to be members of the School Council.


We are a good School Council because we listen to and represent the views of our class and we get things done. We learn how to present an argument and bring about change to improve the school.


  • We have regular meetings
  • We regularly report back to our class and collect their and suggestions

Roles and responsibilities of a School Council



Do you think you could represent your class as a member of the

St Thomas’ School Council?


The role of a School Council Member:

You will attend regular fortnightly meetings with other School Council members from each class.

You will take ideas and suggestions your class have to discuss at School Council meetings.

You will bring back ideas, information and suggestions to your class and encourage your class to listen, discuss, share their views and, where necessary, vote on actions that need to be taken.

You will help to organise charity events throughout the year.

You will encourage the pupils in your class to be aware of their school environment and to respect and care for it.


Specific qualities needed to become a School Council Member: As an individual, you may bring lots of additional skills and abilities to this role in particular, however to be a successful School Council member you need to:

Be reliable.

Be proud of our school and want our school to be the best it can be.

Listen carefully to the views of others and take their ideas on board.

Represent the majority view of your class, even if you don't agree!

Commit time to this role and accept that you may need to do things during break times and/or lunchtimes.

Be enthusiastic.

Be kind and respectful.

Be patient.


If you think this role is for you, then be brave and put yourself forward as a candidate to your class teacher. Mrs Williams will inform class teachers when this time is (beginning of Autumn Term).


What you need to do next:

You will need to talk to your class for 2 minutes to explain why you want to be on the School Council, and explain how you will make the school better.

Your class will then secretly vote on their favourite candidates.

Class teachers will take the results and pass these onto Mrs. Williams.

Mrs Williams will then inform the school who the School Council members are during celebration assembly.

Our Mission and Values

'Learning in the Light of Christ'

Read Our Values And Ethos


Trust Information

St Thomas' Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Thomas’ Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.