2023-24 Student council
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 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 kind and respectful.
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.