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St Patrick's Primary School Primary School, Holywood

School Council

 

2017 Student  Council Members

Primary  7- Rosa O'Neill, Megan Mc Creesh, Pierce Stuart  & Emily Barry

Primary 6  Oliver Adamson , Bronwyn Beattie, Luke Murphy & Ben Woodman

Primary 5 - Will Doyle , Shea Murray, Hannah Monaghan & Megan Montgomery

 

About us - School Councillor roles

School Councillor roles

To be a good school councillor you need to be;

  • A good listener
  • Confident speaker
  • Trustworthy
  • Helpful
  • Committed
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • A good role model
  • Able to work in a team
  • Ability to share good ideas
  • Ability to discus and not argue
  • A willingness to develop skills such as confidence and communication

What does a school council do?

The school council meets – usually with a teacher present - to discus and sort our problems these may include some lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning fundraisers and writing newspaper articles.

What jobs are there?

Each year, ever class will normally elect two representatives to be members of the school council.

The council will then meet to elect officers such as:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

What makes a good one?

A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and get things done.

Many schools have councils, but they are not all successful, these are some of the things that make a council affective:

  • Regular meetings
  • A council that is not to big
  • Class/ form councils that meet regularly
  • Good communication between representatives and their class
  • Smaller groups (subcommittees) working on specific eves or issues

Our trip to Stormont

School Council Trip to Stormont

On the 17th of January 2018, the School Council went to Stormont. We were there to find out how a real functioning government worked and we could use that information to improve our school our school council and how it runs. When we got out of the bus we had to pass through a security block. In there we were given little yellow pass cards and continued up the hill to Stormont.

The inside of the building was even more magnificent than the outside. The ceiling was lined with gold and 4 golden chandeliers dangled splendidly over our heads. Beautiful marble pillars stood proudly on each side of the great hall. A nice lady came out of one of the many marble arches. She asked us a few questions to see what we knew about Stormont and its business. We were able to answer most of them (thankfully).

The lady took us to the Assembly Chamber and we had a mock debate. The topic was school uniform – should you were school uniform or not. At the end of the debate we had to walk through two secret unnoticeable side doors depending on our vote. My team won (there were only two votes for the other team!!). We were then shown around the Assembly Building and it was very interesting. The lady who was showing us around then took us into a small room and showed us a powerpoint on the politicians’ work.

It was one of the best school trips I have ever gone on and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope to keep improving the school!

Joseph Lavery (P7) Joint-Chairman

 

Work so far!