School Council

Vision Statement
 
Our vision is for all children at St Michaels 1st School to be able to have a voice and contribute towards the continuous improvement of our school community.
 
Our Mission
 
Inspiring a love of learning in a supportive community.
 
Our Aim
  • Our school council work together as a team to ensure we can be the best school possible.
  • We aim to make pupils feel comfortable, happy and safe at school.
  • To give every pupil a voice to make decisions fair and play an active role in making our school a better place for all.
  • To give pupils the opportunity to let adults know their feelings and opinions about things that affect them.
  • Our school council want to improve and build good relationships with our local community.
Welcome back to school all of you.  We hope this year we can get back to normal and the children can start to enjoy school life by resuming worship in the hall, playing with other year groups on the playgrounds and going on class trips.
At the end of last year I asked the school council  to reflect on how they felt the year had been. Here are their thoughts.
 
Will "It has been a very exciting year and sad. It has been sad  because of Covid and people have died from this virus and exciting because we have been getting ready to move to Middle school"
Mansukh " This year has been weird and exciting because people haven't been well and we have had to eat i out classrooms. Exciting because we get to go to a new school and get new friends"
Harley "Bad. Not great with people getting infected with Covid 19 and having to wear masks"
Mila "I think it has been a weird year for me because I have had to eat  in the classroom"
Maci "This year has been sad because people have died"
Aaron "This  year has been weird because I have had to do my work at home on my iPad"
James "Strange because of Covid I have not been able to visit some of my family"
Isla "Weird because we have had to have Covid vaccinations and we haven't been able to mix with other people as much as we use to"
 
As you can see Covid  played a large part of their memories of the past year. The children had mixed feelings. The year 4's were excited about getting ready to move to a new school  but like the rest of the school council sad about people who they may or may not known catching the virus. 
In the coming weeks we will give you details of the charities we will be supporting this year.
 
The School Council has made some important decisions, including; selection of the new school uniform, colour schemes for school's bathrooms, helping to choose the layout for the school garden, meeting a sales person to decide which trim trail to buy, organising a school football kit and giving Mrs Cahalan ideas how to improve the playground.

Previously we were involved in fundraising for Haiti where we organised a penny trail, and raising funds to sponsor a child’s education abroad. We also sponsored a boy from Brazil called Victor and his mother has wrote to us to thank us.
Before the lockdown we generously donated our unwanted clothes to the Salvation Army as part of the charity's Recycle with Michael scheme which aims to encourage waste reduction.

An important role the School council is helping Mrs Cahalan choose new teachers. The council decide on some questions before the interview and we get a chance to ask our questions to the candidates. Afterwards Mrs Cahalan asks our opinion on which teacher we like and why. This year school council have taken on the additional responsibility of E-safety representatives, helping to promote E-safety awareness across the school.

We have decided that the existing School Council will remain for 2021/22 and we welcome the Reception  representatives to school council. They are:

Reception - Freddie & Harper

Year 1 - Kamden & Autumn

Year 2 - Isla & James

Year 3 - Aaron & Maci

Year 4 - Harley & Mila