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What is the School Council?

The school council is made up of elected members who give the school its ‘pupil voice’. Members of the school council are elected after giving a presentation to their class about their ideas and how they intend to represent their class members’ ideas and thoughts.  The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Holy Cross We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things.

Who are the School Councillors?

The school council consists of two pupils from each class from Years 1 to 6.
Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class. A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings.


What School Council Representatives Have To Do

The things you’ll be expected to do are ...

  • Speak on behalf of the rest of your class
  • Make important decisions about all sorts of things
  • Attend regular meetings and give up your own time to do project work
  • Take everyone’s comments seriously
  • Report back to your class all of the decisions that the council makes

The Perfect Schools Council Representative

The kind of person you need to be is ...

  • Approachable; that is someone that other people feel comfortable coming up and talking to.
  • Cheerful and enthusiastic
  • Get along well with people
  • Have good concentration
  • Responsible
  • Helpful
  • Be a good listener (look at the person who’s talking)
  • Be a good explainer
  • Fair
  • Respect other people’s ideas ~ be open minded
  • Kind
  • Confident ~ don’t be shy
  • Don’t think about yourself and what you want ~ you’re there to speak for everyone
  • Patient
  • Reliable
  • Creative
  • Understanding 
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