St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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School Council

Saint Mary’s School Council


What is the School Council?

The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Saint Mary’s. 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. Sometimes we have to talk to Mrs Roberts or other teachers, and sometimes we have to make phone calls to people outside of the school.


Who are the School Councillors?

Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class from Year 2 upwards. 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.


The Minutes

The minutes are the notes that we take at the meetings; they explain what we said and what will happen next. If your class representative was at the meeting their name will be present. If they explained to Mrs Walsh-Heron that they couldn't come their name will be in the apologies, and if they just didn’t bother showing up their names will be in absent.



We try to be very professional in the council so we use a lot of business words. Hopefully this will help.

Agenda - a list of things to talk about

Councillor - someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council

Minutes - the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what goes on

Motion - an idea for the council to discuss 


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 workTake everyone’s comments seriously

  • Report back to your class all of the decisions that the council makes 


The Perfect School Council Representative

You need to be...

  • Approachable that is someone that other people feel comfortable coming up and talking to.
  • Cheerful and enthusiastic
  • Someone who gets along well with people
  • Someone with good concentratio
  • A good listener (look at the person who’s talking)
  • Someone who is good at explaining things
  • Respectful other people’s ideas ~ be open minded
  • Confident ~ don’t be shy
  • Able to put others before yourself ~ you’re there to speak for everyone