School Council

DSC 0018Our School Council is a democratically elected group of students from each class.

The purpose of the School Council is to represent the children’s views and opinions on a variety of issues and to be a forum for active and constructive student input into the daily life of the school community.

The St Stephen’s school council benefits the whole school, students and adults, as it gives opportunities for children to communicate their feelings and opinions to teachers and support staff as well as influencing decisions that are made. This enables them to become a partner in their own education.

Issues that might be discussed in the school council include:

  • School rules and policies
  • Bullying
  • School equipment
  • School and community fundraising
  • School meals
  • Facilities in school
  • Community issues


Every child has the opportunity to participate in the activities of the School Council through class discussions with the school council representatives.


July 2017

On Thursday 6th July we hosted another successful lunch for esteemed members of our community. The lunch was accompanied by entertainment from our school choir, and solo instrumentals by children on the violin. Below you can see our wonderful catering team and an amazingly looking (and tasting) cake created especially for event by Nicky in our kitchen.

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20 April 2017

We were proud to hold another successful community lunch yesterday.

The School Council and I would like to take the opportunity to explain what we do when we hold the Community Lunch, as parents may not be familiar with this. Approximately once a month we invite the senior members of the community to lunch. Our lovely kitchen staff cook a delicious roast meal and dessert for them and we put on entertainment for them afterwards. This is usually our lovely school choir or children playing their instruments. We cater for about 60 guests and the School Council meet, greet and serve the dinners (like real waiters!). They represent the school beautifully and the elderly people love seeing the children and talking to them. Yesterday we served Roast Lamb with mint sauce, with all the trimmings, and had summer fruit crumble and custard for desert. Yum!

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20 February 2017

Welcome back to term 4. We hope you all enjoyed a pleasant half term.

Our campaign with Kent County Council was a huge success. We were runners up with Athena Martin’s fantastic poster! First place was a pupil from St. John’s and the signs will be installed at both gates some time this week. We had so many fantastic entries. Thank you all who entered!

SchoolCouncil20Feb2017bIn the image to the right is Athena, runner up of the Smoke Free KCC campaign, driven by The School Council. We are very proud of her and our very pro-active School Council.

This Friday, some of us, will be attending The Launch at St John’s where our local councillor and the press will be attending.

We looking forward to World Book Day where we will be going to read with the Infant classes. More information on this will be available at a later date.

We love our school and want it to be the best experience it can be and we are constantly working together to improve and develop our school, and any ideas are always welcome.

From: The school Council and Mrs Erasmi

Head Teacher: Mr. Stuart Pywell Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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