What we're about
Our School Council is a democratically elected group of students from each class, whose purpose 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, and community issues.
Every child has the opportunity to participate in the activities of the School Council through class discussions with the school council representatives.
School Council 2019-2020
Update: 25 September 2019 - Eco councillors met with Kelly Haynes from Canterbury City Council who is leading the Cleaner Air campaign. After a short video, councillors voted to invite Kelly back to talk to whole school about the campaign and reducing pollution. We have agreed to work in partnership with the council to promote awareness of pollution and we will take part in a competition very soon. Updates will be posted soon.
Update: 18th September 2019 - Following class elections we now have an Eco-School Council who are launching a Recycling Poster Competition. We have had huge interest from pupils about our Eco-Council. Next week 23rd – 29th September is Recycle week, so to encourage recycling all pupils are invited to draw and enter a poster promoting this years’ theme: “It’s in our hands”.
A winner will be selected from each year group and announced in assembly on 7th October. Winners posters will be displayed at key recycling areas around their year group and will receive an art prize. Pupils can either complete their posters at home or at Calm Colouring club in the Art room during break times.
Update: 9th September 2019: School voting will take place for roles as Eco and School Councillors. Each class will vote for a pupil who has an interest in helping promote Recycling, caring for our Environment and contributing to an Action Plan. This year we are aiming to achieve the Eco-School Bronze Award. Mrs Sazant and Millsted promoted this in assembly to all pupils today and are planning to hold the first meeting next week.