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Limavady Central Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

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Limavady Central Primary ‘School Council’


At Limavady Central Primary School we are proud to have set up our School Council for 2016-2017. Our pupil representatives (from each Key Stage 2 class) have now been elected and started to take part in both Class and School Council meetings.  These councils are in place so that pupils have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them.  Through Class Council all pupils have the opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions that involve all of their classmates in reaching a democratic solution.  Wider issues that arise at Class Council are discussed further at School Council, this ensures that as many pupil voices as possible are heard.  Pupils at Limavady Central Primary know that this is their school and their thoughts and ideas matter. 

Our School Council Representatives for 2016-2017  

P.4. Mrs Scott - Jorja McClay-Barrow

P.4. Mrs McClelland – Roxy Mullan

P.5. Mrs McCollum/ Miss Rankin – Jude Young

P.5. Mrs Caskie/ Clyde – Leah Young

P.5. Miss Richardson – Joshua Doyle

P.6. Mrs Loughery/ Robinson – Nicole Herbison

P.6. Mrs Brien – Grace Whelan

P.6. Mrs Guy – Harry Ritchie, Ewan Guy

P.7. Mrs White – Aaron Campbell, Rosy Rankin

P.7. Mrs Given – David Quinlan, Isla O’Hara

So what have we been getting up to?

Week 1 – Welcome to Council – Today we talked about the weekly routine of Council and what it means to be a councillor. It is extremely important that we remember that we are representing our Class’ voice.

Week 2 – Advertising our council – This week we discussed ways that we could make the school aware of who we are and what the Council is all about. The majority of the council agreed posters and our own display board would be a great way of introducing the council.

Week 3+4 – The language of School Council – Over the past two weeks we have looked at and discussed the various terms and language that we use in School Council and what they mean. We looked at our Agendas and Minutes and found terms such as 'Apologies', 'Deadline' and 'Matter'; all of which we need to understand in order to write our own Agendas and Minutes. We also looked at different roles within council and the jobs these people will be responsible for.

Week 5 – Skills Needed for School Council– This week we created and developed an Agenda for a school council meeting, this gave us a chance to practise such an important skill for when the time comes to run the council on our own. We also looked at the importance of having minutes and discussed when the best time would be to write them up and give them out to our representatives.

Voicebox Awards 2017 - The usual School Council meetings had came to a standstill over the past few weeks as we were given the task of organising the' Voicebox Awards' (a joke competition ran throughout the EA). Each meeting held required us to plan and prepare class competitions, prizes, advertising and the final whole school competition. All our efforts finally came together on Friday 3rd February when it was decided that our very own council member Roxy Mullan (P.4 McClelland) would have her joke represent our school in the Voicebox Awards Competition. Well Done Roxy from all of us at School Council and Good Luck!

Week 6 and 7 – Skills Needed for School Council continued – Back to normality in council. Today we discussed the role of the chairperson and their responsibilities. We each had a turn at 'chairing' our own meeting (and believe us when we say it's not as easy as it looks!) By the end of these sessions we will have voted in our Secretary, Chairperson and Vice-chairperson. Keep your eyes peeled for the results of our election!