|School Council Meeting Notes 20/10/17|
This year our school council has 12 members. Each class has elected a representative.
The school council meet regularly with Mr Hill to discuss any issues that may have arisen and and make suggestions about ways forward. They are responsible for implementing the ideas and improvements that have been agreed.
Hillborough Junior School Council always listens to pupils' ideas, queries and concerns and takes the right action to make our school the best it can possibly be. We are determined to make our school and our community a better place for everyone. We are proud of our diversity and will always try to establish a warm and welcoming school that promotes excellent behaviour, high aspirations and a healthy lifestyle.
Main aims 2017-18
- Make the playground a better place by encouraging good behaviour, running clubs, selecting monitors, playleaders, etc.
- Organise more Inter-house competitions (talent show, spelling bee, etc).
- Improve After School Clubs for sports and other actitivies
Our New School Council
Meet our new School Council members! The School Council includes a member of each class who get together regularly to have meetings and discuss important issues to do with the school. The Councillors feed back to their class and take their ideas to each meeting. They will also be asked to feedback to members of the Senior Leadership Team so that we can all work together to make our school a better place.
Interviews for Lunch Time Monitors
Recently, the year 6 school councillors have been holding interviews for upper school children who wished to help run a club and monitor the doors at lunch times. We thank every child who attended an interview as all them were willing to give up two play times a week. We also congratulate every child who attended as every pupil showed at least one of the Hillborough values; in particular passion and determination and one child was particularly honest in answering the questions put to them despite the answers not being what the year 6’s were quite looking for in a new monitor! A massive well done to the following children who will be our play time monitors for 2017-2018:
- Amber Ahmed
- Eugene Manyo
- Jibraeel Kazmi
- Joseph Mukadi
- Nazem Sheraz
- Lucy Sullivan
- Abbie Bailey
- Maria Khanom
- Naimah Adabra
- Kyoh Deroy-Facey
- Eugenia Manyo
- Hana Khaldi
- Shekinah Daka
- Genieve Appiah
- Ali Khan
On Friday 10th November 2017, the children from the School Council took a poppy wreath to the war memorial outside the Town Hall to lay on behalf of all of the pupils, parents and staff at Hillborough Junior School. The children have been learning about the significance of poppies and or Armistice Day in assembly and in class and felt that it would be a nice gesture to lay our own wreath at the town war memorial.
SCHOOL COUNCIL ASSEMBLY ON PLAYGROUND BEHAVIOUR
On Monday 22nd May, some of the children from the School Council delivered an assembly to the rest of the school around the School Playground. The children talked about behaviour and activities on the playground and explained that they would be working on a project to see how they could improve behaviour and also the general playground environment. The children were very brave standing up in front of the whole school, with the support of Mr Hill, and we hope they will be able to do a follow up assembly soon.
School Council visit Stockwood Park Discovery Centre
The children from the School Council have taken part in a visit to Stockwood Park Discovery Centre where they met the School Council from Cunningham Hill School in St Albans. We will be linking with them al year and it is a great opportunity to learn about each other and to come up with new ideas for our schools together. The children had a lovely time exploring the Discovery Centre and working together. They are all very much looking forward to their next meeting in the new year.
School Council raise money for Children In Need
On Friday 18th November, the children in the School Council held a cake sale in aid of Children In Need. However, this wasn't all that they did to raise money for the charity. All week the children held different activities and games for the school to take part in and have managed to raise a huge amount for children just like them across the country. Well done to them all. We are very proud of you.
School Council visit the Luton Foodbank
On Wednesday 12th October, the School Council went to visit the Luton Foodbank. They took the Harvest donations to the Foodbank warehouse and had a tour of the facility. The children are going to report back to their classes about what will happen to their donations and how the charity works.
School Council helping raise money for Children In Need
On Friday 13th November, the school council helped raise lots of money for Children In Need. The whole school came in in non-uniform and donated £1 to the worthy cause, and then the School Council members ran some games and activities in the hall at break time to raise even more money! Well done to all of the children and also thank you to the parents for helping us raise money for this fantastic charity.
Healthy Tuck Shop
Some of the children in year 4 have been helping to run a Healthy Tuck Shop which was set up by the upper school last year. The children sell fruit, vegetables and healthy snacks to the pupils at break time to encourage them to eat healthy foods. Remember to bring in healthy snacks to school as part of your lunch as well!
School Council Award!
We were invited by the Rt Hon John Bercow to enter the Speaker's School Council Awards. The School Council decided to enter, with the fruit tuck shop initiative as their project. They worked as an impressive team to set up and run the tuck shop, encouraging all members of our school community to, 'Get on the way to 5 a day'.
The judges were impressed and we received a highly commended accolade and boast another badge to display on our website.
School Council Pupils in Harmony
Our School Council children have always been actively involved with other schools and we have also been hosts and showed other school councils around our school. One event we took part in was "Pupils in Harmony" which involved the School Councils from 4 different schools getting together as part of a Schools Linking Day. We worked together to create a big piece of art work that we then each took a part of back to our own schools to keep on display. When the four pieces are joined together they create an image that includes the Luton in Harmony badge, logos from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and also the four School badges from those that participated. We had a great time and we hope to make the event a regular thing.
Anti Bullying Competition
Well done to everyone that entered the Internet Matters anti bullying competition to help stop bullying one song at a time.
Pupils were asked to compose and perform a song about cyberbullying. Some of our entries can be seen here.