What is Margaret Wix School Council?
At Margaret Wix we have an elected School Council. Each class elects a boy and a girl every term to be their class representative. The representatives are there to be the voices of the class and attend School Council meetings. When all councillors are elected, there is a vote within the school council to elect the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
The School Council meets 3-4 times every half term and discusses ideas for improving the school. They also try to raise money for good causes.
If you are a member of Margaret Wix Primary School and you have an idea that you would like the School Council to discuss; then write it on a piece of paper and put it in the box outside Mr Johnston's office.
SPARE YOUR SILVER
'Spare your silver' was the first fundraising activity which the School Council planned. They asked members of the school community to spare any silver coins they had to raise money for the refugees entering Europe. The School Council would like to thank everyone for their contributions and the total amount raised was £234.52.
School Council Meeting: 4th November 2015
Thank you for all of your ideas in our suggestion box. We read through them all and there were lots of great ones. Many people would like to go on more school trips. As a result of this the members of the school council are going to be coming to you in class to ask you questions about school trips. Think about your favourite school trips and why you enjoyed them.
In November our Year 5 and 6 school council children are also going to a sustainability day. This will give them ideas about how we can make sure our school is eco-friendly.
One point we discussed was the use of energy in school. One way we can help to reduce energy use is to switch off the lights when we leave the classroom. Each class now needs a light monitor to ensure we are doing this. Make sure your class has a light monitor!
The school council attended a sustainability day at a working farm. They discovered how to live sustainably and thought of lots of ideas which they have brought back to school. We look forward to hearing all about their ideas.
It is time to nominate new school council members!
If you would like a chance to be a member of the school council; start to think about your speech... Why should your class vote for you?
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