What is Margaret Wix School Council?
At Margaret Wix we have an elected School Council. Each class elects two children every term to be their class representative. The representatives are there to be the voices of the class and attend School Council meetings.
The School Council meet every half term and discuss 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 post-it note and put it on the display board by the front office.
This year we have introduced Eco Council to Margaret Wix. We have done this to raise awareness across the school so that the children take responsibility for their actions.
Our Eco Council meetings take place every two weeks in the school library and we have one representative per class who is passionate to make Margaret Wix greener.
17.10.19 - School Council Meeting
This week we met to discuss the upcoming 'Wear Pink' day to raise money for Breast cancer which is a charity very close to our school community. Each school council representative agreed to remind their class and head a discussion as to what items they could wear.
10.10.19 - Eco Council Meeting
Today in our Eco Council meeting, we assigned posters for saving energy and plastic reduction.
We discussed that the children need to make sure every classroom has got a plastic recycling box.
On 'No Pens Day' we discussed what event we could hold to raise awareness on the effect of recycling.
We decided that every child will be asked to bring in a piece of plastic and in the hall every piece of plastic will be joined together to make a sea creature.
3.10.19 - School Council Meeting
Today in our School Council meeting, we made posters for our 'Wear Pink' day to raise awareness for breast cancer, on 18th October.
We designed our own posters and displayed these around school.
26.9.19 - Eco Council Meeting
Today in our Eco Council meeting, we discussed what areas of 'green living' we wanted to focus on.
The two areas agreed on were plastic reduction and energy saving.
We discussed what both these areas meant and what we could do to reduce our plastic and energy use.
19.9.19- School Council Meeting
Today in our School Council meeting, we discussed our possible next event. We had a split decision between, wearing pink for breast cancer awareness and wearing yellow to raise awareness of mental health.
There were some great arguments, but finally we voted and wearing pink for breast cancer awareness was the final decision.
We are very excited to introduce our new school council representatives for the Autumn term 2019. We have 2 representatives per class, congratulations to the following pupils...
Millie and Ilyas
Allysa and Ed
Olivia and Rylie
Brody and Ramana
Max and Fiona
Louis and Summer
Also a huge congratulations to our elected Eco council representatives:
We really look forward to working with you in the term ahead; raising money for chosen charities, making changes to our school environment and making Margaret Wix a fantastic place to be.
Miss Saunders & Miss Giddens
Friday 12th July 2019- Crazy hair day!
What a success this event was, a huge well done to the school council for organising a great event! I would like to say a big thank you to all the parent's who assisted this event, I'm sure some of the styles weren't as easy as they looked to put together. By creating some really crazy hair do's you made this a great event for your child to be involved in. There was a great buzz around school and I heard lots of conversations as to how their hair do's were created. The school council were extremely responsible as they stood and observed during the presentations of hair styles. They chatted quietly about the styles they were impressed with, which lead to their decision about the winner of craziest hair in each class. Congratulations to the following children who won the craziest hair for their year group:
Nursery - Sam & Frankie
Reception - James & Millie
Year 1 - Stanley & Alexis
Year 2 - Layton & Sofia T
Year 3 - & Daya
Year 4 - Noah & Daisy
Year 5 - Callum & Rosieann
Year 6 - Josh & Saima
School council decided completely independently without my input, which I was extremely impressed by. This event raised £116 which was a great amount added to school council funds. It has been a pleasure working with all your children over this academic year and I hope they had as much fun as I have.
Have a lovely summer.
Monday 1st July 2019
Today's meeting was extremely productive! We decided that our final fundraising event will be 'CRAZY HAIR DAY,' and created our very own posters to promote the event. All of school council have showed great enthusiasm for making this event as successful as possible and have worked hard as a team to create the event. They have listened to each others ideas on how they are going to tell their class mates and promote the event around school.
'CRAZY HAIR DAY' will take place Friday 12th July. It is £1 to be entered into the competition with all money raised going into school council funds. There will be a prize for a girl and boy from EACH class, so do not miss out on this great event!
Meeting 24th June 2019
Today the school council came back with feedback from their peers in regards to what they would like school council funds to be spent on. The school council did an extremely responsible job at asking their peers at break and lunch times, resulting in coming back to our meeting with some great ideas. Some of the ideas were; play time equipment, money split for each class to spend how they wish as an end of year treat, footballs, wet play games, a slide for KS2 and some swings.
We then discussed what the school council would like to do for their final event, we narrowed it down to five:
- Talent show
- Drink stand
- Game afternoon
- Crazy hair day
Next week we will be making the final decision on one of these ideas.
Meeting 17th June 2019
Today we met as a group for the first time and what a successful meeting it was. Each school council member contributed to our discussions whilst listening well to all. Today we looked at what great things we do at our school, what makes our school special and what amazing things we have at our school. The children brainstormed and wrote down some great facts about our school, bouncing ideas off one another and informing each other about all the great things they do in their year group. It was lovely to see KS2 children supporting KS1 members and guiding them with the activity we completed today. Our next meeting will involve discussing what the children found out that their classmates would like to enhance their learning/ break times at school. Whilst also looking at what our final fundraising event will be this year.
School Councillors - Summer term
Congratulations tot he following children who have been elected as the summer term School Council representatives.
Year 1 - Arisha & Duchess
Year 2 - Maya & Jibran
Year 3 - Scarlett & Dylan
Year 4 - Arlen & Enzo
Year 5 - Rudransh & Tayyibah
Year 6 - Imogen & Samuel
I look forward to working with you to make a difference at our school.
NEXT MEETING, MONDAY 17th June 12:30PM.
Cake sale success! 01/03/2019
Due to great effort, fantastic advertising and enthusiasm from all School Council members, we made a whopping £225.56 at the cake sale. We would like to thank everyone who contributed in anyway, either by donating cakes or coming along to buy one. We are extremely lucky to have such supportive families.
The school council will now gather ideas from their peers, to decide exactly how the money raised should be spent. This will then be discussed in a meeting, where we shall vote on the suggestion that will fully benefit the children.
Again, thank you to all involved including the teachers and parents who stepped in to help, much appreciated.
Mrs Ralph & School Council
Meeting 28/01/2019 - Organising our first event
Today we met at lunch time to share our ideas and thoughts on our first event together. Lots of fantastic ideas were shared and after a great discussion we decided that a cake sale would be a lovely thing to do on the last day of term. So the school council have planned a cake sale for Friday 15th February at 3:30pm, in the hall. They have been busy designing and creating posters and will start to spread the word in their classrooms. Support for this event is welcome from everybody around school, so keep an eye out for a letter coming home soon. As all the money raised will go to school, the school council will then gather ideas from peers, on how it should be best spent.
Happy new year!
New year, new term means new School Council members. Last week the school council were re-elected by their peers, voting took place as to who the children thought would make the best representative for their class. I would like to congratulate the new recruits and welcome the following on board:
Year 1 - Teah and Elliott
Year 2 - Leo and Ruby
Year 3 - Hannah and Morgan
Year 4 - Amy and Yousaf
Year 5 - George and Layla
Year 6 - Rosie and James
I am looking forward to seeing what events and ideas we come up with this term to make our school an even better place to be.
16/11/2018 Pyjama day for Children In Need
I would like to express how much the school council were impressed by everyone's effort in coming to school in their pyjamas. The school council delivered a fantastic mini presentation that they had prepared including all facts and figures from the past BBC Children In Need events. The organisation, enthusiasm and effort from the whole of the council made this even a great success. The School council chose to wear pyjamas to raise money this time and from spreading the word and having a positive approach, we raised a great big £202 to help those in need.
I would personally like to thank each member of the school council for being a pleasure to work with, their dedication to our school and care for other charities makes me extremely proud to work with them.
I can't wait to see what our next event will be.
At lunchtime today we met to prepare a short presentation for assembly this week. The children had to use their research skills to find new information to share with the rest of the school. The children did a great job at finding out how much money BBC Children In Need has made since it began in 1980, who and which charities our money helps, how much money was raised last year and various fundraising ideas. We then made cue cards to help us speak in order in assembly.
15/10/2018 - Children in need meeting
Today school council met and finalised ideas for Children in Need this year. The children decided that they would like to come in pyjamas and bring in a donation of £1. We shared our thoughts on why doing this kind of event is important and how to make it a success. The school council are now fully aware on what any money raised would mean to children who are not as fortunate as we are. We then spent the rest of our meeting designing posters to put around school to promote our event.
This week the School Council had a very important job at taking part in an interview process. They used their responsibility to discuss and decide on several questions that they would ask the candidates, Mr Johnston was really impressed to see how creative and useful the questions were. On the day, the children were very punctual and on time for the interviews and were extremely professional when asking their questions. House points were awarded for all their hard work.
24/09/2018 - First meeting
Today we had our first school council meeting where we introduced ourselves and got to know one another. We got straight to work on a very important job ready for Wednesday. Mr Johnston was impressed by the collaboration and team work from all children, and their ideas on events for the term ahead.
We look forward to sharing the ideas with you soon.
We have recently had our in class elections for our new school council representatives and would like to say thank you to all children who put themselves forward for this term. We will vote again in January for our Spring term representatives, but for now we would like to congratulate the following for being voted for this term:
Evie & Stanley (Year 1)
Lydia & Layton (Year 2)
Rosa & Sebastian (Year 3)
Elia & Oscar (Year 4)
Grace & Oredapo (Year 5)
Grace & Alfie (Year 6)
A massive well done to all of you, I look forward to working with you this term,
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