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School Council


We are currently in the process of getting our school council back together after two very disjointed years! At the beginning of the second part of the Spring Term the children will be preparing their election speeches. In the second and third weeks of the term voting will take place. We will then aim to meet once every half term. We will post regular updates on this page.

The Great Wellington Walk- This morning the School Council came into School extra early to go to the Esplanade to wave Clare Carter off on the final leg of her walk!

Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to the whole school for their donations of Shoeboxes towards the Samaritans Shoebox Appeal! In total we have collected 92 shoeboxes which is amazing, these will be sent to children less fortunate than us!

Shoebox Appeal

School Council 2017-2018

Congratulations to the following children who were successfully chosen after reading their Manifestos to the whole school and winning the ballot vote!


Year 2: Logan & Jennifer

Year 3: James & Mia

Year 4: Esmae & Dillon

Year 5: Jasmine & Mercina

Year 6: Joey & Tom

School Council 2017-2018

Shoebox Appeal 2017

On Tuesday 17th October the School Council launched the 'Samaritans Shoe Box Appeal'. They talked to the whole school in Assembly about the appeal and the children watched a video. It would be brilliant if we could collect as many shoeboxes as we possibly can this year, please drop them to the Year 2 Classroom (Miss Bishop, opposite the main entrance gate) by Monday 13th November.


Please remember:

-Wrap the shoebox separately (lid & box) in Christmas paper

-Attach a label and tick which gender and age group the box is for

-Read the leaflet carefully to check what is allowed to go in the box

School Council


Today (14.11.16) we worked with Mrs Page and Mrs Williams to contribute ideas to the school mission statement.
We listed things that come to mind when we think of St Joseph's then went onto think about what our teachers want us to achieve and experience at school. Finally we worked on a logo and statement for the school.
It was a wonderful afternoon of work. 

This week (com 17.10.16) we met as a group to take our group photograph. We elected Toby as our School Council Secretary.
We spoke about setting a rota to check the suggestion box.

Meet the school council for 2016-2017

We held our whole school elections for positions on the school council on 30.9.16
I am pleased to announce that we have elected 11 members to the council.


Your representatives for the year are...

School Council

Meet the school council for 2015-2016

We held our whole school elections for positions on the school council.
I am pleased to announce that we have elected 10 members to the council.

Your representatives for the year are...

Year 6:
Kitty & Will

Year 5:
Eleni & Oakley

Year 4:
Lucy & Tom

Year 3:
Kieran & Emily

Year 2:
Holly & Kobe


The School Council meet after school on a Friday once a month from 3.15 - 4.15pm. (Notes will be sent home to remind parents about this).

Roles of School Council

Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils.
The School Council gives children the chance to make their voices heard and be part of the wider school community.


We take responsibility for showing visitors around, take part in staff interviews and we took part in the Basic Skills assessment- the inspector was very impressed with us!

Activities and events

So far this year we have, tested and approved the school lunch menus and added suggestions.

We have taken part in our Basic Skills assessment, where we were awarded the Quality Mark.

We planned World Book Day, including quizzes, competitions and a Library Artwork project.

We are going to be continuing to work together to improve our Library throughout the year.

We are taking reponsibility for slelevting prayers for collective worship, using our 'Prayer board.'

We are selecting charities to send fundraising donations to.


Year 3
Lucy & Seth

Year 4
Dorothy & Oakley

Year 5
Jamie, Archie & Phoebe

Year 6
Ben, Jacob & Isobel

Watch this space to see what our council is working on this year!

We have been working on a book to use alongside the friend stop to try and encourage safe and appropriate play during lunch times.

We have carried out a questionnaire across the school to identify the issues arising at lunch times and the ideal activities that children would like to engage in during these times.

We are choosing new equipment to be used at lunchtimes.

We are also setting up our own School council display board in the library, we will use this board to keep the school updated with our activities.

We have also introduced a suggestion box where anyone in the school can share their ideas and suggestions with us.

We were responsible for approving the new hot dinners menu

School council 2013-2014