Students Council 2016/2017
|Mary Kate Logue
|Caolan McCusker / Meghan McCusker
Structure of the Student Council
The student council has a representative from each form class. One of these pupils is then elected as the Year Representative. At the first meeting one of these pupils is then appointed to the position of Head of School Council
School Council meetings consist of Year Group Representatives and the Staff Advisor. These Year Representatives have the responsibility of keeping their year group informed and acting as a link as described in ‘Raising Awareness’.
1) Aims of the Student Council in St John’s College
To give students a voice in the decisions that affect them.
To help create a more positive school community.
2) Role of the Student Council of St John’s College
The School Council needs to strike a balance between:
The Student Council should aim to do things which will improve the school for the students and to increase the sense of community and pride in the school.
Asking for Things
The Student Council must be seen as a positive forum – not a place to moan and complain. However, it is part of the council’s job to ask for things to improve the school for students and to give students a voice and some control over things which directly affect them. Therefore, they should discuss and ask for things to this end.
All groups within the school community: Leadership, Staff, Board of Governors, Parents and Pupils, need to be kept up to date with Student Council issues and activities and given an opportunity to comment on them.
This can be achieved in a number of ways:
- Council members speaking in form classes and in Year assemblies.
- A Council notice board.
- The Councils Staff Advisor talking to staff and Leadership
- Letters to parents.
- School web site
Issues discussed at last meeting
More talks to be in school regarding mental health issues
Training Jersey to be designed if there is any interest
Scarves in school – a school scarf has been requested
Form Class period
Skirts – new design