Monday 20 July 2015
Mrs Welch has told us that we raised £1776.88 from the fun run we helped organise! This is more than last year's and means we now have more books for the library. Thank you to everyone who sent in money for this.
The School Council has had a brilliant year! We have designed a leaflet about attendance which has been sent out to everybody, organised the anti-bullying competition and the fun run. The elections for the next School Councillors will take place in September.
Wednesday 20 May 2015
On behalf of the school council, I would like to say a big thankyou to the PTFA for organising the sponsored fun run which took place today. Everyone seemed to have a great time and did their very best. Thank you to all who helped out.
Monday 27 April 2015
At today's meeting Mrs Shales reported that the date of the run had to be changed to Wednesday 20 May because Inspire+ are in school the next day so we won't be able to use the field. There were lots of offers to design and write the sponsor money letter, certificate and posters that will be needed. Everyone will meet up again tomorrow to get started. We plan for the letter to go out on Friday 1 May.
Wednesday 22 April 2015
Today Josephine, Brandon, Adam and Mishal met with Mrs Welch from the PTFA and Mrs Shales to discuss the fun walk/run. It was suggested that it will take place on Thursday 21 April and be called "Get Fit, Feel Fab, Look Funky!" Like last year KS1 will go round the field for 20 minutes and KS2 for 30. We will ask everyone if they want to take part, but they should only ask family and friends to sponsor them. Mr Davidson has agreed the event can take place, but we will let him know the planned date. There will also be a full council meeting on Monday to discuss what happens next.
Monday 16 March 2015
It was fantastic that the whole school joined in with the Red Nose Day challenge of make your face funny for money on Friday! We raised a fabulous £174.84. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.
Monday 9 March 2015
Brandon, Keal, Adam and Rhianna reported that our attendance leaflet has been printed and was handed out to every family at the Parent's Evenings. Copies are also being kept in the office.
For Red Nose Day, children will be able to wear something red for a donation to the charity. As it was unclear whether we could also wear non-uniform, Josephine said she would ask Mr Davidson after the meeting and then inform the classes of his decision.
Mishal told us that she has written to Mr Davidson about the 40th anniversary celebration to tell him of our ideas.
Mrs Shales said that the PTFA are planning another fun run/walk for next term and would like the school council to help again. We don't have any further information about this yet.
Monday 9 February 2015
The House Captains joined us at our meeting. We saw the attendance leaflet that has now been completed and all agreed it was great! We will take it to Mr Davidson this week. We thanked Brandon, Keal, Rhianna and Brandon for all their hard work.
We talked about Red Nose Day again and came up with some more ideas, including having a donation box in school along with a display showing what happens to the money we donate. Tiago said the House Captains would like to do something on the day too, so he and the other House Captains will come up with some plans which they will take to Mr Davidson. Josephine has already spoken to Mr Davidson about what school council can do but will arrange to speak to him again. Hopefully, together, we will have a great day!
Mrs Shales told us that it is the school's 40th birthday in September! We discussed how we could celebrate it. Rhianna suggested that we do a celebration performance - singing and dancing, and it was also suggested that we do a play about Belmont through the years. We thought it would be good to invite ex pupils back as well as ex headteachers. For this reason we thought any celebration should go on after school as well so that they could come. Another suggestion was a disco, a bring your own picnic on the field and school council tours of the school. Mishal will let Mr Davidson know our ideas.
Monday 19 January 2015
On Monday 19th January, School Council were shown the attendance leaflet that is being designed by Brandon, Rihanna , Keal and Adam. We talked to other each other about it and discussed how to improve it. Later on we talked about Red Nose Day. We thought about some games and activities for you. If you have any amazing ideas, which we am sure you will have, please tell us.
Friday 28 November 2014
It was very hard to decide upon the winners of our recent poster competition about friendship and bullying. So hard we decided to award two extra prizes! We announced the winners in Achievers Assembly and you can see their posters in the Gallery.
We hope soon to have the posters displayed around school. Thank you to everyone who took part.
We're also pleased to say that our Young Bronze Ambassadors used some of our questions when speaking to Sarah Outen on Wednesday. You can see a video on BelmontFM.
Thursday 13 November 2014
At today's meeting we discussed ideas for our new attendance leaflet. Brandon, Adam, Keal and Rhianna offered to work together to come up with a design.
We decided that we would like to run a competition for anti-bullying week. We will organise a poster competition where KS1 can design posters about friendships and KS2 design ones about anti-bullying. We would like to give 2 prizes in KS1 and 2 in KS2 and Josephine will speak to Mr Davidson about this. Josephine asked that we make some posters over the weekend and she, Brandon and Adam will announce the competition in assembly on Monday.
Mrs Shales passed on a message from Miss Burton about Sarah Outen, who is travelling around the world. School will be having an online chat with her in a couple of weeks and Miss Burton wanted us to come up with some questions. We had lots of ideas and Mrs Shales will pass them on to Miss Burton.
Monday 13 October 2014
The School Council met for the first time today to decide who would be Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary for this year. We had a secret ballot and the votes were counted by Mrs Shales. The results were:
Chair - Josephine
Vice-Chair - Brandon
Secretaries - Mishal and Foster
We then talked about the School Council Vision. We decided that we liked it as it sums up what we want to do this year. We all voted in agreement that we would keep this promise to help everyone in school.
Mrs Shales then passed on a message from Mr Davidson. He has asked us to think about how we can encourage everyone to come to school and suggested that the School Council design a leaflet. We would like to do this and we will think of some ideas over half term which we can talk about at the next meeting.
Monday 6 October 2014
Mr Davidson was very pleased to announce the names of our new School Councillors in assembly today. This year the council will be working alongside the House Representatives from Y6. The first meeting will take place on Monday 13 October where they will elect Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary for this year.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
We are very pleased to say that our sponsored walk/run earlier in the term raised over £1600 for the school library! We were amazed by the generosity of the families and friends who supported this event. Thank you so much!
Thank you to all our school councillors for arranging this and for all their work for the school this year.
Friday 23 May 2014
Ben has written to Miss Gibson about our suggestions for improving playtimes. Alfie and Ethan have written to Miss Burton about the netball posts.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our sponsored run/walk today and to all those who gave a donation for coming in non-uniform. We will let you know how much was raised as soon as we can! You can see photos in the Gallery.
Monday 5 May 2014
School Council, along with the PTFA, have organised a sponsored 'Be Bright, Be Bold, Be Brave' fun run/walk for Friday 23 May to raise money for the school library. Key Stage One will walk for 20 minutes around the field, Key Stage Two for 30 minutes. Sponsorship forms created by School Council and Mrs Welch should be returned by Friday 16 May. Children who do not wish to take part but would like to support us can wear non-uniform for a small donation.
Friday 25 April 2014
At today's meeting we talked about behaviour of the School Councillors. As we give out certificates every week to pupils who follow the Golden Rules, we agreed that it is important that School Councillors give a good example. We decided that if a School Councillor is put on Red Behaviour more than once, then teachers will have to decide whether they should continue to be on the Council. We hope this will never happen!
School Council will be arranging a sponsored fun walk/run with the PTFA in May to raise money for the school library. We decided that Bryony, Harry, Nyla and Aidan would take part in a fundraising committee. They will talk to Mrs Welch, the Chair of the PTFA as soon as possible to discuss ideas.
Miss Gibson has asked us to find out how we think we can improve play and lunch times. We will be asking our classes for their ideas, such as what types of games can we play. When we have gathered all the information Ben will write to Miss Gibson. Keva suggested that when everything is sorted that someone could write a handbook for play/lunchtimes.
A lot of us like to play netball and basketball but we think that the posts we have on the KS2 playground are too high, too old and wobble. Alfie and Ethan will write to Miss Burton to see if she can buy us some new posts.
Wednesday 12 February 2014
There was a meeting today between Miss Gibson, Mrs Nix, Ben, Aidan, Keva, Bryony and Connor about lunchtimes. We all agreed that there are problems at the moment - Year 5 and 6 are late getting hot food and it is too noisy in the hall. We decided that things need to change, so from tomorrow, children having hot food will line up as soon as they are in the hall rather than waiting. Hopefully, everyone will be able to be served earlier and there will be time for everyone to have a short play afterwards. Miss Gibson will speak to all the children in KS2 about the noise level.
Friday 7 February 2014
At today's meeting Ben and the rest of the Council welcomed Harry who is the new Councillor for Y4. Ben then went on to say that he, Bryony and Connor had met with Miss Gibson and Mrs Nix. Lunchtime seating arrangements have been changed so that we now sit on class tables, including those who have hot lunches. They are meeting up again next week to see how things are going.
We then spent some time discussing play times and decided we will continue to monitor them.
Friday 13 December 2013
At today's meeting Aidan, Bryony and Connor explained that they had written to Miss Gibson about the lunchtime seating arrangements. Miss Gibson has written back inviting us to a meeting on Wednesday 18 December at 1:20 pm. At the meeting we will be able to talk with Miss Gibson and Mrs Nix and let them know the results of our survey.
We have also received a letter from Mrs Stivens, on behalf of the PTFA, thanking us for our ideas for raising money for the school library. She asked if we could organise a sponsored run. We liked this idea and spent some time talking about it. Bryony and Lakhisha suggested that we wait until the warmer weather so we can use the field. We will talk about this again at our next meeting in January.
Monday 25 November 2013
We began the meeting by discussing the results of our survey about the end of year treat for everyone who has been on green/blue behaviour. Keva and Bryony announced that the most popular ideas were to have an all day Golden Time or a party. They will write to Miss Gibson to let her know.
Alfie then spoke about the new lunchtime arrangements where we all sit in our House groups to have lunch. Aidan and Connor are in the process of completing a survey to find out everyone's views. They have two more classes to ask but so far it appears that most people would like things to be changed.
The Council then went on to discuss playtimes. There are some problems at times as people do not play fairly. Alfie also pointed out that we are all responsible for our own behaviour so it does not seem fair if a whole class is told off rather than just the person responsible. Ben decided that as the meeting had over-run today, we will carry on talking about this at our next meeting.
Friday 11 October 2013
Ben welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Erica, our mascot. We began by talking about the reward for being on green/blue behaviour all year. We all thought that a reward is a good idea and so came up with some suggestions including an all day Golden Time; a special assembly with certificates and wristbands; a disco with party bags and some kind of school trip. We thought it would be good to ask the rest of the children in school what they think so Bryony offered to design a survey sheet. She and Keva will make sure a survey is completed as soon as possible.
Afterwards we discussed the problems that have been happening with football in KS2. There have been lots of complaints but Ben said he has spoken to Kyle in Y6 who has given him lots of good ideas, including having 2 referees and proper rules. Ben, Nyla and Alfie offered to speak to Mrs Nix and Mrs Bell about how things can be improved.
Bryony has made a new suggestion box which will be placed in the hall next to the Golden Ticket box.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Miss Gibson welcomed all the new Councillors to the first meeting of the school year. She read out the School Council Vision statement and everyone agreed it should be kept. We voted for the new Chair, Vice-chair and Secretary for this year. The results were:
- Chair: Ben
- Vice-chair: Aidan
- Secretary: Bryony
We decided we want to continue to give School Council Awards every Friday to children who follow the Golden Rules. We all agreed that we will be fair when we make our choice each week - we will not just pick our friends or brothers and sisters.
Miss Gibson asked us whether we can discuss the reward that is given to us if we remain on green or blue behaviour all year. For the last two years, there has been a disco. Miss Gibson would like to know what we and the rest of the school would like to do which will be fair to everyone. We decided that we would think about this and discuss it more at our next meeting.