School Council Guidelines
The School Council is set up in order to give the children a forum for sharing their views about the running of their school. It offers children the experience of a traditionally run council and aids them in understanding of various citizenship and community issues.
The council is made up of eighteen children, one representative from each class. The representatives are elected once a year by their peers. The School Council is supervised by Mrs Loveland, but the children themselves run the council. They are assigned roles of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary. These positions are elected by the other members of the council.
The group meets approximately once a month to discuss issues and set agendas.
After a meeting, the children are given the opportunity to share ideas with their class. Any ideas the class would like to raise through their representative can then be recorded.