This is especially important now as pupils return to our school after school closures and the postponement of so many activities. It is more important than ever that pupil voices are heard.
The Role of Student Council in St. Luke’s School
The role of the Student Council is to:
- provide an opportunity for pupils to voice their opinions and offer suggestions in relation to many aspects of school life
- offer an opportunity for all pupils to voice their opinions on proposed changes and thereby play a very significant role in improving our school
- act as a channel of communication between the school organisation and pupils
- encourage leadership, organisation and involvement in the life of the school
The Election Process
Each year, pupils from Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes are invited to nominate themselves for a place on Student Council. Pupils will complete an application form and are invited to interview. Pupils who are successfully selected will be required to speak to all pupils, explaining why they wish to be on Student Council, and canvassing for votes. An election is held and 8 pupils in total are elected from 3rd, 4th , 5th and 6th classes.
Student Council Meetings
Members meet regularly in the school hall. Council meetings are facilitated by Ms Anderson. Prior to these meetings, Student Council members collect ideas and suggestions from all classes, for the agenda. Also, Ms Anderson may put forward topics to be discussed or upcoming events which need to be deliberated about at the meetings. As well as bringing forward ideas to the Council, members are required to update other pupils regularly at school assemblies.
Topics that come under discussion at Student Council meetings may include the following:
- school rules
- fundraising ideas
- Green ideas
- health and safety
- lunchtime games and activities
- school uniform
- extra-curricular activities
The Council has an important role to play in the organisation of:
- School celebrations
- School fund-raising
- Special occasions
- Special presentations
- Implementing new initiatives
Through our Student Council in St. Luke’s, we hope to give our pupils the opportunity to develop social and leadership skills through organising, public speaking, problem solving, brainstorming and decision making.
We are very proud of all our Student Council members.