Tansley Primary School Council
School House Teams
We have decided as a School Council to have House teams. The School Council has voted for four House Teams. These are: Hardwick (Green), Bolsover (Yellow), Blue John (Blue) and Riber (Red). The shields have been designed by pupils in the school, as part of a competition. These are the winning shields for each house team.
We are looking to create a new school motto which promotes our school and what we value. The best school mottos are short, snappy and memorable. We hope that over the Christmas holidays you might put your heads together and create a winning motto for our school.
The School Council and School Governors will choose the ideas that they like best and use one or some ideas from several to make our new motto.
Get your ideas into the School Council by Friday 6th January 2017. Good Luck!
Thank you to our 2015/16 School Council for all their work during the year. They have successfully set up a Healthy Eating tuck shop that will continue to run throughout 2016/17. They raised a wonderful £472.09. All the children voted in school for what they would like to spend the money on and, from the choices the School Council put forward, the school have voted to have a whole school trip this year.
The new School Council will continue to raise money through the tuck shop and will start planning the trip!
School Council Ideas Box - the School Council have an 'ideas box'. It is available for anyone to pop their ideas on a note and put it in the box. At every School Council meeting the box is emptied, the notes are read out and the members discuss the ideas to see if there is anything they can do to bring them to life.
Staying Healthy - our School Council plays a very active role in encouraging children in school to lead a healthy lifestyle. We also promote the idea of healthy snacks in school and encourage our classmates to bring fruit or vegetables in to school for a break time snack. The School Council are currently looking into the issue of healthy lunchboxes and coming up with ideas that can be given to parents.
The children spent a lot of time researching whether it was possible to run a 'healthy snack bar' at breaktimes. The children spent some time in the Spring term 1 finding out from the other children in the school what types of food they would like to eat, costing out if it was possible to do and presented a proposal to Miss Holmes. She agreed we could trial a healthy tuck shop and School Council children led it every Friday break time during the Spring term 2. During the trial school council raised £100 after paying back the £30 loan for set up costs. The children will decide what this money will be spent on.
I am pleased to say the children are going to continue to run our healthy tuck shop every Friday morning break time this term.
WELL DONE SCHOOL COUNCIL!
Green Team - All of the members of the School Council will take a turn at being on the 'Green Team'. This involves them checking classrooms at break time and lunchtime to ensure that lights and monitors have been turned off. The School Council would like to raise money to purchase paper recycling bins for every classroom. We are going to decide who will have the responsibility of emptying these bins in the recycling bags based in the staff room. We would also like to get a compost bin set up in the playground for any fruit and vegetable waste that children produce at playtimes.
Some of the ‘green’ ideas children in our school council are going to spend time discussing this term are:
We continue to think about how we can improve the green credentials of our school and this is always an open item on our agendas.
Litter Nipper Pickers - Council members are going to take it in turn to patrol the playground collecting and removing litter using litter pickers. During a recent minibeast hunt, the children in Oaks have identified the problem of litter as something they wished to tackle.
Cloakroom Challenge - each week Mrs Smith inspected every cloakroom for tidiness. Each cloakroom was given a score and the tidiest cloakroom won this cup for their class responsible for it. The children in School Council have had several debates over whether this provides motivation to children to keep their space tidy or whether there are other ways in which we can support the children to keep their personal spaces tidy. This is something we continue to discuss at length as Oaks class seemed to win almost every week.
Lost Property - members of the School Council will be busy sorting through all of the lost property in school. Property that is named can be easily returned to the owner. Unfortunately, lots of property is not named. The School Council members would like to urge parents to make sure that all items of uniform and other personal property is named.
Special Days – Watch this space!
Safety In School - One of the things that the School Council are particularly keen to promote is safety in school. We held a successful assembly to the rest of the school in July 2015. See photos below! We are going to discuss how we can continue to spread the message of staying safe in school next term. Don't forget to check out our 'staying safe' section on our school website to find out more!
Check out our School Council display. It now has a suggestion box plus a British Values interactive display. Children can write on flags how they show a British Value at our school. Don't forget to look at our work in progress chart to show you our actions and targets for this term.