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“Hamworthy Park is a wonderful place because everyone looks after each other.” Year 6 pupil

School Council

What is the School Council?


The school council works to make improvements to the school and the way we do things at Hamworthy Park Junior School. We look around for things that could be better and discuss what to do. Everyone gets a chance to speak and when we’ve finished we vote on the best ideas and then start working on changing things. Sometimes we have to talk to Mr Lumber or other teachers and sometimes we have to make phone calls to people outside of the school.

Who are the School Councillors?


Every year we run an election campaign to vote for two new representatives for each class. A good representative will speak at the council meetings about things that their class is interested in. They will also tell their class about what is going on in the council meetings and put the minutes up in the classroom.

The Minutes


The minutes are the notes that we take at the meetings; they explain what we said and what will happen next. Click here if you would like to read this weeks minutes.

Glossary

We try to be very professional in the council so we use a lot of business words. Hopefully this will help.

Agenda – a list of things to talk about


Councillor – someone who has been voted for to work for their class mates on the school council


Minutes – the notes taken during a meeting so people can see what goes on

What School Council Representatives Have To Do


The things you’ll be expected to do are …


  • Speak on behalf of the rest of your class

  • Make important decisions about all sorts of things

  • Attend regular meetings and give up your own time to do project work

  • Take everyone’s comments seriously

  • Make sure the minutes are displayed in your class

  • Report back to your class all of the decisions that the council makes

The Perfect Schools Council Representative


The kind of person you need to be is …


  • Approachable; that is someone that other people feel comfortable coming up and talking to.

  • Cheerful and enthusiastic

  • Get along well with people

  • Have good concentration

  • Responsible

  • Helpful

  • Be a good listener (look at the person who’s talking)

  • Be a good explainer

  • Fair

  • Respect other people’s ideas ~ be open minded

  • Kind

  • Confident ~ don’t be shy

  • Don’t think about yourself and what you want ~ you’re there to speak for everyone

  • Patient

  • Reliable

  • Creative

  • Understanding

"Children in Need Day has been amazing today! There have been so many big smiles, great costumes and generous donations. I am so proud of all at HPJS! " Mr Lumber - Head of School