Grangetown Primary School

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Our School Council 2018-19

This page will be updated in late September 2018, following the election of our School Council for the new school year.

The Grangetown School Council for 2018-2019 is:

Year 1: Miss Beetham's Class 
Year 1: Miss Lambton's Class
Year 2: Miss Stabler's Class
Year 2: Mrs Dolan's Class
Year 3: Miss Tose's Class
Year 3: Miss Stell's Class
Year 4: Mrs Millican's Class
Year 5: Mrs Miller's and Mrs Bracknall's Class
Year 6: Miss Hunter's Class
Year 6: Miss McLoughlin's Class

Thankyou to previous School Councils!

Meetings: 

  • School Council meetings are held approximately every two weeks. Occasionally additional meetings are arranged, linked to the events and projects the Council is involved in.
  • School Council members take notes at the meetings, and then update their own classes as to the latest School Council news.

The School Council:

  • Enables all children to contribute to the development and improvement of their school community
  • Shows the children that their opinions matter, and that they can 'make a difference'
  • Helps the children understand the importance of discussion, negotiation, cooperation and so on, in bringing about change
  • Helps our pupils grow in self-esteem and confidence
  • Helps to make our school a happy and harmonious place.

Current and Previous School Council Activities and Projects:

  • May 2018: The School Council discussed getting some new playground equipment. An order was put together, and this was purchased.
  • March 2018: our School Council organised and judged the entries in our Easter Egg Design Competition.
  • October 2017: School Council members were involved in organising our #HelloYellow Day and special Assembly, to raise awareness of mental health
  • October 2017: The School Council acted as narrators and presenters for our Harvest Festival Assembly
  • April 2017: The Year 6 councillors met with our Parents & Friends Group, to discuss whether Year 6 would like 'Leavers Hoodies'
  • March 2017: our School Council organised and judged the entries in our Easter Egg Design Competition.
  • October - November 2016. The School Council are looking into what kind of equipment we should get for our playground.
  • October 2016. The School Council acted as presenters for our Harvest Festival Assembly!
  • October 2016. Our School Councillors consulted their classmates about our new Eager Readers initiative. They then met Mrs Hanlon to discuss their findings.
  • July 2016 - our School Council met with our guests from China (2 teachers from our partner school in Wuhan), and asked lots of questions about what life is like in China and at Shuiguohu Primary School.
  • April 2016 - our School Council met with an ex-pupil, Courtney, from Southmoor School, to discuss Courtney's visit to Nepal, and to look at ways that Grangetown can support the visit by raising funds.
  • March 2016 - our School Council organised and judged the entries in our Easter Egg Design Competition.
  • November 2015 to January 2016 - our School Council carried out a survey of all pupils, to gather views on: (i) What books the children wanted for our Library, (ii) How we could improve our Library. We then implemented the children's ideas.
  • October 2015 - all members of the School Council presented our Harvest Festival Assembly.
  • July 2015 - the School Council helped to organise our annual pupil survey.
  • June 2015. School Council members played an important part in our two teacher appointments. They thought of some very sensible questions, interviewed each candidate, and gave their views on the candidates. We appointed Miss Moody and Miss Fraser.
  • March 2015. Our Council members organised (and judged) the Easter Egg Design competition.
  • December 2014. The School Council chose the winning entries in our annual Christmas Card competition.
  • December 2014. School Council members acted as narrators during the Christmas Concert.
  • November & December 2014. Survey and discussions on improving our playground markings.
  • November 2014. Acting as narrators in our Harvest Festival Assembly.
  • October 2014. School Meals Survey ('do you want Cherry Pie back on the menu'?) - (answer = YES!)
  • July 2014. Interviewing candidates for our Admin Officer and Admin Assistant posts.
  • May 2014. Interviewing candidates for our two teaching posts.
  • March 2014. Judging our Easter Egg Decoration competition.
  • October 2013. Meeting applicants for our lunchtime supervisor positions, and sharing their views with Mr McAnaney and Mrs Cole.
  • Autumn 2013. Looking at how we can improve out pupil toilets, and reporting the results in Assembly.
  • October 2013. Presenting the Harvest Festival.
  • March 2013. Judging our Easter Egg Decoration competition.
  • Spring 2013. Helping to design and organise a Pupil Survey for years 1-6, then reporting the results in Assembly.
  • October 2012. Helping Mrs Cole to organise the Harvest Assembly, and acting as the narrators.
  • Autumn 2012. Survey of pupil views on playground equipment, leading to the purchase of lots of new items for playtimes and lunchtimes.
  • May 2012. Interviewed candidates for a Teaching Assistant position.
  • February 2012. Survey of pupil views on playground markings.
  • September 2012. Setting up a Suggestion Box in school, for all children.
  • October 2012. Choosing new benches for the playground.
  • Uniform survey and discussion of new uniform (2011-12)
  • Decisions made about football at breaktimes and lunchtimes (2011-12)