Our School Council
In Autumn 2021 lots of children wrote their manifestos giving reasons why they should represent their class on our school council. The children were asked to present these and all classes from year 3 to year 6 held elections. There were some very close results and the hard work of all the children who stood for election is greatly appreciated! We are very pleased to announce that this year's winners were:
School Council are the voice of St Paul’s pupils and are pro-active in bringing about change.
The school council meet on Friday afternoons at least once every month and are supported by Mrs Caffrey. We take the suggestions that children have put in the school’s suggestion box and discuss them. Where we can we try and act upon the ideas. We are also given ideas by other teachers or our Principal or Vice principal.
So what did we do last year?
We have worked really hard in planning and supporting our school’s very successful Anti-Bullying Week. We discussed how we wanted it to work and what messages we felt were important. We helped lead the opening assembly and introduced the school to the theme; Change Starts With Us. During the week we were supported by Mrs Nugent and sold wristbands, at break-time to raise money for The Anti-Bullying Alliance Charity.
Anti Bullying Videos Please click links below to see the video
Official Ant Bullying Alliance Video
Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Change Starts With Us - primary school film
Bully’s Paradise by the Firehorse Theatre Company was enjoyed by all of our school and really helped us to understand the impact that bullying can have. Here are just a few of the things children had to say about it.
“It was fun! Some people went onto the stage and got a wristband that says, change starts with us”
“It was helpful because it told us how to stand up to bullies. If you see someone being bullied, you can help them”
“We loved the production especially when we got to shout action for the start of each scene. It made me laugh when they were changing their hats.”
“We liked it because it showed an example of what it could be like. The Bully did it several times on purpose.”
“We learnt that bullies don’t always know what it feels like to be bullied. It should stop because people feel upset. It can stop them wanting to go to school.”
“It showed us that if you are bullying someone it can affect their mental health. They can feel lost inside.”