Every child has the right to say what they think in all that matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously. (Article 12, UNCRC)
Ballymagee School Council 2020 -2021
The School Council is made up of 14 elected children. They meet once per month and put forward suggestions from their classes and think about ways to improve the school for everyone.
Each child campaigned in their classroom sharing their ideas for the school and persuaded peers to ‘Vote for Me’. Following this, the class voted and the top two successful candidates were elected on to School Council. The P4 councillors represent their own class. The two children from each P5-7 class represent their own class and a KS1 class.
In the first meeting the Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer are elected. One of the roles of the council is to chose the local and global charities for the academic year. Throughout the year the council will organise fundraisers for both charities for the whole school to get involved. Our chosen charities for the incoming year are Diabetes UK and World Wildlife Fund. Our first fundraiser will be a comfy clothes day when the children will watch a class movie and enjoy a treat.
School Council have also organised a challenge to spread some Christmas cheer. Each class will design and decorate their classroom door in a Christmas theme.
The councillors will be the voice for the class they are representing on how to improve our school and will feedback information from meetings when appropriate. In the past the Council have bought football nets, star worker pencils and wristbands, digital clocks for display areas and playground equipment.