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Ballymagee Primary School and Nursery Unit

Learning Today to Discover Tomorrow

School Council

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 2023 - 2024

Ballymagee School Council


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 Worldwide Cancer Research and Assisi. Our first fundraiser will be decided by council in their next meeting.


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.


Fundraiser for Worldwide Cancer Research

School Council organised a fundraiser called ‘Teach the Teacher’. Children from Nursery – P7 had the opportunity to teach their chosen subject to their teacher. This was great fun and the teachers learnt lots of new facts!

Our awesome efforts raised a fabulous £396.50! Well done and thank you everyone!