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Our School Council

Our School Council consists of elected representatives from each Year 1 and Year 2 class. We meet regularly to discuss issues raised by each class and to make important decisions about our school.



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Thursday 4th October 2018

We met to take photographs of the new School Councillors. Next Friday we have Open Morning and visitors will be told to look out for School Councillors to ask them questions about what makes our school so special.


Thursday 11th October 2018

We met in our new building.

School Councillors discussed their role

-Talk to your class and bring their ideas to meetings.

-Help your school to be a happy and safe place.

-Voice for the children in the school.

-Speak at Governors meetings to let them know what we have been doing.


None of the School Councillors were asked any questions by visitors at Open Morning. Rosie thought they might have been a bit scared to come in the classrooms!!


Children In Need - November 16th 2018


-Cake stall

-Toy sale


-Guess the number of sweets in the jar.

-Children's clothes/ jewellery



Thursday 18th October 2018

We met today to begin planning our fundraising and assembly for Children in Need.


Thursday November 1st 2018

Today, we planned our Children In Need day

we are holding a cake sale on Friday 16th November and dressing in spotty clothes. Also, there will be a guess the number of sweets in the jar for £1 a go. The prize is the sweets and a teddy.

A letter is going home tonight to tell everyone about what we are doing.

The School Council are holding a special assembly on Wednesday 7th November all about Children In Need.

Each class needs to watch the video about Children In Need and make some cake sale posters.


Wednesday November 7th

We held our launch assembly for Children in Need. Well done School Councillors for coming out to the front to speak to the rest of the school.


Thursday November 8th

We met briefly to discuss next Friday's Children in Need fundraising day. Thank you to all the classes for the super cake ale posters which we have put up around the school. Please can you ask all the children if there are any parents, carers, grandparents etc. who could come and help from 2pm next Friday afternoon.

Remember, guess the number of sweets in the jar starts on Monday and you can win the sweets and a teddy.


Friday 16th November

We raised an amazing £464.33! Well done School Council for all your hard work and a big THANK YOU for all the yummy cakes and super spotty outfits.


Friday 23rd November

We met to talk about our amazing Children in Need day  and talk about ideas for the Year R outside area.



Friday 18th January 

We had a look at the new part of the school and the library. There was lots we liked about it but also some good ideas to make it even better.

Red Nose day is on Friday 15th March. Mrs Charles has ordered some noses to sell and we will wear something red on the day in exchange for a donation. School Councillors suggested letting parents/carers know as soon as possible, so they have lots of time to look for red clothes.

We now have new covers for our School Council folders with our new class names on.


Friday 25th January

A brief meeting to talk about how we could help our community and maybe work towards some community values or rules.


Friday 15th February

Thank you Otter Class for your feedback about the library. You are enjoying all the new books but did ask if it could be decorated with some pictures. this is going to happen soon, watch this space!

After half term, the new Science and Maths shed will be opening. It is next to the pond and Mrs Charles and Mrs Moth will talk about it in assembly. Thank you School Council for giving me some more ideas about what to put in there.We talked about feeding the birds so we will have lots to watch with the new binoculars in the shed.

Red noses will be on sale after half term.


Friday March 1st

We are having lunch with our school caterers, HC3s on March 28th to talk about the summer menu and give our ideas for meals. 

Today we looked at the new menu and discussed some of the meals that we have not had before. We are asking our classes what they think about the new meals and completing a class survey. Mrs Mills will be given the results and if we're lucky, might even make us some food to taste!

We talked about Red Nose Day (Comic Relief). Nose are now for sale for £1.25, come and buy yours from Mrs Barnes and Mrs Greenwood.

Henry asked who Red Nose Day helps. It is children and young people in the UK and around the world who either need special help or live in some of the world's poorest communities. 


Friday 15th March


Well done everyone, we raised £210.37 for children around the world who need help. And we sold out of red noses, a great effort, thank you everyone. 

We looked at the survey about the new meals. Mrs Mills will be given the results and decide which meals she will cook for you to try.


Monday 18th March

School Councillors came to the School Governor meeting. They introduced themselves and talked to the Governors about what they have been doing this year. 


Wednesday 20th March 

Thank you Mrs Mills for the cheese and onion pasty, vegetable wrap and apple shortbread which was tried by all the children in Year 1 and 2.


Friday 22nd March

Well done to School Councillors for speaking to the Governors, you did a great job.

Year 1 and 2 loved the apple shortbread, quite liked the cheese and onion pasty, but weren't so keen on the vegetable wrap.

Mrs Charles has emailed Sarah (Police Community Support Officer) and Michael (Accredited Community Safety Officer) to ask them to come and meet with the School Council. We would like to talk to them about how the children at Bishops Waltham Infant School can help keep Bishops Waltham a happy and safe place to live.

Thursday 28th March

We had a delicious lunch with our school caterers (HC3s) today. They were very impressed with our ideas for new meals and listened to our views on the current and new menus. After Easter, we're hoping to have jacket potatoes as an extra choice on the menu.



Thursday 2nd May

PCSO Sarah McCulloch met with the School Council to talk about community values and how the children at Bishops Waltham Infant School can help keep Bishops Waltham a safe and happy place to live.


Friday 17th May

We met to plan our presentation to the School Governors on Monday. We will be telling them about what the School Council have been working on.

Monday 20th May

The School Council attended the Governors meeting today. Each School Councillor introduced themselves and reported back about our work with HC3s, the school caterers and PCSO Sarah McCulloch.




School Council 2017-2018

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School Council 2017-2018


Magpies: Vann and Arabella

Woodpeckers: James and Daisy

Blackbirds: Bella and Jack

Robins: Edo and Lyra

Meeting 11 Thursday 8th March

Today, we had a special lunch meeting with HC3s, our school caterers. We looked at the new menu, talked about the meals we like most and those that we are not so keen on. We also suggested some new ideas for meals and HC3s loved Arabella's idea of honey sausages. Mrs Mills is going to make some of the new meals for us to try and  we will let HC3s know what we think.

Meeting 10 Thursday 8th February

We looked through the thinking hats sheets and planned what we could do to solve some of the problems. Mrs Charles will start putting some of these plans into action soon, with help from the School Council.

Meeting 9 Friday 19th January

We talked about the new date for our HC3s lunch - March 8th. We will also now get to see the new menu which starts after the Easter holidays.

School Councillors have taken a Thinking Hats sheet back to their classes to help children think about the good things about our school and what needs to change or improve.

Meeting 8 Friday 12th January

The bins have arrived and look great, thank you to our PTA for buying them for us. Bella liked the Gingerbread Man on the fox bin. Edo and Arabella noticed that the writing on the mouse bin looks like cheese. The School Council think that the new bins are encouraging children to keep the playground tidier. What do you think?

Meeting 7 Thursday 7th December

The PTA have kindly agreed to pay for the new bins and Mrs Palmer has ordered them. Hopefully they will arrive before the Christmas holidays.

On January 11th, the School Council will be attending a lunch meeting with HC3s who are the caterers that provide our school lunches. Councillors will be asking their classes which meals they like best, which they are not so keen on and if there are any new meals they would like to see on the menu.

Meeting 6 Thursday 23rd November

All classes voted on which bin they would like. Five classes voted for the fox and one class voted for the mouse. The School Council have written a letter to the PTA to ask for some money to pay for them.

Friday 17th November


We raised an amazing £448.61. Thank you to everyone who helped and sent in a donation and cakes. The children looked amazing in their spotty outfits! Well done School Council for organising the event.

Meeting 5 Friday 17th November

We met to discuss and organise the Children in Need cake sale this afternoon.

School Councillors have also taken some pictures of woodland animal bins for the classes to vote on which they like best.

Tuesday 14th November

The School Council led an assembly in front of the whole school to tell them about Friday's Children in Need cake sale and dress in spotty clothes day.

Meeting 4 Thursday 9th November

We met briefly to plan our Children in Need assembly next Tuesday.

Monday 9th November

The School Council came to the Governors' meeting. They introduced themselves and talked about the work they have done so far to help school.

Meeting 3 Thursday 12th October

We had lots to talk about today!

1. Lyra and Edo were asked questions by visitors yesterday and found our ideas useful when talking to them.

2. Most School Councillors took part in this morning's 'Walktober' event and air pollution fact hunt. We will be doing more work about this.

Remember: Try to park and stride. Parents and carers turn of your engines when parked outside school. Ride a bike or scooter to school instead of coming in the car.

3. We need some new bins for the playground. Each class is going to vote and we will see which is the most popular choice.

4. We will be raising money for Children in Need again this year. The School Council will hold a special assembly after half term to introduce what we are doing.

Friday 29th September

School Councillors helped at our Open Morning

Meeting 2 Thursday 28th September

Today, School Councillors were given their new badges and looked at their photographs on the display board. We looked at class ideas about what to say to our visitors tomorrow.

Meeting 1 Thursday 21stSeptember

We met to take photographs of the new School Councillors. Next Friday, we have Open Morning and visitors will be told to look out for School Councillors to ask them about our school and what makes it special. We discussed some ideas  and the Councillors are going back to ask their classes for more ideas.