Our school council has a representative from each class from years 1 to 4, and two representatives from each of our three classes in years 5 and 6.
We meet once a month to discuss our projects, and to feedback any ideas and suggestions from our own classes.
We are also Online Safety representatives and meet with Mr Glover.
Our projects have been around safety, the library and our outdoor space.
Working with RESPECT
- We are RESPONSIBLE for what we have agreed to do
- We EXPECT each other to do what has been agreed
- We SUPPORT each other and talk to be heard
- We PREVENT anyone feeling left out
- We help EVERYONE to be happy with our plans
- We CONSIDER each others feelings and needs
- We TALK well of each other
This years school council members are:
|Emily M (Yr1)
||Cameron T-C (Yr1)
||Hollie M-H (Yr2)
||Ethan K (Yr2)
||Leo T (Yr3)
|Layla W (Yr3)
||Henry J (Yr4)
||Lucas T (Yr4)
||Darcy P (Yr5)
||Ella C (Yr5)
|Lillie T (Yr5)
||Freddie N (Yr5)
||James K (Yr6)
||Renee p (Yr6)
Abigail D (Yr6)
||Tyler W (Yr6)
I am really pleased to be on the school council team - Finley
I'm very lucky to be able to make decisions - Courtney
I'm pleased that i had a chance to be on the school council in my last year at school - Simonas
I'm happy to be able to help my friends - Erin
I'm lucky to be on the school council. I have lots of friends who voted for me - Tom
I'm really happy that I am a school council rep. - Amy
I especially glad to be the treasurer of the school council - Josh
The school council met with Polly from Coastline housing to present her with a cheque for the money raised by their non-uniform day.
This is the article she wrote for Coastline:
The School Council at Rosemellin School raised £223.49 for Coastline Homeless Service. They did this by all the children and teachers wearing their own clothes to school for a day. The children were given the opportunity to pick any cause they wanted to donate to and they specifically chose to donate to people that have experienced homelessness. The children explained they wanted to help others.
Tony volunteers as a Gardening Partner at Coastline Homeless Service and lives in its supported accommodation service. Tony and Polly the Activities and Engagement Worker met the two children who were School Council members and presented them with a Coastline Certificate of Appreciation. As a thank you for the fundraising the children were also given homemade colouring pages created by Kevin who lives in the Chi Winder Nightshelter and Volunteer Mollie who runs the art groups at Chi Winder and is also the Morrison’s Community Champion.
Kevin, who is an artist, said he had great fun drawing the images for the school children but it also had a personal benefit for him. Due to Covid he lost his job and accommodation and hasn’t been able to see his two small children for over one and half years as they live abroad with his partner. Kevin made sure he was able to send all his colouring pages to his partner so she could print them out for his kids to colour. This enabled him to do something special for his children even though he is on the other side of the world.
The money raised will go towards activities and opportunities in the Homeless Service to boost people’s confidence and skills such as the Gardening Projects, Art Sessions and Bike Repair Project. Tony explained how attending the allotments has helped him overcome his mental health barriers. By getting out into the peace of the countryside, meeting new people and accomplishing growing his own food he has gained confidence to the point that he became a Gardening Partner and has signed up to an employment support agency Positive People. Kevin is also a Gardening Partner and described attending the allotments as “as good as therapy” and the “best thing in the week”.
Thank you again for your kind donation and all the effort that was put into the fundraising. I can guarantee the money will transform people’s lives and therefore that of their kids, families and friends. The children have definitely made a difference to their community and they should be very proud.
Activities and Engagement Worker
The School Council have been advised this week that they have achieved the Healthy Schools Learner Participation Award.
Photo of the Year 6 representatives (Amy, Erin and Josh) with the certificate.
We raised £220 for Coastline homeless service with our non-school uniform day. Thank you everyone!
School Council News.
We have organised a non-school uniform day for Friday 28th May.
We are asking for a 50p donation to go towards our school's chosen charity - The Homeless.
The school council have discussed with their classes : settling in after the last lockdown and fundraising ideas for the chosen social action project - Homeless.
School Council News - We really enjoyed looking at all of the Online Safety poster entries. Each school council representative voted for their favourite and chose Elsie K from year 2 as the KS1 winner and Kacper N from year 5 as the KS2 winner. They each received a £10 gift voucher.
The school council are running an Online safety poster competitions. Entries need to be in by 26th March 2020. There is a gift voucher for the winner from each keystage.
We have created a Class Dojo group so we can all communicate and share ideas during the lockdown.
We are having our meetings via Google meet online.
We discussed the toilets and asked our classes which social action project they would like the school to support. We also reminded them that we are internet safety reps, and if they had any concerns they could speak to us or a memeber of staff.
We talked about Covid measures and school lunches with our classes. Many changes were implemented afterwards and each class was given a bag of playground equipment.
It was announced that Rosemellin’s school council are the 2020 Think Big competition winners.
The school council welcomes Poppy and Millie from Year 1 to join their team.
We discussed the Coronavirus and we will remind classes to wash their hands.
We have been shortlisted for the "Think Big" competition with the chance to win money for a reading shed. We will be pitching our idea to a panel of judges on the 26th March.
We discussed a new internet safety programme called "Gooseberry planet", that will be starting after Easter.
We have designed a new outside space for reading as part of the "Think Big" competition.
We have designed a poster to promote our new recycling scheme. They are in every classroom.
The school meal surveys are in from all the classes, so we will be looking at the results.
We are going to recycle crisp packets and stationary and will speak about it this week in assemblies.
We have decided on a defibrillator fund raising ides - details to follow.
In this months meeting we discussed the school menu, online safety, fundraising for the defibrillator and a new recycling scheme that we are starting in the new year.
In this months meeting we discussed recycling. After asking our classes we found that the majority of people recycle at home.
We also discussed anti-bullying week and we will be promoting "Odd Socks Day" in assembly on Friday.
Our new school council met this week. We were given our badges and class books.
We discussed recycling and how we can encourage people to recycle.
On Friday (19th July) we went to County Hall to receive our "Learner Participation" award. We had to give a presentation on what we have changed at our school, over the past year.
We enjoyed asking other schools questions about what they have achieved.
It was nice to see where the councillors meet.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the "Learner participation" Bronze award.
In our meeting we talked about using our outside space as best we can. We also discussed the Race for Life, which is coming up soon.
Mrs Finn came to our last meeting and showed us the new furniture that was being ordered for the library.
A new carpet has been fitted over the half term break.
Our next project is to look at the best ways to use our outside space.
We talked about the library and suggestions were taken about new books, library rules and how the furniture should be arranged.
Please pass your ideas about how to improve our outside spaces to your class rep, ready for our next meeting.
This month we have been discussing what to put on our noticeboard.
We have also appointed a new Chair person, who helps Mrs Jones explain what we are going to talk about in the meetings. Congratulations to Jethro.
Here is a full list of the new committee positions:
||Emily (With support from Noah)
We are current trying to achieve the Bronze Learner Participation Award through Cornwall Healthy Schools.
Learner participation (LP) is about children and young people having their voice heard when decisions are being made that affect their lives and being actively involved in the decision-making processes. This principle needs to be reflected in the culture and ethos of the whole school community and the systems that govern it.
The form that this participation takes, be it a school council, pupil parliament or focus area committees, does not matter. Participation can happen in many ways and the award has been designed to allow for this variety of forms. What is important is that the structure is one that allows all children and young people to have their say and to be able to feed their ideas and opinions to a representative group who operate on behalf of all learners.
We recently took part in the Think Big competition, to win money towards rejuvenating our library unfortunately, although we worked hard to present our ideas, this time around we were not shortlisted. Still, we will try again next year.