St.Elizabeth’s has a dedicated and effective school council chaired by Mrs McSweeney. We meet every two weeks to discuss any issues raised by the pupils of the school during class councils, to make our school better. Our School Council is made up of 2 children from each class.
School Councillors have been elected by their class for this year 2019/2020. School Councillors meet regularly as a group and then relay the minutes of the meeting back to their class. They have worked on projects such as the outdoor learning area, selecting outdoor furniture for the playground and the purchase of the Ipads.
Over the years our School Council have succeeded in making our school better in lots of ways including; in helping with the design of the tyre park, obtaining funding for the building an outside reading area; designing a sensory garden and following feedback from pupils, the Friends of St Elizabeth's donated £100 so that the School Council could purchase new equipment for children to play with during lunchtimes.
The School Council
We are now working with Catholic cluster of schools and we meet once a term.
I want to help people, respect the school and help it evolve - Chloe
I want to be a role model to the smaller children and help them around school - Sofia
I want to listen to peoples thoughts and we can hopefully make some of them come true - Serena
Our focus this year: The school Council decided to look at the amount of waterbottles in school that are not recyclable and plastic bags that lunches come in. The School Council made a poster to explain that plastic is not safe for our environment. Our meetings focused on ideas to reduce our use of single use plastics. As a result of our work there are now less plastic bottles and single use bags being used in school everyday. - The School Council.
St Elizabeth’s also have an Eco Club where we are committed to helping the environment in our school. We have achieved the Silver Eco Award! We have also put recycling bins across our school and staff room in order to save paper, we have been learning how to grow things in our garden such as beans, potatoes and sunflowers! Our Eco Ambassadors are committed to encouraging all members of our school to follow the Eco Code.