School Council usually meet every week and we have already had several meetings to discuss and organise our fundraising for the year.
In addition to this School Council are part of our Rights Respecting Schools steering committee and will be updating all the children in their classes regularly on our journey and asking them to contribute ideas and opinions in order to make Rights Respecting an embedded part of our school ethos and values.
After sending out a questionnaire to gather the thoughts and ideas of all the children, School council have been busy collating all of these ideas and thoughts into a School Prayer. They have now written the prayer and are in the process of creating a display in order to serve as a reminder to us, with the much appreciated help of Mr & Mrs Baddeley. School Council will then be able to teach the school and it will form part of our regular worship. More details to follow....
We raised £134.50 - thank you.
WORLD BOOK DAY.
Thank you for your book donations - 198 books were gratefully received by Oxfam.
A big thank you to everyone, we managed to raise £122.00 and we all enjoyed wearing our festive jumpers too!.
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise a fantastic £135.00 for Children in Need.
Today in assembly School Council launched our Christmas shoe box appeal. This year they decided to support the Rotary club appeal, who send shoe boxes to disadvantaged children in Albania, Montenegro, Moldova and Romania. The children explained why when we have so much to be thankful for that we need to think about others too. We really hope you can help us send as many shoe boxes as possible this year.
We managed to send 39 shoe boxes to help give children who are not as lucky as us a happier Christmas.
This morning, Tuesday 4th October, we celebrated our Harvest Festival in Church and following School Councils' letter asking for food donations for Gillingham foodbank we received generous contributions. Many thanks for all your support. School Council eagerly received donations and created a wonderful display in church. Following the Service they then boxed up all the food ready for collection by the Foodbank.
Update: Your kind food donations raised enough food to feed a family of 4 for nearly a month. Thank you.
Today, Saturday 28th May, we came into school to make the school mosaic and what a brilliant time we had. A big thank you to school council and the adults too who helped. School Council, you should all be very proud of yourselves. You worked very hard, cooperated excellently and are a credit to yourselves and the school.
On Friday 4th March, School Council prepared and introduced the Playground Charter to the whole school community in assembly. They took all the children's views from our pupil voice afternoon and used this to create our rights and responsibilities for playtime.
Our playground charter is now complete and replaces the temporary one. It was designed by School Council and we can refer to it at playtime to remind ourselves of our responsibilities so that everyone's rights can be met.
World Book Day and Oxfam Fundraising
On 19th January School Council and Waste Warriors held an assembly, which they prepared themselves, to explain the Lunchtime Charter. They talked about and presented a small drama to explain the rights and more importantly the responsibilities of everyone at lunchtime. Following on from this all the children and MDSA's have signed their name or placed their picture on the lunchtime charter to show they have agreed to the charter.
On 18th December Semley school raised £120 for Text Santa Christmas Jumper. The money raised will go to help Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK and Save the Children. Well done everyone and Thank You.
On Friday 13th November School Council organised our Children in Need Fundraiser of a Mufti Day with optional crazy hair! As a result they raised £153.50.
On 17/11/15 School Council helped load our shoe boxes for collection. We sent 33 shoe boxes.
On 13th October School Council led assembly, in order to explain to the school the importance of Operation Christmas Child (The shoebox appeal). They not only decided what needed to be said, but also decided on appropriate videos and hymns. We hope you will help us to support this worthwhile cause.
This year School Council organised the collection of food donations for our local food bank. On the day, they received and organised the produce to create a display for our Harvest celebration. After the assembly they carefully packed the produce and gave our donations to
Mrs Baddeley, from the food bank run by Father's House.
School Council would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone for their contributions.