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Your School Needs You

At St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School we value the views of our pupils and have a number of different representative groups, with members from different year groups. If you would like to join one of these groups just follow the instructions below. The closing date for all applications is 9:00a.m. Wednesday  16th September. Please send your application by email to the school office (especially if you are in quarantine)  or hand them in to your classteacher. 

St. Vincent’s Pupil Chaplaincy Team

The Pupil Chaplaincy Team are recruited from Years 5 and 6 and they just have to write a persuasive letter to Mrs Avdiu explaining why they should be part of the team this year.

In their letter, they can include examples of when they have shown Christian values in their daily life.​

St. Vincent’s School Council

St. Vincent’s School Council represent the views and opinions of the pupils of St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School. Every child from year 1 to year 6 is given the opportunity to put themselves forward to become a School Council representative for their class. Please write a manifesto that you can read out in class (or can be read out for you if you are quarantining) Candidates give election speeches to their class before formal voting takes place, just like in a real election. We have meetings every week to talk about the suggestions and concerns the children in our classes have raised and we invite various members of staff to our meetings to discuss our options. We meet and work with our school governors and work with our Parents Association as often as we can. We also plan ways to raise money to benefit everyone in the school. Every year, we visit the Houses of Parliament to learn more about how democracy works in Great Britain.

We are the voice of the children!

School Council – Job description

In this job you will be responsible for:

  • Representing the voice of the pupils of St. Vincent’s School.
  •  Working with each other and adults to make decisions which will improve the school.
  • Attending meetings regularly and on time.
  • Listening to and collecting ideas from your class and  sharing them at council meetings.
  •  Collecting ideas from the school council suggestion box and bringing these to the meeting.
  •  Helping in assemblies if needed.
  • Deciding on and organising fundraising events.
  • Being a good role model for other children.
  • Representing St. Vincent’s both in school and out of school.

You will need these skills:

  •  good listening
  •  a sensible, reliable and responsible attitude
  • be approachable
  • be willing to help others
  • be a good role model of behaviour for others
  • be confident with a clear speaking voice
  • be encouraging to others
  • be honest and trustworthy, be kind and fair
  • be willing to bring ideas to meetings, even if you don’t agree with them

St. Vincent’s Sports Ambassadors

We are recruiting a new team of Sports Ambassadors! This team of pupils, led by the Head Sports Ambassador, promote the positive values of sport whilst aiming to increase participation opportunities and healthy lifestyles for everyone!

Have a look at the responsibilities below:

  • You will be responsible for leading games and activities during lunchtime
  • You will be responsible for running one session a week
  • You will be responsible for attending Sports Ambassador meetings

In order to apply to be a Sports Ambassador, you must be:

  • In Year 5 or 6
  • Enthusiastic about games and sports
  • A good team player

If you would like to apply, please write a short paragraph to Miss Gorick stating why you would like to be a Sports Ambassador and why you think you would be good for the role! If you are currently at home, please email your paragraph to the office and they will forward it to Miss Gorick. I look forward to reading your applications!

St. Vincent’s Green Team

The St. Vincent’s Green Team has vacancies for Year 1 representatives (one boy and one girl). The Green Team members are  responsible for the upkeep of the growing and garden areas of the school.  They carry out a half termly audit: checking that both staff and children alike are following our Green Charter (we fondly call ourselves The Green Police!) One of our most important, and rewarding , jobs is for Green Team to plan, prepare and carry out at least one charitable event throughout the year.  The main focus is on the promotion of saving energy, cutting green house gases, recycling and making sure we remain a healthy school. Green Team look at the issues of the day and work towards changing them.

If you would like to join the Green Team please prepare a speech to present to your class. If you are in quarantine you can write this for your teacher to read to the class. Mrs Knowler is looking forward to meeting the new members.

 

Thank you for your support of the school and for representing your fellow pupils. We look forward to meeting all the new representatives at our special assembly on Friday.

9 comments on “Your School Needs You

  1. Hello, Am I still in the Green Team now am I in Year 2 I would like to be.

  2. Miss Coleman says:

    Good morning Jacob, Mrs Knowler is happy for the Green Team members to stay the same, if you would still like this responsibility, as you did not have the chance to complete the year. I’m pleased you want to continue. Well done!

  3. Yes Jacob, as Miss Coleman has said, if you were a member last year then I would be more than happy to have you back (and LK who never had the chance to do anything!) Our year was so disrupted, I would like to get to work with you all again. Alternatively, if you feel that you do not want to carry on that is also OK. I have appreciated all of the work that you carried out before Lockdown: thank you so much. This year is going to be very different to previous years. The way we work will be changing at first. It is going to be very interesting to see how we get on. I am very much looking forward to seeing you all, even if it is via Zoom (we will see).

  4. Good afternoon,
    I am really looking forward to submitting my application to school council this year! I missed it last year, and was very disappointed. Now is my chance again! And if I fail again, then I will wait until Year 3 (“hopefully not!”).

  5. Miss Coleman says:

    What a positive attitude, Juliet. Well done and good luck!

  6. Will year 1 get help to read out the manifesto?

  7. Miss Coleman says:

    Yes, Miss Travers will help them to read back their ideas.

  8. Hi, hope you are all good! I am one of the new year 6 Green Team members!?
    I have a question, what day and time do Green Team have to be at school for our meetings?

  9. Miss Coleman says:

    Good question Gabriella.
    Green Team will be meeting every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.
    School Council will be meeting every Tuesday at 8:15 a.m.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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