The purpose of the School Council is to get new ideas by consulting classes on things that will affect them in school eg. events such as raising money for charity, school values, how to make the school environment even better and healthy living.
Each class votes for 2 representatives to go on the school council. Their role is to discuss ideas with their class and take responsibility for bringing them to the School Council meetings. After meetings the School Council members need to report back to their class.
School Council members need to be prepared to talk in a group, be a good listener, share ideas, be organised and committed to meetings as they may take place during playtimes.
It is really important that children think carefully about who they vote for as the School Council will be involved in some important decisions.