We passionately believe that if every child can have their voice heard, understood and responded to, they will become active participants in their communities.
We aim for our members to: ENGAGE, ENTHUSE and ENCOURAGE our whole school community.
About Student Council
School councils provide a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as speaking and listening skills, teamwork, problem-solving, moral reasoning skills, self-esteem and self-confidence.
“I like being a school councillor because it gives me the opportunity to put my fellow classmates’ opinions forward to improve the ways of the Ralphie community.”
Freya, Year 8
At Ralph Sadleir our School Council is the voice of the pupils and enables pupils to have the chance to share ideas and to understand that their opinions count.
Our aim is that all members will be:
- Attending regular meetings
- Understanding issues that affect their school community
- Taking appropriate action
- Listening to others
- listened to
- Role models
“I love being on the school council because we can help other students’ voices to be heard. I also love it as so many ideas come to life.”
Harley, Year 6
Why do we need a Student Council?
At Ralph Sadleir School, we believe that pupils are partners in the education process with the school. Their opinions are equally important and can help the adults to see things from a different perspective.
The Every Child Matters agenda states that every young person should:
- be healthy
- stay safe
- enjoy and achieve
- make a positive contribution
- achieve economic well-being.
Our School Council is a great way to ensure that the children have a say in making these things happen.
“I like the school council because it is a great way to express what I think would make this already beautiful school even better!”
Anneke, Year 6
Our School Council brings fresh ideas and perspectives to school-wide issues to encourage a safe, caring and positive environment.
“I love being part of the school council because it makes you feel like part of a community. I also believe that we can always improve with new ideas. Helping classmates to get their ideas heard is encouraging too as it makes me feel more needed and important.”
Jake, Year 8