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 EMPOWER 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, emotional literacy, problem-solving, moral reasoning skills, self-esteem and self-confidence. At Ralph Sadleir our School Council is the voice of the students and enables pupils to have the chance to share ideas and to understand that their opinions count.
This year: they have worked closely with Mr Rowe to change the school menu and snacks; helped to re-write the Behaviour Policy and School Code of Conduct; as well as running raffles, competitions and activities for the whole school.
Our aim is that all members will be:
- Respected and High Profile
- Attending regular meetings
- Understanding issues that affect their school community
- Taking appropriate action
- Listening to others
- listened to
- Self reflective
- Role models
Why do we need a Student Council?
At Ralph Sadleir School, we believe that students 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.
Views from members of our Student Council
I want to be part of the Student Council because it’s great to know you’re making a difference for the school. It’s fantastic taking others ideas and putting them to good use. (Kelsey, Year 7)
I joined the Student Council as I saw that the school had a lot of potential to make some positive changes. I hope to take part in activities like fundraising and much more. I think the Student Voice is a great and inspiring committee and I hope it continues for years to come. (Alex, Year 6)
I wanted to be part of the Student Council because I have lots of ideas to make the school even better. (Emma, Year 5)