School Council

What is a school council?
A school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school.

What does the Mendell school council do?
The school council meets to discuss and sort out problems. These may include school lunches, behaviour or ideas for fundraising events. Older members of the school council will be responsible for carrying out the ideas that have been agreed, such as planning discos, writing newspaper articles, or arranging fundraising details.

What jobs are there?
Each year, every class will elect two representatives to be members of each school council.
Our current school councils include:
 Healthy eating group
 Rights Respecting group
 Eco group

What makes Mendell’s school councils so effective?
A good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done.
These are some of the things that make our council’s effective:
• Regular meetings
• A council that is not too big
• Class councils that meet regularly
• Good communication between representatives and their class
• Training for school council members
• Smaller groups/individuals working on specific events or issues
• A budget