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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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School Council Blog

School Council Blog


Friday 7th September

This week in school in school we have asked classes to select their represenitive for the school council this year. At St. Matthews we are encouraging a democratic enviroment where the children will get a say in who represents their class, and in turn their school. We will update you as soon as we have our new School Council 2018/19.



Fortnight switch off (20/11/2017)

Our School Council are about to promote the switching off of lights around school that aren't being used. This will not only save money but will help the environment as St Matthews push to get the silver award for Eco Schools.



Tuck Shop

Our school tuck shop is now up and running at the Juniors at break time. The following days for for each class

Monday Year 3
Tuesday Year 4
Wednesday Year 5
Thursday Year 6
Friday All of KS2

The following items are being sold; Breadsticks - 10p, Apples - 20p, Raisins - 20p.

All profits made will be going towards school funds.


Peace Pledge

On the 20th February 2017 we had a visit from the Mayor of Oldham. We led a peace assembly and signed the pledge to peace document. We hope to promote peace in school, in our community and around the world.


Peace Garden

Children have been asked to design in their own time or at wet play times a peace garden. Please give any designs back to our school council members.


​Mayoral and Heritage Tour

15th November 2016

​The school council and prefects were invited to visit the Mayor of Oldham at the Civic Centre. We all sat in the council chambers and asked lots of questions to the Mayor of Oldham. We were invited to have juice and biscuits and then asked to sign the visitors register. We all has a lovely afternoon and enjoyed looking at all the silverware cabinets.

St Matthew's School Councillors are elected by their peers through a voting process reflecting the British Value of democracy and give pupils a voice in decisions to be made at the school. 


Thursday, 22 June 2016

Congratulations to the members of our newly elected School Council, who held their first official meeting today.  Under discussion were measures they could take to help the school with Healthy Schools status and ideas including the setting up of a Healthy School Tuckshop.


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

School Council voted to wear green for the day to support Seen in Green campaign. Councillors were asked what they would like to see on the school playgrounds and will go back to their classes for thoughts.  Discussions were made as to whether a tuck shop could be opened and what they would sell.  Issues were raised over management of playground baskets.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

School Council to be in charge of play boxes, checking daily and reporting missing items for Mrs Akroyd.  Year group boxes to be changed each week. BBQ stall ideas were explored for money raising.  Ideas suggested were fizzy pops, fruit shoots, pic n mix, raffle, tombola, ice cream van, football, bouncy castle and pizza.


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

School Council addressed the issue of organising Sports Relief.  Agreed tackling Lands End to John o Groats through a combination of cycling, rowing machine, treadmill and class miles.  Hector and Zara to timetable juniors. Some wristbands for sale £1 or £2 and pens £1.  Daily sellers, Year 5 and 6 to do a rota.  Put on newsletter and text.  Any sportswear to be worn.  Playbox rules established.  Trialling Year 5 and 6 football, starting Tuesdays after Easter.  World Book Day - bring an old book and swap idea.  Can School Council write a small piece for newsletter each week.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

New badges arrived and distributed.  Year 1 being roted on this week.  Group picture required.  Feedback from Sports Relief ideas: all do a PE challenge for a sponsor in PE lessons; Walk a Mile round; wear own clothes for £1; Speedmark - Shootout; rowing machine; lunchtime KS2 provision/organised sport; basketball; stationery shop to aid fundraising.  Decision to continue with egg hunt and develop rota for trim trail.


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Children discussed which charities to support, sports leaders, badges and website.  Discussed the option of more sports matches against each other and different extended sports, perhaps to include archery, cookery club, girls' football, zumba, rounders and hockey.  A school magazine proposed.