Dundonald School Council is made up of two representatives from each class, starting from Year 1. At the beginning of the autumn term, the children elect two people to represent their views and attend school council meetings. These are held every two weeks, where the school councillors investigate issues raised by their classmates, Mrs Duffy (Headteacher) or outside agencies (Governors, members of the PTA and members of the LA). The councillors then feed back to their classmates about what happened at the meeting and make things happen, or explain why they can't.
In the current academic year the following children represent the School Council:
Ayesha and Kayden (Year 1F), Rocky and Zara (Year 1M), Linnea and Thomas (Year 2H), Ruhani and Iddy (Year 2M), Sophia and Dhruv (Year 3C), Dylan and Vir (Year 3R), Nathan and Tilly (Year 4), Hakim and Emily (Year 5), Emily and Beatrice (Year 6).
The school council want to empower all children at Dundonald Primary School.
Empowerment is not just about academic success; it also means having your views listened to, respected and acted upon.
General Aim of the School Council is:
- to explore real and current issues
- to connect directly with the community
- to learn through planning activities
- to learn through 'doing'
- to assimilate and reflect upon learning
- leading an assembly on how to use new playground equipment sensibly
- creation of new staff questionnaire for Weekly News
- launch of 'Wheel of Wellbeing' in every class
- organisation of Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for the Marine Conservation Society which protects our seas, shores and wildlife (Global Goal 14)
- launching the KS1 Anti-Bullying leaflet