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.
School Council Aims:
The school council wants to empower all children at Dundonald Primary School. Empowerment is not only about academic success; it also means having your views listened to, respected and acted upon.
1) To give Dundonald's pupils 'a voice' and to make sure any suggestions or concerns are listened to and acted upon.
2) To give pupils the opportunity to work alongside other members of the school community (staff, governors, visitors, parents/carers).
3) To encourage collaboration between pupils of different ages.
4) To allow pupils to experience democracy at first hand and learn the importance of being active citizens.
Recent Projects and Achievements:
The School Council recently
- Organised the sale of hundreds of 'Happy Hippos' alongside the LunchBowl Network to gain valuable funds to deliver fresh fruit to School's in Kenya.
- Collated children's ideas from across the school and then voted to collect funds for the WWF on our annual Christmas Jumper Day.
- Designed and created work for the school's Mission Statement board.