Young Governors

Young Governors

Our Elected Officials

As a school, we value consultation with our children and listen to their views. In light of this, at the beginning of the school year, children in each class from Years 2-6, are invited to run for the school council.

Last week, Mrs Wood and Miss Williams had the pleasure of listening to some of the speeches. It was heart warming to see so many children participating in the elections. Each candidate showed dedication and a love for their school as they shared their visions and aspirations for the future with their fellow voters. Mrs Wood and Miss Williams were just relieved that they didn’t have the responsibility of voting!

We are therefore very proud to present Greatstone Primary School council for 2017 -2018.
Year 2 – Opal – Teddy and Elle – Onyx
Year 3 – Charlie – Coral and Lois – Crystal
Year 4 – Molly – Rhinestone and Kirsty – Ruby
Year 5 – Faith – Amethyst and Callum – Amber
Year 6 – Brooke – Topaz and Stephanie – Turquoise

The newly elected school council will meet regularly to discuss school improvement issues along with suggestions and concerns from the school body. Miss Williams, Carole Simpson and Mrs Wood will support the council to help make decisions that will most benefit the school. We look forward to a very exciting year.

Here are the “Matters for Discussion” notes from the Young Governor meetings.

Monday 8th January 2018
Before the Christmas holidays, the school office were receiving many complaints regarding the use of the road leading to and from school.  Many road users were exceeding the speed limit and parking on the prohibited Zig Zag lines outside the gates.  Residents of local houses were also upset due to cars blocking access to their driveways during busy periods.
It was suggested that the Young Governors raise the awareness of safe use of the road and car park and tried to improve the situation for all.  We discussed the matter in our meeting and decided that we would encourage classes to create posters reminding drivers of the rules.  Posters were put up on surrounding lampposts and fences.  Others were dropped through doors of local houses, requesting that residents display them clearly in their windows.   Our school secretary contacted the local council who sent us banners and flyers to issue in response to the difficulties that had arisen. 
The Young Governors are confident with such a large number of children and families being made aware of the rules, that safety and consideration will prevail as we continue our journey to and from school.

Matters For Discussion