School Council are looking forward to holding our first ever ‘Wear Red Day’ on October 19th, which will demonstrate our support to the campaign of giving racism the red card. All pupils and adults are invited to wear something red and donate £1. The money will be going towards a great cause.
So far this year, the School Council have organised the Harvest Collection for the Julian Trust Nightshelter, and are planning fundraising for Children in Need.
Chester Park Junior School have an audience with Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees
On Monday 22nd May the School Council went on a very special visit. Thanks to Luke in 3E, who emailed Marvin Rees requesting a visit, we were invited to look around Town House with Councillor Anna Keen as our guide and end the visit by meeting Marvin Rees for a question and answer session. Anna showed us the Chamber room where important discussions and decisions making takes place. We also got to sit in the Lord Mayors reception room! We then made our way up into the top floors of Town House into Marvin Rees’s office. We were made to feel welcome and he listened to and answered our questions thoughtfully. He told us that he would like to be remembered as the Bristol Mayor who made a difference for the people of Bristol, especially in the areas of housing, education and making Bristol “a cleaner, greener place.” It is an experience that we all found inspiring.
CPJS School Council meeting minutes March 17th
- It was agreed which year group was selling red noses on which day.
Monday: Year 3
Tuesday: Year 4
Wednesday: Year 5
Thursday: Year 6.
These days suit all year group councillors as they avoid their football day.
- Reviewed website. We would like to see
Photos of members of staff on the staff page.
More up to date photos on the top banners.
Think that the spelling page could be more user friendly.
We would like a school council section (a virtual notice board)
- Agreed that Year 5/6 will write child friendly anti bullying policy during Monday lunch and present it to Year 3/4 on Tuesday to receive feedback and add any of their suggestions. Present to Mr Mac on Monday 27th March.
Newsletter number 1: March 2017
Dear parents,carers and pupils of CPJS
This is the first CPJS School Council Newsletter. We feel that is important to keep everyone up to date with what we have been discussing in meetings and our plans for future events.
At the beginning of the school year we choose four charities that we are going to support. We spent a long time discussing and researching the charities that we would most like to support. Our final choices were Children in Need, The Poppy Appeal, Comic Relief and NSPCC. So far this year we have helped raise £570 for Children in Need and £250 for the Poppy Appeal.
As part of our roles as school councillors we felt it was important that we wrote an Anti bullying policy in child friendly language. We want the pupils at CPJS to understand what bulliyng is and what CPJS will do to help to help support any pupils experiencing bullying and what CPJS are doing to stamp bullying out. We will be presenting this policy to the school during Anti bullying week ( 3rd – 7th April) in an assembly.
Finally because we feel it is important that the pupil voice is heard we have a suggestion box in the hall that pupils can put ideas and opinions in for us to read and we will discuss them at our next meeting.
Best wishes from us all
CPJS School Council.