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"We are the voice of the children."
School Council elections took place in September. The following children were elected by their classmates and will make up this year's council.
Urgent Appeal for Ukraine
The School Council decided to ask families within our school to donate essential items for the poor Ukranian families who were having to flee from the Ukranian war. Within 3 days we had collected 3 car loads of goods! We were so proud to be able to help!
The School Council had, for some time, thought it would be a good idea to have a "Friendship bench" for children to sit and talk to each other. We were very fortunate to be given a donation of a bench through the Catherine Booth Foundation. Catherine's family came to unveil the bench in memory of Catherine's time as a child at St Robert Bellarmine. As you can see the bench has quickly become a very popular place to sit!
Road Safety Campaign
During Road Safety week the School Council decided their aim would be to help remind and educate anyone parking near school to do so safely, being mindful of the many children coming in and out of school. The motto was "Keep our children safe!" During this week a group of children and School Councillors displayed posters on the railings, handed out leaflets and spoke to adults outside the school about the danger to children's lives when parking illegally.
Governor's Learning Walk
Each term the School Council meet with the governors and take them on a Learning Walk through the school. The governors have explained to the children what their role is within the school. The School Council were able to explain to the governors many of the curriculum ideas and themes we are learning about in school and also how we listen to all the ways our children try to make a difference in our school.
Random Act of Kindness
In our school we believe that being KIND is one of the most important qualities we can have! And that we can ALL be KIND to one another!
The School Council thought it would be a good idea if children could award hearts with a message on to other children when they spotted someone being kind. The hearts are all brought to Mrs Dowell.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Every year we hold a Cake Sale and coffee morning for the Macmillan Appeal. This is always one of our favourite events in school. We raised £900 this year through cake donations and sales. We are very proud of being able to help this important charity.
School Council Surgery
Every half term we have a School Council surgery. This is an opportunity for the council members to explain some of the things we would like to achieve over the coming months. It also means that the rest of the school can put forward their ideas.
At one of our meetings we met with Miss Jane Booth. She spoke to the children about the foundation she was setting up in memory of her mum and the connection to our school and our community.
The Strand Partnership
Two members of our council recently attended a meeting with council members from other schools involved in the Strand Partnership. The project we have decided to focus upon this year is 'Safety' and in particular, "How can our communities keep us safe?"
Mayor of Sefton "Christmas Toy Appeal"
The School Council decided it would be lovely to help the local children and families in Sefton. We held a non uniform day and everyone donated toys to give to children who are less fortunate than us. Parents were so generous!
The School council have always championed rewards for good attendance. However during the pandemic this was not possible.
However the children wanted to bring back some rewards. They agreed that the best class each week for attendance would get an additional 10 minute play on a Friday afternoon!
Three members of our school council were lucky enough to visit The Grange last week and learn how to make videos using Adobe Spark Video. Hopefully we will be able to share these skills with others in school and possibly use this software as part of our Strand Partnership project in the coming months.
The first school council surgery of the year took place last week. The new council introduced themselves and gave feedback about ideas that had been discussed during their weekly meetings. They also announced that it had been a unanimous decision to, once again, support Isaac House as our chosen charity over this school year. Isaac's House Orphanage in Uganda provides a home for children affected by war, HIV and poverty. Many children have lost their parents and have been witness to shocking acts of violence.
Isaac's House was founded by Paul Howells from Crosby in 2009. Through his passion and determination and with the help of volunteers it continues to grow. We at St Robert Bellarmine want to support him and his charity to help make a difference. Throughout this school year, we will hold different fund raising events to raise money. Please support us to support him.
More information about Isaac's House can be found at:
This year two of our school councilors will be working with councilors from 22 other schools in the Strand Partnership on a project to promote health and wellbeing within our schools. There will be a series of meetings to be held throughout the year.
Our first task was to help Mrs Austin at the Macmillan Coffee Morning, which was great fun and a huge success! We managed to raise a staggering £1040! We would like to thank all of the children, parents and grandparents for their great support. We couldn't do it without you.
The year started with elections for our new school council. Children from year 2 to year 6 were asked to submit an application if they wished to become a school councilor. A shortlisting then took place so that there were four candidates for each class; 2 boys and 2 girls. The children from each class were then asked to vote for 1 boy and 1 girl to represent them.
Our first task was to help Mrs Austin at the Macmillan Coffee Morning, which was great fun and a huge success! We managed to raise over £900!
The half term started with the School Council deciding on which charity they would like to support this year. After a whole school ballot, we decided to support Isaac's House Orphanage in Uganda which provides a home for children affected by war, HIV and poverty. Many children have lost their parents and have been witness to shocking acts of violence.
Isaac's House was founded by Paul Howells from Crosby in 2009. Through his passion and determination and with the help of volunteers it continues to grow.
We at St Robert Bellarmine want to support him and his charity to help make a difference. Throughout this school year, we will hold different fund raising events to raise money. Please support us to support him.
More information about Isaac's House can be found at:
Children In Need
On Friday 16th November, we will be supporting Children In Need by holding a pyjama day to raise funds for Isaac's House Orphanage. Please help support us in this great cause.